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by avjudge
Wed May 05, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Neighbor Diplomacy
Replies: 33
Views: 8950

Re: Neighbor Diplomacy

Another vote for the Contech Scarecrow in principle, though I'm not sure how much it would deter dogs. I used it against deer, and it worked for that! (It protected the veggies in containers on my deck in Connecticut.) I haven't used it for years, but if it does I might offer it to my neighbor who t...
by avjudge
Wed May 05, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: My PO Fell Down The Stairs
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: My PO Fell Down The Stairs

David B. McClure was very lucky - I'm told an aunt of a previous owner of my house died in a fall down my cellar stairs. I do hold tight to the railing as I go down, and think of her, though I don't even know who she was! (The steps have only gotten worse in the time since, as a recent rebuild of th...
by avjudge
Tue May 04, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing Phone Line totally?
Replies: 25
Views: 15467

Re: Removing Phone Line totally?

I should have mentioned in my earlier post - when we moved in here, there were two RCN cables, two Comcast cables, and two Verizon phone lines coming to the house - OK, maybe only one of one of those lines, but there was more than one extra wire. Even though this house was never split into a two-fam...
by avjudge
Mon May 03, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Screened porches on older houses?
Replies: 36
Views: 7318

Re: Screened porches on older houses?

I'm glad you posted this because this closely describes what we'll likely end up with, mainly because it's the only way to deal with the roofline/height, since we'd be adding it onto what was originally the porch. I wish I had better pictures for you! I was actually up there this weekend and could ...
by avjudge
Mon May 03, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Screened porches on older houses?
Replies: 36
Views: 7318

Re: Screened porches on older houses?

Sounds like this has been pretty well covered, but thought I'd throw in one more. This was built on the back of my parents' house in the '30s, when a member of the family that owned the local paper mill modified the house. I don't have a good picture of the porch, but found two pictures in which you...
by avjudge
Mon May 03, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing Phone Line totally?
Replies: 25
Views: 15467

Re: Removing Phone Line totally?

Sure car chargers etc. can be used during power outages but the wireless phones were overloaded during 9/11 & Katrina. Of course hard wired systems can also be overloaded at times to. Don And I believe the cell towers only have backup power for so long - then the batteries run down & no signal any ...
by avjudge
Mon May 03, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: UPDATED - with many PHOTOS! 1920s hex tile in bathroom
Replies: 57
Views: 61099

Re: UPDATED - with many PHOTOS! 1920s hex tile in bathroom

The faucets are danze . . . . Thanks for that info & link, that's just what I'm looking for for my parents' house's bathroom! Its two baths were added in the late '20s and the fixtures are original and have much of that look - except one sink we replaced in the '70s with a vanity because I couldn't...
by avjudge
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Log Cabin inside Our Farm House and Spring in Basement
Replies: 10
Views: 5269

Re: Log Cabin inside Our Farm House and Spring in Basement

Im also worried, in Maryland, the stone can emit high levels of radon. If the cellar is built out of native stone (which it looks like it is), it could be really high in radon and Im not sure how I could protect the home? Would we need to cement the basement? Anyone have any experience with high ra...
by avjudge
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??
Replies: 13
Views: 10966

Re: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??

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by avjudge
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Antique Well Pump
Replies: 8
Views: 2508

Re: Antique Well Pump

Would an antique hand pump look significantly different than a modern pitcher pump? You can get those in a bunch of places. At my old place I had the same as you & was going to replace its 1950s pitcher pump (rusted & missing parts) with one that actually worked, but never got around to it. However,...