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by Don M
Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Age of windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 2690

Age of Windows & houses.

Val, There are some excellent books available that discuss various styles of homes and the features generally common to them. One is McAlester's A Field Guide to American Houses available on the Restoration Bookstore on this site above right! There are a number of others there as well. You may be ab...
by Don M
Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Lathe & Plaster Asbestos
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Asbestos in lath&plaster

I don't know how common it is for asbestos to be used in plaster but my guess is if it's not in the ceiling plaster it is not in the wall plaster either. If you used a good respirator you are probably OK although the dust settling out of the air could certainly be a problem. I would be more concerne...
by Don M
Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cranky gas hot water heater
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Cranky Water Heater

We use to have that problem if the wind blew the wrong way. Air came down the vent and blew out the pilot light. After this happened a couple of times I had a service tech come look at it and he replaced the pilot light setup with a new one which solved the problem. Apparently the gas opening for th...
by Don M
Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Home Depot 10% Coupon?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

10% Discount at Home Depot

I don't know if HD offers an on-line coupon. They do offer a 10% dicount to military members with an ID at point of sale.
by Don M
Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Floor Insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Floor insulation

Hi Jason, The suggestions provided are excellent. To respond to part of your question about skirting to block cold air from blowing in; that too is a good idea. Where do you live; are you in a southern climate? What sort of house have you? Is it supported on wooden posts? The question of humidity is...