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by CycloneOfRed
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Question for the plumbers...repurposing radiators.
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Question for the plumbers...repurposing radiators.

Hi all, Hopefully this summer, when I finally finish the parlor, I will start restoring the bathrooms of the house. A few months ago, while perusing our newest copy of Old House Journal, my wife saw an advertisement for towel racks that used radiant heat to heat towels. She thought this would be ama...
by CycloneOfRed
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What was your most hated project?
Replies: 53
Views: 25112

Re: What was your most hated project?

Cadrad, after you've done everything listed above, go over the floor once or twice more with tack cloth (I always do it by hand...the way the Japanese traditionally clean wood floors if that helps at all. It forces you to be meticulous and get close to the floor, which helps you see anything you mis...
by CycloneOfRed
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: A few new photos of our house.
Replies: 14
Views: 17304

Re: A few new photos of our house.

Hey! Get these women out of the way so I can properly lust over your house!! Just kidding, the corsets are beautiful too. I showed them to my wife, she loved them! But man...that fireplace, those windows. What a house! :shock: I'm pretty sure that if I lived in your house I would sell my tv and just...
by CycloneOfRed
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Making Built-In Bookcases: Ideas, Plans?
Replies: 34
Views: 42722

Re: Making Built-In Bookcases: Ideas, Plans?

First and foremost, those look fantastic. A job very well done...and something you can eye with pride every time you walk past them. Plus, nothing adds charm, sophistication and class to a house like a nice library. Again, kudos, great job! Second, and of much less significance, I hardly see how my ...
by CycloneOfRed
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My first time-the obligatory "what is my house"
Replies: 20
Views: 7978

Re: My first time-the obligatory "what is my house"

Wow...first and foremost, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your previous house (and possessions). While it is true that there should be joy in the fact that no one was hurt, the loss of possessions, many of which carry a great deal of emotional and nostalgic significance, is a truly horrible thin...
by CycloneOfRed
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Lawn Mowers
Replies: 20
Views: 19919

Re: Lawn Mowers

It might be worth looking into used mowers on Craigslist or the like. They depreciate fast enough that you can get a pretty good deal if you spend some time looking, and its pretty easy to tell a mower that's been taken care of from one that hasn't.
by CycloneOfRed
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 18th Century house victory over developer!
Replies: 13
Views: 5506

Re: 18th Century house victory over developer!

I agree that ideally the place would just be left alone...but I think the place being moved and preserved is a whole heck of a lot better of an option than the place being torn down.
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Selling house ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: Selling house ideas

Well, I think first would be to focus a bit more on the positives. Don't get me wrong, I think its good to mention the leaky chimney, need of paint and insulation (although the chimney and insulation seem like possibly inexpensive fixes?), but instead of saying its 50 minutes from Metro, say its a s...
by CycloneOfRed
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Renovation Abomination
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: Renovation Abomination

jade mortimer wrote:she's candadian! :wink:
Oh my...I've always thought the singer of that song was most certainly male...... :shock:
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New to the forum with an old house!
Replies: 36
Views: 12515

Re: New to the forum with an old house!

I'm with Powermuffin, I'm intrigued by this special tooling method you mentioned was used on the exterior. Pictures please!

But yes, welcome to the forum, and beautiful house (I am in LOVE with that stone wall).