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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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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

11 7 hours ago
Reply by Moonwildflower

Electrical issue/problem

I have a wiring question. I have K&T, 1930s cloth with no ground and romex, sometimes all tied together. Yes I know how dangerous this…

Started by Michael Costello

1 on Monday
Reply by Lair Tienter

1924 Fireplace

My son recently purchased a Craftsman style home built in 1924. the existing homeowner build bookcases around the fireplace and when doing…

Started by Michael Murray

2 Nov 19
Reply by Lair Tienter

Farmhouse sink and disposals

Is it possible to have a disposal in an antique farmhouse sink?  I know there are porcelain sinks which would crack, but there were also ca…

Started by I love old houses!

8 Nov 15
Reply by James Olson

What type of hardwood floor is this?

Hi - this is my first post and I'm new to this site. I was wondering if anyone could tell us what kind of flooring this is.  The house was…

Started by E Murray

3 Nov 11
Reply by James Olson

Restoring Front Porch on 1909 Home

Hello, I'm working to restore the front porch of my 1909 home. It appears at one time there were brackets between the posts. You can see w…

Started by Tempwave

31 Nov 10
Reply by Tempwave

Attic restoration

I am new here, but since this is a great place for older houses, I thought it would be the best to try. We are in the process of updating o…

Started by Matthew Botski

5 Nov 3
Reply by James Olson

Replumbing a House

       So next year’s “structural” project is to get the house replumbed as I have original galvanized black pipes in my 1909 house.  All t…

Started by Amanda Stroud

19 Oct 25
Reply by Bill Hendrickson

Poured Cement Basement Ceilings

We recently purchased a Revised Tudor home in Missouri built in 1924. When we went into the basement, we found that while the walls and fou…

Started by Eva Mahan

4 Oct 25
Reply by Bill Hendrickson

"UL" Listed Question? Light/Electric Issues

Our complete rewire is coming along on our new 1903 home.  Some sconces that are hand-carved wood were removed from the walls by the electr…

Started by I love old houses!

2 Oct 23
Reply by I love old houses!


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