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by bungalowrescued
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Metal radiator covers — do they have to be painted?
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Metal radiator covers — do they have to be painted?

We have metal radiator covers with decades of paint on them, so we’d like to have them sandblasted. Ideally, we would leave them unpainted. Clear paint, maybe, but no color. The sandblast guy told me they always paint them, and that if we don’t paint them, they’ll rust immediately. Like, within the ...
by bungalowrescued
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Fireplace vents out these holes - why no chimney?
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Fireplace vents out these holes - why no chimney?

We just moved into a 1921 jumbo bungalow in Chicago. It has this fireplace, with a flue, and on the opposite side of the wall, on the exterior side, it has these holes. There is no chimney. There is no sign that this ever had gas. It has an electrical outlet, though it seems to match other outlets i...