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by Phx Matt
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Water Heater Search
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Water Heater Search

My wife's brother-in-law is going to be in need of a water heater soon. He currently has a 50 gallon electric. There are 5 of them in that family. He has access to LP if that is a cheaper way to go. Just wondering what everyone thought of the water heater options out there. Which would be best? Ele...
by Phx Matt
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can anybody tell me what this weird vent thing is?
Replies: 20
Views: 9235

Do you see any evidence on the outside of the cover? Or is your house covered in vinyl/aluminum/asbestos siding? House is all brick. The outside is a square aluminum slatted cover. That's pretty much it from what I recall. I haven't been over to the place but a few times since I bought it, because ...
by Phx Matt
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can anybody tell me what this weird vent thing is?
Replies: 20
Views: 9235

That's probably an old exhaust fan. If you can pry open the cover, you may even find the guts of the fan still in place. Well worth restoring, in my opinion. Hmm.. Wierd spot for a fan. Its vented pretty much directly to the outside, I don't think there's any fan in there, but I didn't look to close.
by Phx Matt
Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can anybody tell me what this weird vent thing is?
Replies: 20
Views: 9235

Can anybody tell me what this weird vent thing is?

http://wazny.com/images2/Earll_house/DSC03024.JPG Upper left hand corner. Previous owner's furnishings BTW, I have taste. Maybe some sort of vent for an old stove or something? Wierd placement for it too since that is the only access to the kitchen unless they moved things around when it was remode...
by Phx Matt
Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Anybody here in the central Phoenix Historic districts?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Serously one of the FEW under $300K homes still left in the historic districts, and one of the even fewer on more than 10Kft2 of land. I aim to put the district comiiitee into full effect.
by Phx Matt
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: OK, want to rip out the storage in my SINGLE bathroom.
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

OK, want to rip out the storage in my SINGLE bathroom.

Well, technically have a 3/4 in the "guest house" aka converted 10x20 garage, but I want to rip out the tub, storage above it, restore the window, etc. What do ya think of my project. http://wazny.com/images2/Earll_house/DSC03011.JPG While I have not yet taken a tape to it, I fear that the bathroom ...
by Phx Matt
Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Home plating your own hardware.
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: Home plating your own hardware.

I have this kit. Purchased it to touch up some old silverplated spoons. It was Okay, but not as good as I thought it might be. I too thought of using it to replate some old nickel bath fixtures. Haven't tried that yet. Difficult part is taking off all the old plate and removing any pitting so that ...
by Phx Matt
Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Anybody here in the central Phoenix Historic districts?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Anonymous wrote:Nice house! Sounds like your windows are made by Rollscreen the parent company of Pella Windows.
The windows are original to the house. If Rollscreen made windows back then, maybe. Any pics for comparison?
by Phx Matt
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Home plating your own hardware.
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Home plating your own hardware.

Anybody ever bought and used a small kit from here?

http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/index.html

I was thinking hinges, strike plates, lock plates, window hardware, etc.