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by lupinfarm
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Just me and the ghosts...
Replies: 11
Views: 15681

Re: Just me and the ghosts...

JRC...There is absolutely no chance a community will recover if no one cares enough to try. Keep up the good work, good deeds are kind of infectious. When your project house stands restored and proud others will follow your example and start restoring other buildings. :) I was told shortly after I m...
by lupinfarm
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Re: summer project -updated 10/27/2012
Replies: 15
Views: 10067

Re: summer project -updated 10/27/2012

great work. love the new-old colors. You deserve a medal. Keep us posted with all your projects...keep the pictures coming. :)
by lupinfarm
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Advice on installing woodstove
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Advice on installing woodstove

I am thinking of installing a small wood stove. Not in my house but in my Goat house ( now the home of my doggies). Anyone out there done this themselves ( hiring contractor to do it doesn't count). The building measures about 17ft by 10ft and is insulated with R5 rigid foam with an uninsulated atti...
by lupinfarm
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????
Replies: 41
Views: 27125

Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

No don't lift it up..The anticipation of something wonderful is a whole lot more delicious than the reality that it is not. You know like Al Capone's Vaults. Wow that really dates me doesn't it. :lol:
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 11314

Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

"You can learn a lot about the history of a property and the people who lived there by what you find in the ground". I have probably said this myself ( mostly to myself ) as my family don't Share my sense of wonder at discovering the everyday things of times past. Every time I find something. I love...
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 11314

Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

http://www.sewerhistory.org/articles/co ... geburg.htm
Just did some Googling on this Orangeburg pipe. Very interesting.
Check out the link above.
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 11314

Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

If it was made of paper how was it that it didn't leak?
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 11314

Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

What was the Orangeberg used for? I still haven't found where
My mystery pipe goes. Hope to before the snow flies. Brrrrr!
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 11314

Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

Jada... My house first appeared in the census in 1872. But fks have
Farmed on this land going back to the 1750s.
by lupinfarm
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Just me and the ghosts...
Replies: 11
Views: 15681

Re: Just me and the ghosts...

I swear that when I cant find a particular tool I need its because the "Ghosts" are unhappy with my work and have hidden it.
:)