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by csnyder
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Doors and woodwork in 1930s-40s homes
Replies: 5
Views: 20777

Re: Doors and woodwork in 1930s-40s homes

If the house was built in the late 1940s or early 1950s, consider whether it might have been a GI Bill home. Our old house was built in 1948, and the builder was obviously taking advantage of newly available technologies to save time and cut costs. The doors are all hollow core, the trim is simple, ...
by csnyder
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: EPA in the collections business now...
Replies: 42
Views: 14723

Re: EPA in the collections business now...

How would you restructure the lead paint abatement ruling so that it achieves the following: 1) Prevents companies from doing this: http://www.oldhouseweb.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27892&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=lead+paint+driveway+chips 2) Doesn't cause undo expenses or hassles for firms that hav...
by csnyder
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: EPA in the collections business now...
Replies: 42
Views: 14723

Re: EPA in the collections business now...

That's not what I mean. I hate reading all the anti-EPA rhetoric on this forum. I like the fact that American rivers no longer regularly catch on fire. I enjoy knowing that American drinking water is safe to drink. I like breathing clean air. I like government regulation. There. I said it. I'm with...
by csnyder
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Our Bedroom is Done!
Replies: 26
Views: 32677

Re: Our Bedroom is Done!

Beautiful - great work!
by csnyder
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Light fixture style
Replies: 10
Views: 6678

Re: Light fixture style

Thanks! We are very fortunate to have a lot of the original (or close to it) fixtures in the house. There aren't any cheapo fixtures in the house that I can think of - though in a few bedrooms, there are just bare bulbs (all or nothing, I guess :)) Sometime I need to go around and take pictures of a...
by csnyder
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: The Doors. (Wall openings not music group)
Replies: 6
Views: 3906

Re: The Doors. (Wall openings not music group)

All of the doors on our house are original (including, I believe, the original lock on the front door - on my keychain is an old Corbin key with "Robbins, 7 Ransom" stamped on it - they haven't been there for decades). My house is newer than yours, so the doors aren't nearly as tall - they're closer...
by csnyder
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Gutter replacement — justifying cost of half-round
Replies: 23
Views: 18812

Re: Gutter replacement — justifying cost of half-round

Our drought level was "severe" a few weeks ago, but it has receded for the most part. We also have underground sprinkling, which has helped a ton - and since our municipal water comes from Lake Michigan, we very rarely have to worry about watering bans (I can remember one time in my life when we've ...
by csnyder
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Light fixture style
Replies: 10
Views: 6678

Re: Light fixture style

I've finished rewiring and installing both fixtures - they look really nice. I left the finishes of both alone, for now, but I'll likely get our original one re-chromed at some point to match the "new" one - the chrome helps it to really sparkle. The "new" fixture is in the foreground: http://farm9....
by csnyder
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Gutter replacement — justifying cost of half-round
Replies: 23
Views: 18812

Re: Gutter replacement — justifying cost of half-round

The new gutters were installed about a month ago (just in time for the drought to start receding in our area - good timing!), and I'm pleased with the results: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7851374738_a2437ff7d5.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7851378566_168d1484cd.jpg http://farm9.stati...
by csnyder
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: refurbishing cast iron radiators
Replies: 14
Views: 12774

Re: refurbishing cast iron radiators

That sounds like a good place to start - your auto body buddy should know who's competent. You're a braver (or more foolish :)) person than I - the thought of doing the boiler replacement ourselves never crossed my mind. Ours might be more complex, though - we're retrofitting a circulator pump onto ...