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by lrkrgrrl
Sat May 12, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Relocating a home to save it from the wrecking ball
Replies: 17
Views: 7326

Re: Relocating a home to save it from the wrecking ball

should we have an inspector come out and give the house a thorough inspection before we sign any contracts?
Ayuh.
by lrkrgrrl
Sat May 12, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Reconstructing an 1890 East Lake Butler's Pantry
Replies: 15
Views: 8432

Re: Reconstructing an 1890 East Lake Butler's Pantry

Respectfully submit....

Where does the damn butler sleep???? :wink:
by lrkrgrrl
Fri May 11, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Howdy, howdy, howdy....
Replies: 10
Views: 2160

Howdy, howdy, howdy....

It's just me, lrkrgrrl, back again to pester you all. Finally got me some high test interweb. Hope you are all well and wild in the cyber 'hood.

And I hope you all find where your wild things are.... :evil: :evil: :evil: :twisted: 8)
by lrkrgrrl
Fri May 11, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Historic district and Lead Paint
Replies: 24
Views: 7098

Re: Historic district and Lead Paint

"depending on the source, 'latex' or water based paint were first introduced in the 1940's and 1950's" (jade m) Respectfully submit that water based paints predate latex (rubber) matrix. Milk and blood proteins were the earliest carriers, and are most certainly water based. O I forgot egg. But that ...
by lrkrgrrl
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Our new antique bed is too short! Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 21104

Re: Our new antique bed is too short! Help!

A well trained yet completly irresponsible orthopedic surgeon may be able to rectify the situation without recourse to carpentry.

Oh, wait, I didn't mean that. :twisted:
by lrkrgrrl
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: merry christmas to the old houses and those who love them
Replies: 17
Views: 7463

Re: merry christmas to the old houses and those who love them

Damn this dial up...oh wait...when my house was built... thank goodness for a telegraph line. And a mail service. Any way.....I just want to say merry, merry, and happy happy and how the #^&$%*%$ did they get that refridgerator in, since I have to have it out by 8 AM monday and it doesn't fit throug...
by lrkrgrrl
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Anyone installed a ventless gas heater?
Replies: 17
Views: 8326

Re: Anyone installed a ventless gas heater?

No.
I also don't suggest putting in a wood stove without a stove pipe.

But hey, we all know I'm a little parano...I mean careful.
by lrkrgrrl
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 46
Views: 24689

Re: What are you reading?

A translation of the works that got a certain former Soviet sent to the gulag....and started a re-read of a classic tale of a challenging cruise of the Mediterranian. Mostly lucky if I get through today's comics and the local weekly rag. And maybe a New Yorker every week or two. Just want to jump in...
by lrkrgrrl
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Vinyl Siding Might Be Your Top Choice Even on an Old House
Replies: 38
Views: 5951

Re: Vinyl Siding Might Be Your Top Choice Even on an Old House

(Let me duck) Vinyl can exacerbate any number of problems. I know of "self-cleaning" vinyl siding...and strongly suspect that the "chalking" is that very substance we all love to hate. However, once upon a time, I watched a company that specialized in "historic" vinyl match nearly perfectly the orig...
by lrkrgrrl
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: programmable thermostats- pros and cons
Replies: 17
Views: 3125

Re: programmable thermostats- pros and cons

My mama's house had an old-school clock timer for years....and since someone talked her into replacing it they've been through several. That said, I love my 5/2 double set back thermostats. Between those and the two-stage super-efficent furnaces...I've reduced fuel consumption significantly...withou...