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by SkipW
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything about this style home?
Replies: 16
Views: 36220

Re: Anyone know anything about this style home?

I wonder if the porch was added at a later date?

Without it, I would call it a colonial style brick house.

Either way it is a very nice looking house!
by SkipW
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What type of DOOR is this??
Replies: 13
Views: 6895

Re: What type of DOOR is this??

From what I can see in the pic, it simply looks like a single panel door.
by SkipW
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How to Refinish an Exterior Wood Door
Replies: 9
Views: 11538

Re: How to Refinish an Exterior Wood Door

I recently did a wooden door refinishing project for a client and used Epiphanes "Rapid Clear" for the first five coats. It goes on super easily and you don't have to worry as much as you would with varnish that will be a top coat. On top of that, I used Epiphanes "Woodfinish Plus" for three coats a...
by SkipW
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Mold in Bathroom Tile
Replies: 7
Views: 6213

Re: Mold in Bathroom Tile

Having all your accomplices reply with SPAM taglines is also a good way!
by SkipW
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How to do Interior design of a Old house with little cost
Replies: 2
Views: 3564

Re: How to do Interior design of a Old house with little cos

...Or...you can get your buddy to post spam as an answer to your post. That seems to be popular!
by SkipW
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My First Project House--a 1923 Cape Cod
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

Re: My First Project House--a 1923 Cape Cod

Cute house! The house and lot look well maintained actually.

Pictures, or it didn't happen...we want pictures!
by SkipW
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: icynene and moisture in plaster walls
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Re: icynene and moisture in plaster walls

Let me start by saying that I do not own a brick home nor do I know of the properties of air flow in the wall cavity. That said, I would run like hell before I let a contractor foam the underside of my roof deck, close off the soffit vents or close the wall venting openings in the basement. The hous...
by SkipW
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Temporary Window Sash
Replies: 5
Views: 3192

Re: Temporary Window Sash

In the interim, you might try a piece of plexi, cut to fit and with foam weatherstrip added around the edge. Place into the opening with the weatherstrip landing on the parting bead or stop. If you aren't worried about light, try the same with a piece of luan or similar. Both can be reused on same-s...
by SkipW
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: beadboard: tougue & groove or sheets of plywood?
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Re: beadboard: tougue & groove or sheets of plywood?

I agree with James that the general interpretation would be the real thing. I just did a job that specified bead board (actually edge & center bead) but it was the real thing and that is what was installed. You did not mention where this application is occurring, but the fake 4x8 sheet stuff is not ...
by SkipW
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 4119

Re: what is this?

Agreed, blown in cellulose insulation. Wish I had some.....