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by moonshadow317
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(
Replies: 11
Views: 13623

Re: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(

Hey MGB,

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by moonshadow317
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(
Replies: 11
Views: 13623

Re: Help with my cast iron tub! Pink, peeling paint :(

When I did the outside part of my claw foot tub, I removed most of the paint with a heat gun and scraper. I then used soygel for the most stubborn paint. The whole outside was then primed with a grey metal primer and then painted a satin black (also metal paint). I did the tub out in the yard ...cau...
by moonshadow317
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing old linoleum
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Removing old linoleum

You could try pulling the tile up with a scraper and then covering a section of the glued floor with an old towel. Boil a pot of water and pour it onto the towel and let it sit awhile. Most old glue will melt away into a pile of slush. Taking up the tile this way will not be releasing asbestos.
by moonshadow317
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Chimney liner question
Replies: 12
Views: 12667

Re: Chimney liner question

A stainless steel liner will run you around $30.00 a foot. Oil or gas furnace will not make a difference. You wil see a big difference in your heating bill. As far as all your original windows....how lucky can you get...put up heavy drapes or even quilts to get you through the winter and restore tho...
by moonshadow317
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Lipstick on swine?
Replies: 12
Views: 5642

Re: Lipstick on swine?

This is the front door of our 1895 Victorian. All the windows on the house consist of only 2 colors - purple and the gold you see here. The front door is the only one that is blue and gold. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d166/moonshadow317/1895%20%20Victorian/1-9-05051.jpg http://i35.photobucket....
by moonshadow317
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: The DIY mason post reminded me
Replies: 15
Views: 6536

Re: The DIY mason post reminded me

Bump... :mrgreen:
by moonshadow317
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Question about insulating my attic
Replies: 17
Views: 10793

Re: Question about insulating my attic

We just rolled out bats of faced (faced side down towards heated space) on top of the finished floor in our attic. When I need to go up there I just roll it up and make a pathway. I did attach a piece to the wooden hatch with wire so that it stays in place when I close it.
by moonshadow317
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: If we were to want to replace the replacement windows...
Replies: 11
Views: 6278

Re: If we were to want to replace the replacement windows...

There was no frame, just two winddows that happened to be the same width. The windows in this 1895 Victorian had no weights. We kept them open with some 1 inch pvc pipe that I decorated to look like marble. So there was no need for weight pockets. We just framed it out leaving 1/8th inch on the side...
by moonshadow317
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: If we were to want to replace the replacement windows...
Replies: 11
Views: 6278

Re: If we were to want to replace the replacement windows...

Okay here we go ...we did this in the kitchen. It wasn't hard at all. We went from tiny kitchen window: http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/59/659/1/65/78/2348165780059788743Cprzoa_th.jpg to hole in the wall http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/55/155/8/86/26/2191886260059788743FKVPZB_th.jpg then we framed it in h...
by moonshadow317
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Brick dust for lime mortar
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Brick dust for lime mortar

I found cement dye in the cement aisle at my local home depot. It did not contain any cement just powdered coloring.