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by vito1966
Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: when did they use wood pegs to hold roof rafters
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

I would bet your house was built by a ship builder. Likely either for himself and his family, or to tie him over between ship building jobs.
by vito1966
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: DIY Plumbing and Electrical in Massachusetts
Replies: 9
Views: 15370

so, I guess, your area should be obliverared?
by vito1966
Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Friezes
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Tammy, Awsome!! I recently removed sheetrock from a brick chimmney that was simply 'glued' on with joint compound. I found out that JC makes a good adhesive for sheetrock to brick/morter. It would probably wook just as well for moulded plaster to a painted surface as well. I would just make sure the...
by vito1966
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: To support or not to support?
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

this is lousy advice, but I give it anyway. start sawzalling out any wall you want to remove, GIVEN PRUDENCE TOTHE FACT THAT you think it is non load bearing

If you feel pressure or bind, or wood that freely flaps, you have an answer, though be careful. And like I said, lousy advice
by vito1966
Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: ivy, ivy everywhere
Replies: 11
Views: 2660

Interesting... I think the ivy is invasive and should go. Its weight and potential weight, especially when wet can really damage stucco and masonary.

Whats kind of interesting, i have never seen ivy grow, or latch onto, wood siding..?..
by vito1966
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What is "Quarter Sawn"
Replies: 14
Views: 19944

A craftsman without the ability to correct his mistakes, is a craftsman without ability.

Vito1966
by vito1966
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What is "Quarter Sawn"
Replies: 14
Views: 19944

Not that I am a Sawyer, or even a Tom, but I have heard that quarter sawn oak is a by product of milling.

I too would, love to see the difference in grain pattern
by vito1966
Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Woodwork and Plaster
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

There has got to be studs in there, somewhere. If you dont have an aircompressor and finish nail guns, now might be a good time to buy em and a few boxes of 3 inch nails.

Taking the plaster down for the wainscot work will be a big mistake, for a lot of reasons. I wouldnt do it.
by vito1966
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Adding a closet
Replies: 27
Views: 7172

I am glad that you have more headroom, than you originally thought. And you still have a heck of alot of width. Could make for a real sharp design. I'll shup-up for now, I feel like I've been chewing your ear off.
by vito1966
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Heres the house I wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 5740

what is an SO