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by avjudge
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Anyone interested in greening their home?
Replies: 47
Views: 12323

Re: Anyone interested in greening their home?

What do you all use for a clothes line? Drying racks. They live in a closet in my back living room. I set them up on my back deck, which is a sun trap - house walls on 2 sides blocking breezes, catches sun from the SE & S. In the winter I set them up inside, as I mentioned. I keep meaning to put up...
by avjudge
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Anyone interested in greening their home?
Replies: 47
Views: 12323

Re: Anyone interested in greening their home?

We line dry all our clothes How do you get the towels not to be stiff? MelissaKD Breeze, baby! I line dry everything now - in fact, because of the rain today, I have drying racks set up in my den & dining room - and nothing's ever stiff. I used to tumble for 10 minutes before hanging to loosen wrin...
by avjudge
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Bathroom leading off of a kitchen
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Bathroom leading off of a kitchen

Lots of houses here have half-baths off the kitchen - I guess old pantries or back porches get converted - and it never occurred to me that it was anything other than ordinary. In my case, I think a half-bath was put in when the kitchen was moved to the back room in the '20s. The back end of the ba...
by avjudge
Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painting Kitchen Cabinets?
Replies: 17
Views: 5166

Re: Painting Kitchen Cabinets?

Dave - Ignore all those posts that end with a link, they're advertising spam, not actual advice. 2 have been reported & removed, and there are 2 new ones today!

Anne
by avjudge
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: very sad, in more ways than one
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: very sad, in more ways than one

If the neighbor wasn't always like this, it could well be aging/dementia that's causing his action. I just returned from Florida where my 91yo aunt who was caring for her 94yo husband just had an auto accident -- amazingly just banged up, lots of bruising with minor broken bones, a testament to mode...
by avjudge
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Floor warping from water
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Floor warping from water

My warped floor never flattened, but it was a week or so between the multi-day rainstorm/leaky roof and our discovery of the house. (There was a big 10"+ rainstorm while we were on a needed vacation between the time we closed & moved our stuff in, and when we came back to stay in the house ourselves...
by avjudge
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painting Kitchen Cabinets?
Replies: 17
Views: 5166

Re: Painting Kitchen Cabinets?

"Hardware" refers to the knobs and sometimes hinges. They can make quite a difference to the final look of the kitchen!
by avjudge
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What it is?
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

Re: What it is?

I insist on mentioning for the record that DDT is not the horrible scourge people act like. Unless, of course, you're a fish-eating bird of prey. Unless, of course, you haul out the giant glass sprayer and hose down the neighborhood every couple of days. Which, unfortunately, is what some people te...
by avjudge
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Old “This American Life" might interest old house people
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Old “This American Life" might interest old house people

A few months ago I listened to an episode of This American Life podcast that had aired a few months before that. At the time I thought it might appeal to some here, but didn't post. I was just reading some posts here that brought it back to me, and this time I decided to share! (Specifically I was j...
by avjudge
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: moths
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: moths

Storing all of your grain-based products in well-sealed containers helps the most. Even getting rid of everything twice didn't help on its own. Baggies are not enough; I ended up having to get many plastic containers with well-fitting lids. Yeah, they chew right through baggies and sealed cardboard...