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by Don M
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Old House Pets
Replies: 195
Views: 142634

Re: Old House Pets

Cute boy; we rescued a Corgi for our son 2 years ago. He is a terrific dog. A friend visited over the weekend with her two Corgis. 4 Corgis in the kitchen while trying to cook is a trick!
by Don M
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof
Replies: 66
Views: 63351

Re: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof

Yes I see your point! As far as the bump out goes you may want to investigate the difference in costs for a small bump out or a larger addition. You might get a bigger bang for your buck if you build a larger addition.
by Don M
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof
Replies: 66
Views: 63351

Re: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof

You might consider creating an extension to your driveway to the right side of your garage door so you could back out of the garage turning to the right onto the pad then drive out the driveway going forward. You would still lose some grass but getting in & out would be much easier & safer as well.
by Don M
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1910 House
Replies: 84
Views: 52818

Re: 1910 House

Very nice!
by Don M
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128383

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

Yeah when the water table is high we get cold spring water flowing across our cellar floor but it goes down a 6 inch drain & back out to a ditch in front of the house then it flows into the run & then to the Yellow Britches. The old farmers who built our house had it figured out! :wink:
by Don M
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128383

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

I run a dehumidifier year round in my cellar but it's very dry this time of year. You may want to investigate why you get so much water in your basement. Your gutters may need to be directed further away from your house & make sure the grade outside directs water away from your foundation.
by Don M
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128383

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

That's amazing that there is that much moisture especially with the chimney not open to the outside! I suppose moisture rising from the cellar could cause that. Maybe you can fill in the cleanout with insulation & or unstick the cleanout door to stop the condensation rising up?!
by Don M
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128383

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

That's a good use for the chimney if you can clear it. Does the chimney still exit thru the roof or has it been knocked down below the roof & roofed over? That might account for the debris---one of my chimneys had a lot of junk in it but that was probably due to lack of use, weather, animals etc. A ...
by Don M
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128383

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

Oh, so you will be using it to cover the thimble opening for a wood or coal stove? That's a good idea!