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by beachbons
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Detroit's low-cost housing
Replies: 14
Views: 4263

This site has great pictures of Detroit & some interesting links.

http://www.angelfire.com/de2/detroitpix/

I just love the old mansions built by the auto industry.
by beachbons
Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My great-grandfather's home
Replies: 18
Views: 2929

Pat, the house was built in 1908. The porch footprints are original, not sure why they didn't want larger porches. The first picture in this thread was the left side of the house. The following picture is the right side. CThomp, I couldn't agree more with you about the beauty and serenity of the Eme...
by beachbons
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My great-grandfather's home
Replies: 18
Views: 2929

Thanks for the comments. The home is located on Ohio & we currently live in northern Florida. We travel back every couple of months to work on her. I'll have interior pictures on our next trip in a couple of weeks. Tayloraut, Do you have an older home in Galion? I worked in Bucyrus one summer back i...
by beachbons
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My great-grandfather's home
Replies: 18
Views: 2929

My great-grandfather's home

My great-grandfather, Joseph, built this home on two city lots with a large living area created especially for his ailing mother. Sadly she passed away two months before Joseph moved in, but, he and his wife, Regina, went on to raise their family here. Their only daughter lived here her entire life,...
by beachbons
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Paneling, carpet, vinyl flooring, acoustic ceiling tiles..
Replies: 12
Views: 2790

People love to decorate & redecorate and keep their homes "in fashion". With television saturated with decorating shows and a HomeDepot or Lowes within a 10 minute drive of most anyone its no wonder more homes aren't updated more often. Trouble is, most of us don't have alot of decorating sense and ...
by beachbons
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard of StyroTrim?
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Don't know if it is the same product, but, I used a similar product for trim on a low-end fixer-upper about 15 years ago. Of course I also used dutch-lap style vinyl siding, all in the name of low maintanance. The home was in the low-rent district and the area was not improving. The product was pain...
by beachbons
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: While leveling my house
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Great story!! I've owned a number of older homes over the years. One home in particular was a circa. 1890's home relocated to its present site in 1913 when the "new" hospital was built two blocks down. One evening I was digging through a crawlspace area of the basement and came upon a similar treasu...
by beachbons
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Refinishing wood floors
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Don't forget the cat hair flying through the air. Almost impossible to get rid of without the cats being gone for awhile. That hair might ruin your finish!!
by beachbons
Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: old style light bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 588

old style light bulb

While searching through our old house basement recently we came across an old brass-type light fixture. It's rather large and has created a new mystery as to which room it came from, if any. There were no light bulbs left except a single bulb in the center that was well preserved by a globe-like cov...
by beachbons
Tue May 23, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: My swimming pool leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

I'm no expert, but, I did replaced my liner a couple of years ago. These are the notes I took from the guy who installed a new one. How old is your liner? They typically last 10 to 15 years. Has the liner been abused recently, ie; excessive brushing/cleaning or running a Polaris more than an hour in...