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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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Green Wall Board circa 1910

I am stripping wall paper in a northern Michigan circa 1910 Farmhouse.  The wall board is a rough green wall board that I have never seen b…

Started by Pamela Christie

1 19 hours ago
Reply by Lair Tienter

Replacement Window Opinions

Hello all! My wife and I are starting to plan for the warm season and the associated opportunities for working on the exterior of our fours…

Started by Jonathan Runaas

29 Apr 7
Reply by James Olson

Blown in Cellulose Insulation Causing Major Water Damage

We have a classic wooden foursquare home in Ohio built in 1911. Last summer we had cellulose insulation blown in. Now for the first time ev…

Started by Katie

20 Apr 6
Reply by Bill Hendrickson

I need help placing this house type.

Pictures can been seen at It was built in 1…

Started by James V

1 Mar 31
Reply by James Olson

Kitchen oven exhaust

Hello All,       I just found this site and it looks like a really neat place to learn about my 1940 bungalow. My question involves my 195…

Started by Michael Cozad

5 Mar 29
Reply by Michael Cozad

Insulation help

Hello to all! This is my first post on this lovely forum, though I have ghosted it for several months. My wife and I just purchased our fir…

Started by Jonathan Runaas

31 Mar 27
Reply by Amanda Ferryman

Is this ugly wallpaper or protective barrier over plaster?

We are restoring our master bedroom in our 1915 craftsman located in Butte Mt.  After taking down the paneling we discovered this wallpaper…

Started by Joan Martin

9 Mar 20
Reply by Sashguy

Attic Insulation with a new roof

Ok, here's the current situation:1920s house with a steep slate roof. The attic (3rd floor) is finished with knee walls. There is no roof v…

Started by Nick

1 Mar 13
Reply by Bill Hendrickson

The House I just bought!!!

Started by Melissa Braxton Ramp

25 Mar 10
Reply by Andy Streenz

Bathroom Tile Restoration Advice Please!

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for removing newer floor tile (installation date unknown) from original floor tile without damaging the…

Started by Emily Doerflinger

5 Feb 22
Reply by Randall Marder


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