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by pqtex
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: cistern in back yard
Replies: 40
Views: 11945

Re: cistern in back yard

Well...gee...all I found was an old septic tank! ha. I know my house had a cistern at one time...and I can barely remember it from my childhood...but it's long gone. Now that I own my great-grandparent's home, I discovered a spot close to the house that was sinking...and the sinkhole was getting big...
by pqtex
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Question about my doors
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Question about my doors

I don't know if your old door was covered like mine, but I discovered the nice old doors under paneling they put on to match the walls. There were only a few small nail holes and a lot of glue. The covering came off easily and the doors were in good shape.
by pqtex
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Sink leg question
Replies: 8
Views: 3074

Re: Sink leg question

I have two sinks that have the four holes. Both sinks have the chrome towel bars and a pair of legs in the front. Neither sink has legs in the back. The back holes have bolts that attach to a wall bracket, which is the main support of the sink. In other words, I could remove the chome legs and towel...
by pqtex
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Porch Posts for a 1911 Cottage.... (UPDATED with new pics)
Replies: 28
Views: 3093

Re: Porch Posts for a 1911 Cottage....

I would use the salvaged posts too, but I might look at having only two posts instead of four. My porch is considerably wider than yours, and had four columns originally, which I think was in proportion to the size. I wish I could get the columns back on my 1913 house. My grandfather replaced them i...
by pqtex
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Queen Anne roof
Replies: 32
Views: 8390

Re: Queen Anne roof

I like the red, too.
by pqtex
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Queen Anne roof
Replies: 32
Views: 8390

Re: Queen Anne roof

There is usually an annual insurance discount for architectural shingles. They are more wind resistent.
by pqtex
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: HOW TO POST PICTURES OF YOUR OLD HOUSE!!!!
Replies: 170
Views: 573559

Re: HOW TO POST PICTURES OF YOUR OLD HOUSE!!!!

My house was built by my great-grandparents in 1913. This is how it looked in 2006 when I acquired it from my parents. It hadn't been occupied for about 20 years. I'd already had the new roof put on. I intend to put columns back on the front porch and maybe someday remove the siding to the original ...
by pqtex
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Need Insurance company for old house
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: Need Insurance company for old house

My house was built in 1913. It was insured with State Farm while my parents still owned it and I switched to Farmers when I acquired it because I had been with Farmers for many years. The thing I find weird is that Farmers has a construction date of 1957 and when I talked (tried to correct it) to th...
by pqtex
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Intro and pictures.
Replies: 46
Views: 7833

Re: Intro and pictures.

For perspective: My house was built by my great-grandfather in 1913. It is about 2000 square feet, one story and has a simple roof design of a hip roof with a cross hip in the back. The roof was damaged by Hurricane Rita in 2005, and thankfully, insurance covered the costs of the new roof. Underneat...
by pqtex
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Updated Craftsman-style Door
Replies: 18
Views: 3470

Re: Updated Craftsman-style Door

Hi... I've been lurking for a while, and this looks like a good one to jump in on. I'm a 6th generation Texan, and 3 years ago, I moved into the house my great-grandparents built in 1913. It's fun to read about the search for the history on your homes, and I'm lucky enough to have grown up next door...