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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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Exterior Storm Window Options

Hey everyone! I need some exterior storm window options. Right now, I have some older triple track aluminum storm windows from the 1960s. T…

Started by Martin

29 14 hours ago
Reply by Martin

best metal to enclose my roof line

I am enclosing my roof line. What metal do you think I should use?

Started by Randall Coleman

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Reply by Randy Klepinger

painting over plaster on exterior walls

We have plaster walls in our 1929 home. Most of the interior walls are wooden lath under 3 coat plaster, but the exterior walls are plaster…

Started by Janice Clark

3 Feb 25
Reply by Randy Klepinger

First Home Cape Cod

I bought my first home not long ago, and I have been wondering about the age of my home. One known detail is that my property was owned ori…

Started by Brad H

3 Feb 25
Reply by Brad H

Two quick questions

The previous owner painted over wallpaper.  How in the world do I tackle that?!  I can always wallpaper over it, but I wanted to paint this…

Started by I love old houses!

10 Feb 25
Reply by Deb Beatty Mel

Kitchen Floor Problem

Our new house was built around 1903.  I like keeping things as original as I can.  The kitchen floor had a couple layers of tile and finall…

Started by I love old houses!

6 Feb 25
Reply by James Olson

I want my grandma's bathroom

Re-doing my bathroom in my 1905 house. I'd LOVE to find old-style tile.. I'm thinking the flat subway tile of those old bathrooms in those…

Started by Susan Luke

5 Feb 24
Reply by Janice Clark

Sill plate/rim joist insulation question

I have seen a lot of articles saying that I should replace my fiberglass insulation that is in my rim joists with foam board insulation and…

Started by Andy

1 Feb 22
Reply by James Olson

composite floor tile

Thought I'd ask the experts here.  Does anyone know what this tile is?  I'm working on a house that has extensive amount of it on the first…

Started by Ken klemmer

0 Feb 14

update septic system or hook up city water?

I'm pretty sure the septic system in the house we just bought (for next to nothing, but we know very little about it!) isn't going to be fu…

Started by Juanita Noble

3 Feb 11
Reply by Lair Tienter

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