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by iamfoundinHim
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Were cook stoves only in kitchens?
Replies: 7
Views: 4876

Re: Were cook stoves only in kitchens?

Wow! There are really some lovely stoves here!! Absolutely beautiful. I love the idea of the old cook stove on the sun porch. That picture looks like it was from a magazine. I do have a cast iron "Villager" that we have been using to heat our current home since we started building it (sorry if the p...
by iamfoundinHim
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Think I've got some plans for the house - a least a start!
Replies: 35
Views: 8599

Re: Think I've got some plans for the house - a least a start!

The picture of the 1916 kitchen is certainly similar to our living room built-ins, except ours doesn't have the buffet/counter top part. It would totally make sense now that the kitchen was in the back living room area (cooking stove against the back wall, which sickenily (is that a word?) to me my ...
by iamfoundinHim
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New here - any advice?
Replies: 34
Views: 7246

Re: New here - any advice?

OK, I feel like I'm attached to this house. Kinda like watching a movie and HOPING it has a good ending (a new/old house purchase!). LOVE the pics, and it helps me with my own house (the built-ins in the dining room look eerily similar to the ones in our parlor that we thought was an original parlor...
by iamfoundinHim
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: So Who put the Funnies in the Signatures?
Replies: 175
Views: 11568

Re: So Who put the Funnies in the Signatures?

wish I knew how to 'warranize' my siggy. :) He did make one for our house, but the avatar feature seems to be disabled. :(
by iamfoundinHim
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New old pics of outside of house - Folk Victorian?
Replies: 7
Views: 4385

Re: New old pics of outside of house - Folk Victorian?

Yep, the dumb waiter is in the living room parlor, but just recently discovered it's not the original parlor but the kitchen (back of house, had the flu for the cooking, etc.). The whole right side of the house, pretty much, was addition, along with all the brick which was really confusing at first ...
by iamfoundinHim
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Soooo, what forum do I belong in, anyway?
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Soooo, what forum do I belong in, anyway?

The weather here has been strange. It's like in the 30s at night, but today it's calling for like 60 during the day. Tomorrow I pick up a really cool chandlier in the dining room: http://allentown.craigslist.org/for/1425307358.html We're planning on painting the room a rich gold, and use our cherry ...
by iamfoundinHim
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Soooo, what forum do I belong in, anyway?
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Soooo, what forum do I belong in, anyway?

OK, here's my preditament (did I spell that correctly?), We're working on restoring this possibly asbestos-filled old house, and the 'original' part of the house was probably built in the late 1800s, as late as 1900, but recently we discovered there were several additions put on to it that were prob...
by iamfoundinHim
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: dealing with asbestos
Replies: 23
Views: 3108

Re: dealing with asbestos

Thanks for ALL the great input. I'd love the name of that testing facility. The stuff is only in our basement around our furnace, and we don't go down very often, but we are talking about actually re-doing the ducts to make them smaller (they're WAY huge and inefficient) at the same time we're chang...
by iamfoundinHim
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Original Floor Plans
Replies: 17
Views: 5735

Re: Original Floor Plans

Hi - VERY strange coincidences!! :shock: LOL It's a shame how these old houses were changed for the worse over the years. I've come to the conclusion that the only part of my house is that is original is the left side - everything on the right (sun porch, kitchen, all the brick) is all add-on. Probl...
by iamfoundinHim
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: dealing with asbestos
Replies: 23
Views: 3108

Re: dealing with asbestos

Thanks for the advice. My concern was when the heating guy said that he heard that some people have problems if their insurance companies find out that they do not want to insure them (like if you go for a home equity loan and the house is inspected).