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by GLHA-Contractor
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Today is the day!
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

BTW

By the way...congrats on your new bundle of joy? If you get more than you bargained for, drop me a message and I'll come rescue you. :)
by GLHA-Contractor
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Today is the day!
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

That pepto pink...

hey that pepto pink is so soothing. Ya think? I did a kitchen, bath and guest bedroom in a 1874 2 story that had the pepto bismo pink with black trim and baseboard. I was seeing pink elephants before I was finished and couldn't get the primer on fast enough. You could have used the rooms for a tanni...
by GLHA-Contractor
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Lead use in pre-20th c. buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 5492

Not on Topic but...

That is criminal to rip that house down. Anyone got two I beams and three axles? I'll drag it back to Michigan and put it on a new lot. Can you imagine pulling up to the toll booth with that in tow? They would Freak!!!! :shock:
by GLHA-Contractor
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Newbie here! Pictures and questions!
Replies: 23
Views: 8123

House Style

It is a cottage with a hint of other features. The home is beautiful. You know what really stinks?...I've been working on these beautiful old homes for most of my adult life and I haven't bought one yet :( You ladies and Bob :wink: are so lucky. Well I can at least get my fix taking care of yours wh...
by GLHA-Contractor
Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: IS this a Kit House
Replies: 5
Views: 2624

Kit homes

Did some research since my last post using the Aladdin link the other poster left and there are several homes with a floor plan very close to yours with the exception that yours is backwards from what is shown which these were reversable optioned. I don't have any more time this week to look at it b...
by GLHA-Contractor
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: IS this a Kit House
Replies: 5
Views: 2624

Kit House in Detroit

Where is the house in Detroit? I'm not asking for your address to be posted on the world wide web. What area? I am here in Michigan and do service the Metro Detroit area. In fact, just looked at a 1956 bungalo in Southfield on Wedensday. The guy thought it was from the 1920's but that neighborhood d...
by GLHA-Contractor
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: IPTW--is anyone else attending?
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

PTN Reply

I'm located in Michigan in the eastern Thumb region and pretty much go all over the state if the client is willing to go the expense. My only rule is the client pays for it and not my family. Anyone in the trades knows what I am talking about. Most clients don't understand that and can't figure out ...
by GLHA-Contractor
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Floor Desperation!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2111

Flooring

I'll check on the thickness as I have some on a jobsite right now that is left over from installing some replacement pieces using the process I described in my last post. I just did this like in late July. This is a process I use all the time. I don't think you are going to have many sap issues with...
by GLHA-Contractor
Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Floor Desperation!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2111

retro new flooring with thickness issue to exsisting

hey you can install new flooring to match up in thickness to thicker original flooring by using the membrane that is used to instal pergo. it can be cut into strips and installed on the back of the individual strips with contact adhesive and let dry, that will be used for feathering into the origina...
by GLHA-Contractor
Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Questions About Dirt Basements
Replies: 8
Views: 7797

Dirt Basements

You need to get the water flowing away from the edge of the wall or when the basement gets overly wet, it will cause the earth floors to hydraulically give up all the caskets that are burried down there. Hey its October so lighten up. :twisted: For cosmetic purposes, you can dig the earth from the o...