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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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old plumbing fixtures

does anyone have experience with using old bathtub handles with modern valves? I have 3 American Standard cross handles, (hot, cold,and tub…

Started by lauri lombardi

8 19 hours ago
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Markel light fixture

Have 4 Markel (M.E.P.) cast iron wall sconces in my early 1930’s bungalow. The fixtures had many coats of wall paint & I want to refini…

Started by JR PEARSON

2 yesterday
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GC/Owner. Can anyone identify this particular wallpaper pattern??

 Hello everyone.  This is my very first post.  I was recently looking through the webpages of an architectural salvage store back east nam…

Started by Madeline Weaver

6 on Wednesday
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What Style Is My House

Hello all! I bought my home a year ago after falling in love at first sight. It was built in 1920. It looks like a Foursquare style home bu…

Started by Kerri Grillo

2 Apr 12
Reply by Kerri Grillo

Basement Waterproof Options

Hello all, My apologies for making my first post a request for information, but we have a bit of a conundrum and I thought I would see if…

Started by Kip

5 Apr 10
Reply by Phil

Stained crackle glazed tile

I have a 1927 Tudor Revival with a shower that has its original white crackle glazed ceramic tile.  Some of the tiles and the matching buil…

Started by Katie

9 Apr 8
Reply by Donald Shore

Water infiltrating enclosed porch windows

Hello everyone, my husband and I purchased our beloved 1907 Victorian last July and we are so excited to finally have a full year of home i…

Started by Miranda Bouck

4 Apr 5
Reply by Randall Marder

Our first old home

My husband & I have a purchase agreement on (what I think is) a victorian folk style home in MichiganHouse.jpg built in 1900 (picture b…

Started by Sandy D

6 Apr 5
Reply by Randall Marder

Shingle Supplier Belt Course Help

Hello Everyone, Well Spring is trying to come here in upstate NY and I'm eager to continue on the north side of the house again. I updated…

Started by Jim Quinn

5 Apr 5
Reply by Randall Marder

Tin Ceiling Questions

Greetings. I am looking for suggestions for putting a tin ceiling in our 1903 Craftsman/Shingle house.  We are doing a full restoration in…

Started by I love old houses!

5 Mar 31
Reply by CatwomanofV

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