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by Starr-Point
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Non-Vented Toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 6635

Real Toilets

It may be a bit of a non-sequitur, but there is no escaping his meaning! My parents have those $#@@ low-profile, low-flow biffies, and they are the worst. In my last house, you could've flushed a piano down the pipe. At any rate, I now have my solution for the vent and some interesting advice if I w...
by Starr-Point
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cold air thru bathroom fan
Replies: 11
Views: 3289

Bathroom Vent

I just moved out of a house I built in 2002 to an 1897 farmhouse. I say this because even in the 2002 house, you could hear the baffles on my exhaust fan blow open on the REALLY windy days. You can probably get a better cover and/or baffle, but the fan is an opening to the weather and you'll never b...
by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Antique Coal Stove
Replies: 34
Views: 13375

Rainbow?

Are you, ahem, suggesting the rainbow emanates from the same place as the flying monkeys? Time to change threads...
by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Removing Flooring

This will be the first house I've rehabbed, but I've built two others. Just rip up ALL the flooring and start with as level a surface as you can. In new construction the floor is laid, then kitchen cabinets. And if you do it yourself, cutting around all those cabinets is a pain in the neck. An open ...
by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Non-Vented Toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 6635

Non-Vented Toilet

Great idea - THANKS!
by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Non-Vented Toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 6635

Non-Vented Toilet

Well, your sugestion may not work, but it's more than I knew before and at least it's something to think about...thanks.
by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Antique Coal Stove
Replies: 34
Views: 13375

Antique Coal Stove

Here is a photo of the Bibb stove and its very fine marble mantel.

Thank you, forum leaders, for the excellent technical instructions on posting photos!

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by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Non-Vented Toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 6635

Non-Vented Toilet

No, the half bath is connected to the main drain line. But the vent for the full bath is on the opposite side of the house and outside, so you can see where it comes out from the full bath. Plus, you can see the half bath plumbing from the basement, and there appears to be no vent. Talking with a fr...
by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Non-Vented Toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 6635

Non-Vented Toilet

A second post for your consideration - about 10 years ago the elderly couple who owned the 1897 Victorian we just bought had a half bath installed underneath the stairs. The toilet does not appear to be vented. It flushes, but not at all well. This house is in unbelievable condition, with most of or...
by Starr-Point
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Antique Coal Stove
Replies: 34
Views: 13375

Antique Coal Stove

Hi All! We're new here, having just bought an 1897 Victorian home here in Maryland. The house has a beautiful coal stove, and I wondered if any of you know anything about it. It was made by the B.C. Bibb Stove Co. of Baltimore, Maryland around the time the house was built. Apparently it is the "Lomb...