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by sooth
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I HAVE COMPLETLY LOCKED THE BOARDS DOWN
Replies: 35
Views: 22831

Re: I HAVE COMPLETLY LOCKED THE BOARDS DOWN

Way to go Neighmond!
by sooth
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128080

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

:D

FWIW, if you do light coats, the spray paint is dry enough in about 10 minutes, but waiting overnight is fine too.
by sooth
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: living room project! pics! update! finished and decorated!
Replies: 18
Views: 8107

Re: living room project! pics! update! finished and decorated!

Great work guys! It looks wonderful. How many trees are there? I see three (counting the ceramic one).
by sooth
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Re: summer project -updated 10/27/2012
Replies: 15
Views: 10067

Re: summer project -updated 10/27/2012

WOW~ AMAZING! :shock:
by sooth
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: installing original subway 2x4.....NEW QUESTION
Replies: 6
Views: 6276

Re: installing original subway 2x4.....

STAY AWAY FROM MASTIC! That's the only good advice I can give you after the hellish nightmare I went through with my bathroom renovation. Read about my ordeal here: http://my1923foursquare.blogspot.ca/2011/07/bathroom-reno-part-3.html I will never ever by that garbage again. Use regular thinset mort...
by sooth
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Advice on door locks?
Replies: 14
Views: 12606

Re: Advice on door locks?

If you're in the country, and not really worried about being robbed, you could just service your locks and keep using them, however, be aware that old lever mortise locks are not very secure, and are fairly easy to pick/bypass. Most of the older homes ended up keeping the same hardware, and installi...
by sooth
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128080

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

Why not just remove the chimney completely? I know it's a lot of work (and a very dirty job) but you'd gain some space, and eliminate these issues. I'm planning to remove mine, which will give me a lot of space in the kitchen, and allow me to have another closet, but mine only starts half-way up on ...
by sooth
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128080

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

Wow, that's great news. Are you planning to patch with plaster, or just shim some drywall flush, and patch it that way (this would be easier, and it's just a ceiling). My main and second floors are also around 99 to 100 inches high. Not sure why they chose that height, but I love it. It's only a few...
by sooth
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128080

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

It's not too difficult to repair or replace the broken wood panels, unless they are custom shaped, etc. You can usually route-off the decorative moulding on one side to pop out the panel (which can be reglued - use something waterproof), and then reinstall it. Once it's back in place, you'd need to ...
by sooth
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painting door hardware, or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 12378

Re: Painting door hardware, or not?

Neighmond, if you're serious, there are 3 currently on eBay, but they are around 250$ each. I have to say, though, they are extremely unusual, and very pretty. The mechanics are very simple on them, too. They just don't have a real "lock" other than a privacy lock, which is accessible from only one ...