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by shrimpdip
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????
Replies: 41
Views: 27416

Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

Wasn't there something in Poe's Tell Tale Heart about hiding stuff in the floor? ;-)

Sorry, Halloween is coming up...couldn't resist.. :-)

Aaron
by shrimpdip
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Window hardware question
Replies: 20
Views: 32843

Re: Window hardware question

Thanks! I feel really dumb. I was just sitting here and remembered that I have these on a window on our unfinished back porch. This is the last room we will work on. (all the supplies for the rest of the house have to go through here). I just hadn't thought about that window for a while :-) http://i...
by shrimpdip
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Window hardware question
Replies: 20
Views: 32843

Re: Window hardware question

I can't help you with a name but my parents house built in 1877 has those on the sashes in a set of bay windows where there isn't enough room between windows for sash pockets and weights. My dad got the brass plunger part out through the front some how and replaced the broken springs. He used a hamm...
by shrimpdip
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old faucet rebuilding resources?
Replies: 9
Views: 3273

Re: Old faucet rebuilding resources?

We found a faucet valve seat resurfacing tool in the house when we moved in here. It has a T handle with a cutting part on the bottom and washers to keep it centered in the hole that the faucet stem screws into. Our old brass tub faucet started leaking and I found a small nick in the valve seat. A c...
by shrimpdip
Tue May 08, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Hand Well Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

Re: Hand Well Pump

After we drove a 25 ft well for use on the yard/garden I just hooked an old pitcher pump to the top of the pipe. I used it to clear the pipes of sand and dirt before hooking up the pressure tank and jet pump. I think the only other thing you would need is a foot valve on the underwater end to allow ...
by shrimpdip
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: what did you get done on your house today?
Replies: 97
Views: 69149

Re: what did you get done on your house today?

Here is what I got done on the house yesterday and most likely will be working on later today. We replaced the decking last year so now it is time for the skirting. They had replaced the original wood sometime in the 30's with concrete block. Those had become so rotted that I could push a large scre...
by shrimpdip
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Water Well - Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: Old Water Well - Help

We have the original driven well under our back porch. When city water was added in the twenty's they disconnected it. We tried to open it up to use on the yard after we moved in but weren't able to get anything out of it. I took the cap off and dropped a washer on a string down it to see if there w...
by shrimpdip
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Boiler suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Re: Boiler suggestions

Then next guy came out today. Quoted a burnham alpine and an es2. He says we won't get the 96% efficiency out of the alpine because the return water would be too warm on account of the amount of water, the cast iron radiators and the fact it is somewhere between a gravity and pumped system. He seems...
by shrimpdip
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Boiler suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Re: Boiler suggestions

I got the first quote back and have started breathing again. Close to 9k for install of a Weil-McClain Ultra 155. I have some more research to do and some more phone calls to make. Ouch! When the other company put the Lennox in they measured the rads and footprint of the house/windows. They also ask...
by shrimpdip
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Boiler suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Re: Boiler suggestions

Thanks!

The first guy out here deals in peerless, burnham and triangle tube. I'll check out buderus and slant fin. I was hoping I wouldn't have to do this again for 15 to 20 years. I guess plans change :D

Aaron