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by Texas_Ranger
Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Newsflash: Gen X too old to own an old house!
Replies: 15
Views: 9948

Hehe! I'm 18 and putting all my effort and most of my spare time into my familie's 1914 apartment. Guess there's just a strong bond between me and that apartment. I've been born here and have lived in this place all my life so far, and I just love it. 10ft ceilings, large rooms (none of the rooms is...
by Texas_Ranger
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: old floors and their story's
Replies: 9
Views: 3200

Yeah, that's what I really love about old houses. Everything tells you a story, even the old wiring. Here in Vienna most houses are solid plastered brick (even the interior walls) and after scraping paint you'll see every patch in the plaster. Most old houses are painted with distemper (until the 19...
by Texas_Ranger
Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Plaster repair
Replies: 18
Views: 6237

Thanks, you mentioned some things I forgot. Taking a big brush and splashing the water on the wall also does the job, but a garden sprayer is less messy. The el cheapo approach towards thin plaster repairs (e.g. fine coat falling off or dents) is drywall mud. DIYers and even some pros apply it over ...
by Texas_Ranger
Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Considering Radiators
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Congrats to your decision! I don't like forced air either. Actually computing the necessary size of radiators is a pretty complex thing. We handed our plumber a floor plan and he did everything. No idea how to do that with old cast iron radiators you don't know any technical data about. Especially l...
by Texas_Ranger
Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Plaster repair
Replies: 18
Views: 6237

This is just a shot in the dark, but I can give you an idea how plaster repairs are usually done in Europe. I just use lime plaster (lime and sand 1:3) for the base coat and smooth it with a trowel. When it has dried (recommended to wait one week or longer until it has really cured) I apply a thin c...