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by mtbgeoffg
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Center chimney and carrying beam sag
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Re: Center chimney and carrying beam sag

Is it a wood house or a brick house? I'm in a similar situation, with a brick house. Brick on the perimeter of the house does not sag over time, but wood does (in towards the middle). My concern jacking slowly with brick as you describe is that the ends of the beams will try to raise the brick up, a...
by mtbgeoffg
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Refinishing Wide Pine Floors
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

Refinishing Wide Pine Floors

A couple of questions have come up when refinishing wide pine floors in a Vermont farmhouse circa 1800. 1. I am using a soy based paint stripper to remove the lead paint safely. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to remove the paint stripper oily residue? Is there a degreaser that works better than...