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by Raisinette
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Outside pictures!
Replies: 10
Views: 4203

Is that a "sold" sign I see, and a Proud New Papa? 8) It's a beaut.
by Raisinette
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What type of house is this?
Replies: 30
Views: 4862

Oh I love your house. You've done amazing things .... in six months??!! :shock: Your upstairs floors are scrumptious, and so is that kitchen. Yum, that cabinet. Your woodwork is beautiful also, and unpainted! Did you put the light fixture in the kitchen? It's very very nice. I want that and the pict...
by Raisinette
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: thoughts to ponder while restoring an old home
Replies: 47
Views: 15098

Be proud. Be proud and pass her along. I don't think you guys really mean what you're saying. I'm reminded of a fellow who was in our house some months back. We were telling him about the understructure reconstruction we had to have done so the house wouldn't keep sinking and wreck itself. "Save you...
by Raisinette
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Discovered old linoleum in kitchen???
Replies: 24
Views: 3322

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!! I'd bank that is the original floor. Oh I love it. Tell your kids to let me know if they need help killing you cuz you took it out. :D If it's salvageable (and it looks wonderful from here) a clabbered cream type cabinet would be super and not far off of whi...
by Raisinette
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What type of house is this?
Replies: 30
Views: 4862

What a beautiful house & yard, treewoman. Definitely not a Cape Cod, and I'd say definitely a bungalow. When do we get interior pics?

How many rooms upstairs & down?
by Raisinette
Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: thoughts to ponder while restoring an old home
Replies: 47
Views: 15098

I feel obligated to make note of us in some way for future owners (though I hate to think of anyone living her other than us!). In my last house (1921 also, just across the street), we closed in a doorway to the kitchen (there were 4). When we did it, we put in a baby picture of my daughter along w...
by Raisinette
Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: mudslide's got everyone on edge
Replies: 11
Views: 4816

Holy unlucky strikes! :shock: :shock: Rob, you hit the Northwest as this weather has. Weird weather all over, and the rains and mudslides have been ferocious this year. (Can we all spell global warming? I guess that's how some of us spell it.) Seems like a person lives now in some danger of either f...
by Raisinette
Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Anyone ever tell you NOT to restore your house?
Replies: 30
Views: 4903

Seems to me different people have different skill levels and tolerances. I have neighbors with both lesser and greater capabilities, including one single lady in her 50s with a 4000 square foot fabulous house that needs a lot of attention, and she is brilliantly capable of most of it and can hire ou...
by Raisinette
Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Will plumbing in crawlspace freeze?
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Insulating a crawlspace? :shock: I would be very very leery of doing this. I don't believe I've ever heard of doing this except for the vapor barrier essential over the dirt floor. A vapor barrier, ventilation and downspouts to direct water away from the foundation are to my knowledge the key compon...
by Raisinette
Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Are double brick houses inherently cold?
Replies: 9
Views: 5533

:lol: Coulda been us, Sara. I covet that era. I'm not the electricity expert but there are a couple around here who are good. My base knowledge is that knob & tube is OK until it begins to deteriorate. You will want to rewire that before adding any insulation. If your house is like ours or others in...