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by triguy128
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Gel Fuel Log Set
Replies: 8
Views: 5778

Re: Gel Fuel Log Set

Unfortunately my repairs are more extensive than that. I have a 230+ year old chimney that probably should be replaced from just below the roof line up. I would also like to install a cement liner to provide some extra structure to the chimney. At some point I would like to burn wood. I wodnered if...
by triguy128
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How many drains to sewer system in 1929 house?
Replies: 6
Views: 4433

Re: How many drains to sewer system in 1929 house?

I also have a basement toilet. I actually took a non matching almond toilet from my J&J bath and put it down there, since hte original was removed, but hte rough-in was still there but capped. I figure it was so some could be working outside or in the garage or basement/workshop (my basement orignal...
by triguy128
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Sealing a drafty attic door with Spring Bronze
Replies: 6
Views: 6965

Re: Sealing a drafty attic door with Spring Bronze

Thsi thread is reminind me that next year might be a good time to start pulling a couple sashes each year ot get refurbished. I don't have the time ot do it myself, but I think there are a few custom window places regionally that do it. I can at least pull them out and reinstall them myself I think ...
by triguy128
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Freezing J&J Bathroom
Replies: 10
Views: 6808

Re: Freezing J&J Bathroom

You could alsways use sheet of the pick foam board for insulation under hte floors and just cut it in widths for a tight press fit. I like the foam board better than fiberglass batts anyway. You might also get a radiant barrier material and apply that first under the floor, that will keep more heat ...
by triguy128
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Freezing J&J Bathroom
Replies: 10
Views: 6808

Re: Freezing J&J Bathroom

If you have a basement under it, you could install radiant under floor heat. Do you have a gas water heater or a boiler? Otherwise they might have an electric product for mounting underfloors, or you can put in a small electric boiler. You probably only need 5k BTU's to warm that small floor. If I e...
by triguy128
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Freezing J&J Bathroom
Replies: 10
Views: 6808

Re: Freezing J&J Bathroom

Thre are those bath fans with the 1500Watt heat lamps in them. You will need a new dedicated circuit going to it however. Space heaters are always risky, unless you cna run a new dedicated electrical circuit to them. Way too much load for older electrical that should never have more than 10 Amps plu...
by triguy128
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Sealing a drafty attic door with Spring Bronze
Replies: 6
Views: 6965

Re: Sealing a drafty attic door with Spring Bronze

My local Ace hardware has spring bronze in rolls. Not sure why it's wouldn't exist. Maybe not as much in high volume big box stores. The wider stuff you'll have to do a web search on. IT does wear out over tiem when used for example in a door jamb. I'd estimate hte matieral in a coupel of my doors t...
by triguy128
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Gel Fuel Log Set
Replies: 8
Views: 5778

Re: Gel Fuel Log Set

You should be able to install a direct vent gas fireplace including flexible liner for <$5000. I've had quotes as low as $2500, but went with a nicer unit in my last home.
by triguy128
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How many drains to sewer system in 1929 house?
Replies: 6
Views: 4433

Re: How many drains to sewer system in 1929 house?

Someone stole your toilet tank.
by triguy128
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How many drains to sewer system in 1929 house?
Replies: 6
Views: 4433

Re: How many drains to sewer system in 1929 house?

Ideally they come together at a central point under the basement, then you have a cleanout "Y" just before that point that has a straight shot out to the street. The original builders were kind enouhg to leave 2 cleanouts in the floor for the main connection. My system in the basement has 3 floor dr...