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by Sacto Diane
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Beware of VintageDoors.com
Replies: 5
Views: 11037

Re: Beware of VintageDoors.com

You might get better feedback if you discuss the actual issues you had with the company instead of complaining about online reviews. Manipulation of online reviews is common. I'm not saying it's right but take any reviews with a grain of salt. If you had some specific issues with quality, service or...
by Sacto Diane
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help identifying wood type of trim
Replies: 1
Views: 4963

Re: Help identifying wood type of trim

Virtually impossible to identify without pictures. You'll need to post pictures.
by Sacto Diane
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Moving in and getting to work - Old farm house
Replies: 3
Views: 6240

Re: Moving in and getting to work - Old farm house

Is it possible for old linoleum to have asbestos? I hear all the time about old tile but never linoleum. If it's linoleum then it does not have any asbestos. Real Linoleum was made from a jute backing with linseed and other natural ingredients but no asbestos. Thar being said, the adhesives used de...
by Sacto Diane
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Foundation Question - Eastern NC
Replies: 2
Views: 5052

Re: Foundation Question - Eastern NC

I would get a structural engineer to look at the house and give you a recommendation. Contractors are OK but if there is a possibility of some major structural issues don't risk it. Get someone knowledgeable to look at the situation.
by Sacto Diane
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help Identify Style
Replies: 3
Views: 7103

Re: Help Identify Style

I wouldn't call it a colonial revival. I don't see the colonial elements. I leaning more toward a folk Victorian but I suck at identifying styles. You try asking at http://www.thehistoricdistrict.org/ or http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/oldhouse to see if you can get an answer there. BTW, it looks li...
by Sacto Diane
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Beadboard Ceiling in living room
Replies: 1
Views: 4481

Re: Beadboard Ceiling in living room

I think it's up to you if you want to invest the time and effort to restore the ceiling. I discovered some bead board in the ceiling in one of my rooms and I decided to restore it. I'm very happy I did. That being said working on the ceiling is tough. If it was me, I'd repair the bad spots and repai...
by Sacto Diane
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How do you post a picture?
Replies: 2
Views: 5283

Re: How do you post a picture?

When you compose a message or reply there will be an option for attachments located at the bottom of the page. Simple upload your picture with this function and the image will be added to your post
by Sacto Diane
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: No "subfloor" only red pine? *QUESTIONS*
Replies: 2
Views: 5874

Re: No "subfloor" only red pine? *QUESTIONS*

It was common for some houses to only have the finished floor and not a sub-floor and the finish floor. You should be able to install new HW floors over the old pine floor make the pine floor as the sub-floor. I'd probably put some vapor barrier or something similar down between the two floors to mi...
by Sacto Diane
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New member-Craftsman in Santa Cruz Mtns with doorknob qs
Replies: 3
Views: 7379

Re: New member-Craftsman in Santa Cruz Mtns with doorknob qs

I had a similar issue with some cover plates on a brass lockset. I could not find any replacement screws for some that had been lost. In desperation I stopped at a local locksmith shop and he had piles of the screws in his inventory. He gave me a couple complimentary. In hind site I should have just...
by Sacto Diane
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1924 Dutch Colonial Floors - Heart Pine or Doug Fir?
Replies: 1
Views: 4949

Re: 1924 Dutch Colonial Floors - Heart Pine or Doug Fir?

I looked at the pictures and said to myself the two on the right were doug fir. Reading the rest of the post I saw that I was way off. I really don't know what the original floors are since I guessed so wrong. A lot depends on the area of the country you are. West coast sees more doug fir and the ea...