Old Houses: 1900-1945 (564)

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Attic Floor insulation

Well it is that time of year... and I thought I should ask before I bought anything. Right now I have a very small amount of "rock wool" in…

Started by MartinLatest Reply

Insulating original windows

Hello! We are in the (long) process of restoring a 1930 bungalow that has 20-odd double-hung windows. My husband is repairing them himself,…

Started by Adrienne MLatest Reply

Color Selection Chart from 1920's

In items left by original owner we found this color selection chart. our home is a Gordon Van Tine catalog house but we feel that the color…

Started by Nick WylieLatest Reply

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Thoughts on insulating walls in a high humidity area- moisture issues?

I recently purchased a long-vacant brick craftsman bungalow built in the early 1920's.  At the time of purchase, it had an active roof leak…

Started by AP

0 Oct 9

Handle set parts

Looking for parts to repair my door latch. The thumb latch will not operate properly as it looks like the mechanism has separated. No idea…

Started by Ken Henning

1 Oct 9
Reply by psychochix

Robert's 1904 farm house

Hello, In Nov 2016 my wife and I along with our 3 kids bought a roughly 3000 sq ft farm house built in 1904 on 160 acres.  I think we are…

Started by Robert C Scott

4 Oct 2
Reply by Robert C Scott

Tracking rivulets around windows

We have rivulets that look like veins appearing around most of our windows. We assume that there is leaking somewhere. We have had a profes…

Started by Kameron Cole

5 Aug 31
Reply by Will Stanton

Saving 120 year old siding

We are in a pickle. Our old Victorian had blown-in insulation that is causing major problems. The house has no sheathing, and the soggy nor…

Started by JRTebow

3 Aug 21
Reply by JRTebow

Should we treat the wood for termites while we are re-siding our old house?

Our old house is unsheathed and was poorly insulated with blown-in before we bought. Now, we suspect due to the rotting lower edges of sid…

Started by JRTebow

1 Aug 19
Reply by Will Stanton

Paneling ID Help Please

We just bought a 1900 house.  It has this paneling on every wall.  I was wondering if anyone knew which era this belongs to?  It is a textu…

Started by Susan Lofton

2 Aug 12
Reply by Lair Tienter

help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?

Hi all,My house was built in 1906. At the front of the house is a turret, and in the basement, this thin mystery hose/pipe goes into the st…

Started by Dave P

10 Aug 1
Reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

Magnesite Floors (Interior) - Does anyone know a good repairman?

Started by Greg Ptacek

0 Jun 30

Best way to strip and repaint radiators in place?

I have two massive radiators in my 1920 home that have many layers of paint on them.  Due to their size (and my fears about getting them to…

Started by Jayelle C

1 Apr 27
Reply by Lair Tienter


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