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by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: You know you're an old house owner if ...
Replies: 664
Views: 439998

You have to give your guests detailed instructions on how to flush the toilet.
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Crackin' up Cookie jokes
Replies: 51
Views: 19977

yer goin' ta hell for that one...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Well Woes...
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

HB, you raise valid points and I'm sorry for what you had to go through. I have the reverse rose-colored glasses since I have a great realtore that I'd refer to anyone. He showed us a zillion properties, did tax and map research, zoning, etc. He is actually - get ready - a professional. I agree that...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Well Woes...
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Personally, I think you are ok, and that you're doing everything right. The first thing is to contact a water company and ask if a chlorine shock would effect the nitrates level. It would effect bacteria and whatnot, but as far as I am aware, reverse osmosis is the only thing that will reliably redu...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Well Woes...
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

You think so? What makes you say that? In Maryland, at least, that's considered a criminal and civil offense (fraud) on the part of the seller, and maybe their realtor, too. In any case, even though the nitrates aren't that high, they would have to disclose it to all future buyers. Again, the penalt...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Casually searching very 'old' homes in anticipation...
Replies: 14
Views: 3690

I, too, find it hard to imagine what type of old house you're going to find without any wood framing. As Don pointed out, even solid stone homes have an awful lot of wood in those interior walls, windows, doors, joists, etc. not to mention the typically gigiantic wooden beams and posts in the baseme...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How to care for hardwood floors?
Replies: 14
Views: 6411

I'm curious - why all the wax? I use Wood Preen to clean and polish the floors very occasionally, but I've never seen a lot of value in waxing a floor that has varnish/poly - what good does it do? I do know a lot of the old floors that were unfinished or oiled were frequently done w/Butcher's Wax, b...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Well Woes...
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Sounds like you know what you're doing. Let us know how it turns out. Best of luck.
by Starr-Point
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Anyone used California brand paints?
Replies: 16
Views: 4631

I don't think so - they're owned by California Products Group, which is not owned by Benjamin Moore.

Oddly enough, they are headquartered in Andover, MA.
by Starr-Point
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Crackin' up Cookie jokes
Replies: 51
Views: 19977

You guys are killing me. johnb, I don't know what your excuse is, but Gingerbread Man, you'd batter seek some professional help. 'Course that could run into some dough...oh god, it's contagious.