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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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Tuck pointing or filling very deep holes in stone foundation in difficult to access area

I have a house in Cincinnati, Ohio USA that was built in 1904.  The mortar in the stone foundation is pretty good on three sides of the hou…

Started by Dave Schwinn

4 on Sunday
Reply by Franz

RE: article on upgrading to radiant floor heat

My 2 story has ideal hidden south facing roof for radiant panels and a small solar panel to power a recirc pump loop between the panel and…

Started by india white

2 Oct 14
Reply by Walden Smith

Historic Paint?

I have an Arts and Crafts 1908 stone gatehouse which needs a lot of work! The question I have is about the paint found on the walls. It ble…

Started by Peter Mack

3 Oct 6
Reply by Robert Chickey

could these be Portieres?

I'm trying to clean out my junk bldg. and in the process trying to I uncovered these pcs earlier  and believe you me, don't…

Started by Bob Mason

1 Oct 4
Reply by Bob Mason

Mucho confused about Mucha

So we've had this chunk of plaster framed in a curio box that the former owners left with the house. They said it was discovered when they…

Started by Carrie Z

0 Oct 1

Looking for "Clicky" Light Switches

I'm doing a little remodel work in the bath/laundry room and have been trying to replace the light switches to match those in the rest of t…

Started by Caleb J Buller

3 Sep 6
Reply by caseypratt

Joint compound on plaster walls

My husband is planning to use joint compound to patch our plaster walls.  I recall reading somewhere that this is not a good idea as they a…

Started by Erin Braico

14 Aug 23
Reply by Sophia M

What "style" is my house?

I purchased this foreclosed house in my neighborhood last year. I have always thought of it as a foursquare, as far as layout, hip roof, an…


2 Aug 21
Reply by Lair Tienter

1926 Craftsman/ Cottage?

Hello, are they any architectural history buffs out there that can help me with some historical facts about the design of my home? I recent…

Started by James S

0 Aug 12

Linoleum rug

Can anyone help me? I have what I believe to be linoleum rugs. Does anyone have information on these??

Started by Jodi

0 Aug 3


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