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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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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
Reply by Dawna Waters

Old Iron Radiators

I am stripping paint off several old cast iron radiators (with a gorgeous scoll patter on the fins) and I want  to leave the finish "natura…

Started by Al Shehadi

3 Jul 7
Reply by Sherry Rogers Frost

My problem: Crooked screen door frame

So here's my problem: My main exterior door was re-framed at some point before I bought the house. It's fine. But the screen door, oy! I f…

Started by Richard Pryor

2 Apr 9
Reply by Randall Marder

We are looking for homes/homeowners of repurposed buildings for an upcoming Television Series

I am a Producer/Director for a Production Company in Knoxville, TN called Beyond Media.  We work closely with HGTV, DIY, and Great American…

Started by Brantley Ferrell

1 Apr 9
Reply by Randall Marder

Protecting finished wood floors while stripping paint from baseboards and trim moldings.

I am planning on stripping off 100+ years of paint accumulation from of our door frames and baseboards, however I have recently refinished…

Started by Devyn

11 Apr 9
Reply by Randall Marder

Repair Porch Column

I am restoring a late 1800's 'box construction' home that was originally constructed in Cleburne, Texas and relocated to Lipan, Tx.  The fr…

Started by Mark Myers

11 Jan 31
Reply by John Leeke

Broken Mortise Lock case

Hi Everyone, New to this website but not new to redoing or repairing old house, old car, furniture, etc., My wife and I recently purchased…

Started by Mike Viselli

21 Oct 19, 2016
Reply by Mike Viselli

Is it possible to un-warp a door?

Hey everyone! I noticed that some of my interior doors are kind of warped. I would say quite a few and have been for a number of years. It…

Started by Martin

19 Oct 14, 2016
Reply by Rachel

Old pipe sticking down out of ceilings! What are they and how do I get rid of them?

I have short, little pipes sticking out of my living room and kitchen ceilings - both next to where ceiling fans have been previously insta…

Started by Angela Larck

11 Oct 14, 2016
Reply by Walden Smith

DIY brick cleaning - any tips or advice?

We recently purchased a yellow brick home (1894), and need to clean the bricks to address decades (a century?) of dirt and pollution. The h…

Started by The Doctor's House

6 Oct 6, 2016
Reply by KatieM


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