Search found 54 matches

by Tony Gagliardi
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: The disappointing Historical House Tour
Replies: 38
Views: 7330

Angolito - I agree with the "repair" idea from Melissa, this is exactly what I pulled off on my house. It took a lot longer and made the job more difficult but I did it one or two pieces at a time and anytime anyone came by I was simply "repairing" an existing structure. Our codes only require bring...
by Tony Gagliardi
Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What hangs over your mantel?
Replies: 52
Views: 7330

I have a Dean Meeker (1950's) titled Horsemen and numbered 22/60. I managed to get this for $7 at a local auction! I also keep some of my pottery on the mantle.



http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/agaglia@a ... pg&.src=ph
by Tony Gagliardi
Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: "Row" Businesses
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

One of the biggest hurdles anyone faces with older buildings like that is what the codes will require you to do if you open a business/renovate. A lot of older businesses are grandfathered as far as newer "Life Safety" codes, but as soon as the building changes hands you could be required to comply ...
by Tony Gagliardi
Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: The disappointing Historical House Tour
Replies: 38
Views: 7330

I would agree with the feeling that older homes that are updated should not be on a historical tour, but.... I don't consider a "Historical" home as just an older one. Right up to today's new homes every era has a distinct style of what was considered the "modern" home. A 1950's home had a distinct ...
by Tony Gagliardi
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: trouble getting motivated
Replies: 32
Views: 8029

I always go through the "no motivation" period in between bigger projects. Most of my "old house" friends go through the same thing, I have come to believe it is perfectly normal. Don't worry about it, stop and smell the roses, relax, keep your life activities balanced, family , friends, entertainme...
by Tony Gagliardi
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Porch Flooring Options
Replies: 20
Views: 31786

A lot of problems with rotting porch floors isn't always related to them "getting wet" but rather "staying wet". Older porches held up well because they had open lattice around the bottom or nothing, so once the rain stopped there was plenty of circulating ventilation to dry them quickly. The recent...
by Tony Gagliardi
Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: floor joist/beam replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 5807

http://www.southernpine.com/spantables.shtml

This is a nice web site that may help you decide what you are going to do.

The code for treated or not is all around the distance from the ground the joist will sit. I believe it is 18 inches or less requires treated wood.
by Tony Gagliardi
Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Shower Curtain Rods / Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 4690

http://www.plumbingworld.com/trackrods.html


I believe this is what you need.
by Tony Gagliardi
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: I have a HUGE problem.........I think?!? (NEW PICS)
Replies: 23
Views: 6110

Looks to me like a DIY project gone bad and not finished.

Was probably sagging floors, PO knocked out foundation wall to get underneath and added the beam and jacks to level the floor. Then, just never added back the proper foundation, decided to sell instead.
by Tony Gagliardi
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: electrical wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 2964

After reading all your desricptions about load, it is lights, you bought from someone who flipped it, I would be very suspicious that those lights were originally on a three way circuit and when the "flipper" went through the house they might have replaced three way switches with a regular two way s...