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by csnyder
Thu May 10, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Strange doorknob
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Strange doorknob

Yesterday, I stumbled across this doorknob in a bedroom in our recently purchased 1916 house: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7171826678_b3dc3da6d7_n_d.jpg It seems to be made out of plastic. The flower encased within looks real, but I don't know for sure. Any idea how old this is? The original o...
by csnyder
Tue May 08, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Introduction, questions about roof replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 5663

Re: Introduction, questions about roof replacement

How about something like CertainTeed's "Weathered Wood"? Example photos

Or would that be too light and/or gray?

Thanks for the advice on the venting. I should have known better than to expect a clear-cut answer to this controversial topic. I appreciate all of your thoughts.
by csnyder
Mon May 07, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Introduction, questions about roof replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 5663

Re: Introduction, questions about roof replacement

I'd either leave the roof unvented. Or even better, consider spray foaming under hte roof deck with closed cell and make hte attic semi-conditioned. You'll need ot remove however any other existing insulation in the attic so you can spray right up to the rim joists. That's one of the options we're ...
by csnyder
Sat May 05, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Introduction, questions about roof replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 5663

Introduction, questions about roof replacement

My wife and I will be moving from our solid-but-common 1948 GI Bill house into a 1916 house with a lot of character (and very solid as well). I've put up a picture set of the new house: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36458189@N03/sets/72157629921456383/ From my limited architectural knowledge, the hou...