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by Starr-Point
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Did you pay less?
Replies: 64
Views: 16306

You may not have to carry replacement cost on your home, but it is advisable. Otherwise you're going to get Actual Cash Value, which is replacement cost less depreciation. What do you think depreciation on an old house is? "Fair Market Value" is a banking/mortgage term, not an insurance term at leas...
by Starr-Point
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: the "Haven't Closed Yet" hangout
Replies: 164
Views: 36578

My prayers are headed your way. Don's right - you can pray for people, wish them well, but at the end of the day their problems are their problems. You can't take them over or make them go away. Blessings.
by Starr-Point
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Anyone have battery back-up on Sumps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

It's not terribly hard - we found instructions on the 'net. The main problem is that your battery will tend to wear down quickly unless you have some kind of chraging system, which is pretty hard without electricity. We bagged the idea and just keep a spare hand-pump from the boat in the basement. O...
by Starr-Point
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Well Woes...
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

I think you need to find out why the nitrates are high - is it from a discontinued agriculture operation? Is your septic field leaching in to your water supply? I think HB is basically right, but you need to ask yourself is the problem going to get better, stabilize, or get worse? We haev high nitra...
by Starr-Point
Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Faux finish oak
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Wow. I just complimented you quarter sawn oak doors in another post! Even the panels are faux finished? Really? Must be a heckuva job.
by Starr-Point
Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: original??????
Replies: 24
Views: 6179

I have never seen copper hinges and have never heard of "tiger striped" - very interesting and a super detail. Like the quarter sawn oak doors, too. I agree with you on the porch baluster - that looks suspiciously like the type of standard colonial thing the hardware store carries. I would have expe...
by Starr-Point
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Utility costs
Replies: 53
Views: 14522

Why is diesel more expensive then gas even though it costs less to refine?
by Starr-Point
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: wiring challenges
Replies: 20
Views: 3985

You DID come across as funny until we got to the part where your boys turned off the electrical main! :shock:

Glad all is well with you and your family, and sorry for thinking the three of you needed your butts kicked. :oops:
by Starr-Point
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

I had a couple of shingles blow off of my last house in a severe windstorm, and was fully prepared to get up there and replace them. Went out and bought some black cement, nails, and was ready to go. Once I actually put the ladder up and really noticed the steep pitch of the roof I said to myself "I...
by Starr-Point
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Utility costs
Replies: 53
Views: 14522

I just can't get used to that flourescent light. It may be common knowledge to y'all, but one of the local farmers explained to me last night that the old timers always planted big evergreens on the northern exposure of their homes and "hardwoods" on the south side. That way the house was protected ...