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by PowerMuffin
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Old floor advice
Replies: 11
Views: 8283

Re: Old floor advice

Geez, I would be over the moon to find that in our house. Good for you - your labor was worth it!!
(other)Diane
by PowerMuffin
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Pedestal Sink
Replies: 2
Views: 7553

Re: Pedestal Sink

Well I couldn't find anything on the internet about that manufacturer. Maybe you could try Vintage Plumbing and some other antique plumbing suppliers.
http://www.vintageplumbing.com/
Diane
by PowerMuffin
Wed May 08, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Renting Older Homes
Replies: 5
Views: 3938

Re: Renting Older Homes

I think you need to see what kind of rental market you have in your area first. What kind of prices are owners getting and which neighborhoods are being snatched up by renters. If you do a good job of screening the potential renters, I doubt that you would have damage other than normal wear and tear...
by PowerMuffin
Wed May 08, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: HELP: Identify this 1920 kit house
Replies: 1
Views: 2247

Re: HELP: Identify this 1920 kit house

Have you Googled kit homes? There are archives of many kit builders on line. Of course it could be that a local builder used the same plans for multiple houses in your area, which was and is quite common. Our house was duplicated around our town and it is too early to be a kit home.
Diane
by PowerMuffin
Wed May 08, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Old updated house. Is it worth it???
Replies: 8
Views: 4748

Re: Old updated house. Is it worth it???

Hmmm. If I were considering this house, I would hire a structural engineer to give me a real opinion of the condition of the foundation and what is necessary to fix it. We did this and were very happy with the expert opinion and his detailed explanation/recommendation of what to do.
Diane
by PowerMuffin
Wed May 08, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help w/200 year old wood floors
Replies: 1
Views: 2123

Re: Help w/200 year old wood floors

After you have cleaned, rinsed and dried the floor you can tape off the area that has been damaged and stain it to match the rest of the existing floor. Then seal the (dry) newly stained floor with a sealer that gives you the same sheen as the undamaged part.
Diane
by PowerMuffin
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Any info on 1926 bungalow?
Replies: 5
Views: 4784

Re: Any info on 1926 bungalow?

Water board usually has great records which show the date the water was first turned on. Look at the old address books and telephone books at the library. Ours show who lived in the house, what their occupation was and it is sorted by address. Our library had the 1904 and the 1914 address books. Our...
by PowerMuffin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Martin Luther King Jr's former parsonage home
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

Re: Martin Luther King Jr's former parsonage home

Very sad to think of what their lives could have been. But I love seeing the old kitchen. The house is quite cheery.
Thanks,
Diane
by PowerMuffin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Nova Scotia school house converted to cottage
Replies: 1
Views: 1747

Re: Old Nova Scotia school house converted to cottage

That is a very cute home in an absolutely beautiful location! Thanks for sharing.
Diane
by PowerMuffin
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Paint or Wall Paper?
Replies: 13
Views: 11041

Re: Paint or Wall Paper?

Our home was originally wallpaper, no paint. Like BigBill's, subsequent owners went over the wallpaper with more wallpapers and then cheap paneling, more wallpaper and paint. I took off all the layers, patched, sanded, primed and painted the plaster. I just could not make myself put up wallpaper aft...