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by csnyder
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Ugh. I'm getting so tired of spammers.
Replies: 33
Views: 32521

Re: Ugh. I'm getting so tired of spammers.

If enough people are interested, I'd be happy to set up a new forum on my server. The server is a powerful 8-core machine with 8GB of RAM, plenty of storage, etc. and is hosted at a colocation facility with more than enough bandwidth and connectivity. It would cost me nothing to set up (I have plent...
by csnyder
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Question about insulating my attic
Replies: 17
Views: 10754

Re: Question about insulating my attic

We had our house spray-foamed this summer. Our house has a hip roof, which was basically unvented already - just a few pot vents with no venting under the eaves. Since we were replacing the roof (including new sheathing - the original cedar shingles were still there, under two layers of asphalt), we...
by csnyder
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: recommend me some lighting, can't decide
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

Re: recommend me some lighting, can't decide

If you just want something for utility until you get a better idea of what will work in the house, you could put in some cheap bare-bulb fixtures until you find exactly what you want. A few of the bedrooms in my house are like that (unlike the rest of the house, which generally has some very interes...
by csnyder
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I need, I need...to see pics of your home's exterior!
Replies: 780
Views: 634270

Re: I need, I need...to see pics of your home's exterior!

I've posted in the other (less popular) exterior pictures thread, but not this one yet. Here are pictures of our 1916 house: 1937, from city assessor's office (earliest photo I've found so far): http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7217596676_1bc8b8e4aa.jpg 1987, also from city assessor (still occupie...
by csnyder
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: best historical looking wood sash windows?
Replies: 32
Views: 15210

Re: best historical looking wood sash windows?

just thought of this, If I put in a small room air conditioner I wouldn't need to worry about opening the windows for ventilation. If you're looking to cut down on noise, a "window shaker" is not the way to do it. In addition to the noise that they generate (they got that name for a reason), the pa...
by csnyder
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Happy day in my neighborhood.
Replies: 4
Views: 6873

Re: Happy day in my neighborhood.

Congrats to Heritage Hill! I'm proud for our city as well - we have a great tradition of preservation.
by csnyder
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Spam report thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 457218

Re: Spam report thread.

Speaking as my experience admin-ing a phpBB installation, commercial software such as Kaspersky won't help. There are mechanisms built into phpBB to deter spammers, and there are various plugins (free of charge) that can be installed. However, many of the options require intervention by someone with...
by csnyder
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Spam report thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 457218

Re: Spam report thread.

Schag wrote:Also, the site owners are not communicating with me anymore, so I can't get them to help me out with this.
Who are the site owners, anyways? From the whois lookup, it looks like the site is owned by a content farm.
by csnyder
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?
Replies: 27
Views: 68686

Re: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?

Stainless steel will go the way of all the other kitchen fads. Remember when the glass top electric stoves were big in the late '90s/early '00s? Unlike stainless, at least glass-top stoves at least have the advantage of being easier to clean (I still prefer gas, though). We inherited late-1990's bl...
by csnyder
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Light fixture style
Replies: 10
Views: 6678

Re: Light fixture style

I think subway tile has a classic appeal...not sure about the glass tile though, I think that's going to have a time/date stamp to it, so to speak (like avocado, harvest gold and orange in the kitchen). Although I absolutely love the look anyway, lol. I agree that the glass tile will likely scream ...