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by franklyspeaking
Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Register To Post
Replies: 31
Views: 3831

Being registered lets me use the see all posts since last visit button.....invaluable.
by franklyspeaking
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Adding your own flair to your older home's remodel?
Replies: 41
Views: 9681

Well if I went back to rabbit ears we wouldn't get anything! Maybe that isn't a bad idea afterall!
That's what we have done....gone to nothing. We do watch a lot of movies; always good wholesome ones that the whole family can enjoy.
by franklyspeaking
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Rotted Floor Joist in Brick Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 5841

If there is nothing under the joists, you can replace them with whatever dimensional lumber you feel comfortable with. If you are constrained by a ceiling under the floor, you can double up or even triple up on the new joists. You just need to make sure that you remove all of the damage, so that whe...
by franklyspeaking
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Rotted Floor Joist in Brick Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 5841

Let me see if I understand the problem. The joists are in a crawl space under your kitchen and run into (perpendicular to) and the ends are embedded in a brick wall? Do they end in the brick wall, or is the brick wall some type of intermediate floor support? Is this the exterior brick wall of the ho...
by franklyspeaking
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Asbestos shingles windmill house
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

I'll chime in on this one, because I believe there is an air of paranoia surrounding anything made of asbestos. I have a house with asbestos shingles, and after much study decided to repair the cracked and broken ones, after finding some replacement shingles (non-asbestos) that matched well enough. ...
by franklyspeaking
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: solderless plumbing - Ipex Aqua??
Replies: 13
Views: 2839

I bought mine through Pexconnection online. I noticed that the price has gone up to $150 since I bought mine. They want $115 for 1/2" or 3/4". Last time I looked, Lowes had them for less than $100.
by franklyspeaking
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Building a foundation..
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

If you live in an area that is prone to termite infestation, you may need to cut windows in the styrofoam for a termite break. Building inspectors would be able tell you - assuming it will be inspected? I have heard a lot of good things about this approach. Blowouts are prevalent when contractors ge...
by franklyspeaking
Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: DOG URINE ON WOOD FLOORS
Replies: 15
Views: 5206

You can get wood bleach, also, that will remove dark water spots. I used it in a bathroom and a kitchen that had dark spots around a leaking commode and a sink. It got them up nicely. It's available at HD, Lowes, or paint stores.
by franklyspeaking
Sun May 29, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Adding a breaker
Replies: 6
Views: 787

All of my wiring in my house has the bare grounds attached to the ground bar along with the white (neutral) wires. I wouldn't know any other way to wire it up. Both the neutral and the safety grounds are grounded to a ground rod by a very large conductor.....if that is not proper, then how is it sup...
by franklyspeaking
Mon May 23, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Linoleum on walls?
Replies: 7
Views: 6931

We had linoleum on the kitchen and bathroom walls in our 1935 farmhouse when we bought it. It had last been remodeled in the 1950's. It had not been painted, but it was a simulated tile pattern that looked hideous. The bathrooms and kitchen were pine beadboard, and so it was my desire to try to remo...