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by Bryan
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Looking for Wide Plank floor
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Looking for Wide Plank floor

Not sure where you are lcoated, but here in the Midwest we have several local mills who will make runs of wide plank ash for next to nothing. Because of the emerald ash borer, ash trees are being cut down left and right. We used ash to match some trim in our house and it looks great. I am certainly ...
by Bryan
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Covering one type of poly with another
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Covering one type of poly with another

Hey all, I am in the process of refinishing my floors and have changed my mind concerning poly finish. I did some rooms a few weeks ago and used oil based poly in the lowest sheen. I would like to bump the sheen up one level, maybe to satin. Any expereince with whether this will be a concern? I am g...
by Bryan
Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Then and Now
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Very cool. Some look better, some look worse. I think that would be a neat project for any town,
by Bryan
Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Does anyone have this device? Does it work well?
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Yea,w hat Don said. The one on TOH, and the one that I have seen most often, only opens the valve when the washign machine is on. It plugs into an outlet, then the washing machine plugs into it. When it senses current being drawn by the machine, it opens the valve. When there is no current for a cer...
by Bryan
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Have your Ducts Cleaned!
Replies: 30
Views: 4584

We seem to be pretty lucky in this house, our system has both a typical filter and an electrostatic precipitator. The dust isn't any worse than anywhere else I have lived, probably better. On the other hand, I have to agree with Don, I miss the hot water heat of our old house. Nothing beats hydronic.
by Bryan
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Insulating window weight pockets
Replies: 9
Views: 2973

For the hole made by the pully, I use a little piece of carpet padding and/or foam. Pull the weight and rope out a bit, put the foam on the pully and let the weight pull it back into the cavity a little. It blocks air form the cavity and is usually hidden by any draperies you have. Removable and reu...
by Bryan
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Have your Ducts Cleaned!
Replies: 30
Views: 4584

What I don't understand is if all that dirt and dust is stuck in my ducts and needs to be scrubbed out professionally, why would I worry about it at all, it isn't being blown out by my furnace. And if there is dirt being blown out by my furnace than isn't it cleaning itself? Sorry, just that I have ...
by Bryan
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can these light fixtures possibly be original?
Replies: 19
Views: 3625

Your house looks great, congratulations. My advice to someone just moving into an old house is to wait at least 6 months before tearing too deep into anything. I understand the temptaton to start the day you move in, but not only is it easy to get too many projects started, but I feel you will under...
by Bryan
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: check out my new pictures if u like....
Replies: 16
Views: 3248

angolito,

The first link includes the period in the hyperlink. If you remove it, your link works.
by Bryan
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Any Ideas what I can do with this?
Replies: 25
Views: 2958

I guess I'll buck the trend and tell you to keep it, for two reasons. First, I am a big believer in living in a house for awhile before doing any big changes. Sure, paint the walls, clean all the dirt from the previous owners, etc., but I am hesitant to start tearing things down. The thing may look ...