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Need info on old mortar

Well, since I asked about shellac, I figure that I should ask about old mortar. I am getting to the point where I will need to repoint the…

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100 Year Old Baseboard Trim - Refinishing

My husband and I are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with our 100 year old house renovation. With that, we've been told a…

Started by Katie Watenpool

18 Nov 8
Reply by Jim Schultz

Moving houses

Does anyone have experience with moving houses?  I can't seem to find any old houses that I like that have enough land.  I don't want to bu…

Started by Tiffaney Jewel

1 Jun 27
Reply by Robert Starnes

Cracks in wood bevel siding

So, what's the best way to fix cracks/splits in wood bevel siding? I seem to have several cracks that have shown up this spring. In the pas…

Started by psychochix

0 May 15

How to determine if my house is a "Sears" house.

I purchased my home 2 years ago, and it was listed as having been built in 1929.  I am curious if it was the kind of kit-house people used…

Started by Tammy Guerrero

1 May 4
Reply by Ken klemmer

repairing old door knob assemblies, info anyone?

I am wondering if anyone knows of a site or primer on repairing old style door knob assemblies. I have a 1929 house with mostly original gl…

Started by McCall Emerald

10 Apr 4
Reply by Bill Hendrickson

Is there a way to identify lime wash?

So my back wall is painted white... How do i tell if its horrible plastic paint... Or lime wash... Before I start removing the whole lot. …

Started by Adam walker

0 Apr 1

Alarm monitoring systems in home

Hey guys, I want to know about different alarm monitoring systems as my husband and I are thinking of installing one in our home. Our house…

Started by Judylara

0 Feb 28

Fix for floor drafts at baseboard

 I have a turn of the century home with hardwood floors and baseboard moulding. I noticed significant cold drafts where the floor meets the…

Started by Josh

0 Jan 14

Patio doors stuck..

Hello everyone, Last year, we renovated our home. Actually, not completely but most part of it. We have a patio door in our home which open…

Started by Judylara

0 Dec 31, 2017

Random screech-like sounds in walls - Not an animal though

Hello,  I'm new to this forum. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I've had this noise in my house, seems to be coming from onl…

Started by Jay Nouri

2 Oct 11, 2017
Reply by Dawna Waters


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