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by BrooklynRowHouse
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Brooklyn Rowhouse - Opinions on Condition
Replies: 22
Views: 8894

Re: Brooklyn Rowhouse - Opinions on Condition

Where's the house located in Brooklyn? The condition looks fairly standard for a multi-family row house of this age. I see that it's got three electrical meters and they look relatively new. Since this kind of work requires a Con Ed blue card and a city inspection I'd be less concerned about electri...
by BrooklynRowHouse
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Has this already been posted?
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Has this already been posted?

It's a fascinating look at some once-spectacular old houses, now abandoned to history.

http://www.100abandonedhouses.com/
by BrooklynRowHouse
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Slate flooring over porch? And leveling out?
Replies: 11
Views: 2975

Re: Slate flooring over porch? And leveling out?

I tiled my front "porch" with slate eight years ago. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2685512590_b21d3e4f0e_o.jpg As a matter of fact, just yesterday I just bought all the stuff I need to regrout it. The deck gets direct sunlight all day long. With the cooler garage under it, the expansion/contra...
by BrooklynRowHouse
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Soundproofing ceiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Soundproofing ceiling

also fwiw.... a major part of sound transmission is simply the mass that the soundwaves have to vibrate. extra layers of drywall help by increasing mass. Not so practical for ceiling applications like you are talking about, but good for walls. Worked on a movie theater over the winter, and the shee...
by BrooklynRowHouse
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Soundproofing ceiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Soundproofing ceiling

I wrote an article on this topic for Old House Web's blog not too long ago:

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/blog/acousti ... the-home/3

Warning: you may not like the ending.
by BrooklynRowHouse
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: help me understand our building permit situation
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: help me understand our building permit situation

I was in this situation years ago. I got tired of waiting for the electrician and the inspector to coordinate on times and moved on to installing drywall on the walls that didn't have electrical in them. The inspector failed me because of it. When I asked him why he said that he needed to confirm th...
by BrooklynRowHouse
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Where can I find matching base molding?
Replies: 7
Views: 7876

Re: Where can I find matching base molding?

You can check out Dykes Lumber's catalog. Before I had my router table, I found a few matching moldings there.

Can you post a photo of the molding you're trying to match?
by BrooklynRowHouse
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How do you cut slots in a round piece of wood?
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: How do you cut slots in a round piece of wood?

There are probably a dozen ways to do it. Part of the woodworking fun is figuring out the best solution which also won't leave you running to the ER. Since I like to make jigs (it's a good way to get rid of scrap plywood in the shop which I'd otherwise never throw away) I'd probably use a router tab...
by BrooklynRowHouse
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cap & Trade Bill - Home Sales
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

Re: Cap & Trade Bill - Home Sales

1. A Federal inspection for energy efficiency must be conducted on any home before it is sold 2. New buildings must have capabilities to charge electirc vehicles 3. Building codes will be federally standardized to match that of California I've read the raw text of HR 2454 and I can't find any of th...