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by SouthernLady
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

Re: SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!

I did some research and read about soaking a rag with hydrogen peroxide and letting it sit on the floor for 10-15 minutes, then putting cat litter down for 24 hours to remove any moisture. So, that's what I did. On a good note, while I was letting the peroxide sit on the floor, I went to investigate...
by SouthernLady
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

Re: SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!

Also, will white vinegar remove the shine off a refinished floor?
by SouthernLady
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!

The large cow, otherwise known as a golden retriever :roll: , was left alone last night in the old house and peed and pooped all over the floors in the old house--the freshly restored floors! I need to know what to do ASAP to take care of the urine issues. There are workmen putting in a new furnace ...
by SouthernLady
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 8981

Re: House numbers

With all of them being so uniform, I would be inclined to believe they were issued by the city. That is something you still have yours! I was browsing through an antique store this weekend, and the thought came to me--many hardware stores sell wooden plaques of all shapes and sizes. You could possib...
by SouthernLady
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42552

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

This fireplace looks similar to mine, I guess. Would this have been the probable setup?:
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Also, this site looks interesting...
http://www.gascoals.com/
by SouthernLady
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42552

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

Well... I don't know whether to be disappointed I probably can't burn wood or be excited they are something "different". :) Would it be crazy to try to put the actual coal-burning "guts" in the fireplaces and burn coal, or just get those gas-operated pretend coal inserts that look victorian? I don't...
by SouthernLady
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42552

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

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Just for reference, here's the fireplace in the dining room.
by SouthernLady
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42552

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

There is another one in the dining room, completely in the original state excluding the gas pipe running up the ash dump hole. I want to remove the hood if at all possible, as well as strip the paint. There is ash still sitting in the ash dumps in the cellar, but I haven't inspected it. They have br...
by SouthernLady
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42552

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

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This is the parlor fireplace (pardon the rain jacket!). You can see the gas pipe coming out of the floor. The back wall has been painted black.
by SouthernLady
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42552

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

I would have to say that these fireplaces are certainly not what I would call deep. I would guess they are about 3.5' wide or so, and maybe 2' deep. I don't have any way to measure for a while. Of course, there is an ash dump in the center floor of each one, and in the cellar there is clearly ash st...