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Removing cement/plaster/The Blob from tiles
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  I recently purchased 10 antique tiles from a salvage company with the intention of creating a decorative panel. Most of the titles are nice and clean, unfortunately a few brought part of the house…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Stroud Jan 28.

Beloved by squirrels and grackels
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   Before my eaves are completely wrapped in hardware cloth does anyone have any suggestions for squirrel and grackel proofing my box eaves and soffits?  Just spent $200 having my attic checked and a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen R. Ash Jul 1, 2016.

Window glazing, inside or outside?
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   Hello.  I'm in the process of switching out the glass in my sidelights and it dawned on me that the sidelights are glazed on the inside but my windows are glazed on the outside.  Is it normal to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Stroud Dec 9, 2015.

Remuddling
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    Morning.  This is not my usual hang out, 1909 homeowner, but it concerns a 1950s rambler.  This was the cover of Saturday's Real Estate section of The Washington Post.  All I can say is Good…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Stroud Jul 13, 2016.

 

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Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Removing cement/plaster/The Blob from tiles
"Thanks for the "VOC" reminder.  I did the vinegar and water thing once on my floors then vowed never again.  Amanda (WV)"
Jan 28
Franz replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Removing cement/plaster/The Blob from tiles
"Preferably brown vinegar. It's a fairly cheap acid and won't harm the ceramic. I would suggest doing the job outside unless you have an infatuation for the vinegar aroma."
Jan 27
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Removing cement/plaster/The Blob from tiles
"Actually have the acid on hand.  Just regular old vinegar from the grocery store would work?"
Jan 27
Franz replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Removing cement/plaster/The Blob from tiles
"Tile is ceramic blob is either plaster or some form of concrete. Start by soaking the plaster side in vinegar, that should soften it so it can be scraped off with a stick Vinegar or even muriatic acid won't hurt the tile, but don't get in…"
Jan 27
Amanda Stroud posted a discussion

Removing cement/plaster/The Blob from tiles

  I recently purchased 10 antique tiles from a salvage company with the intention of creating a decorative panel. Most of the titles are nice and clean, unfortunately a few brought part of the house within them.  Any ideas on how to remove it without damaging the tiles?  The tiles themselves are in pretty great shape.  See attached photos. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated,Amanda (WV)…See More
Jan 26
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Remuddling
"Amen!"
Jul 13, 2016
StoneHouseGuy replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Remuddling
".....  that makes me sad. "
Jul 13, 2016
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Remuddling
"Unfortunatel"
Jul 13, 2016
StoneHouseGuy replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Remuddling
"I think they got the positions of the before and after photos confused .... at least I hope they did ... what a mess."
Jul 13, 2016
Stephen R. Ash replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Beloved by squirrels and grackels
"You might consider covering your gutters with GutterShed plates. These are metal plates with tiny perforations that are powder-coated in black. They hook to the outside lip of the gutters and lay on the roof surface, where water separates from…"
Jul 1, 2016
Franz replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Beloved by squirrels and grackels
"Check the LiquidFence web site to see if they have a repellent for your little pals."
Jun 21, 2016
Amanda Stroud posted a discussion

Beloved by squirrels and grackels

   Before my eaves are completely wrapped in hardware cloth does anyone have any suggestions for squirrel and grackel proofing my box eaves and soffits?  Just spent $200 having my attic checked and a hole covered in hardware cloth which just happens to be about five inches down from the hole they chewed two years ago.  How they did it upside down I'll never know.  Would using something like Azek in place of wood stop the pecking and chewing damage to my poor house?  Or should I declare it…See More
Jun 21, 2016
Amanda Stroud replied to KPetersen's discussion Help! Need exterior paint ideas for my little historic home!
"  I agree with Sacto Diane, it looks really great!  But understand if it looks a little blah to you."
Apr 18, 2016
Amanda Stroud replied to StoneHouseGuy's discussion I've been reading too many old house Facebook posts
"When I bought my house in 2000 there was still harvest gold and avocado green in the kitchen.  And this was a room that the PO had rehabbed after the 970s slumlord sold him the house in the 90s.   I went with classic…"
Apr 2, 2016
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Window glazing, inside or outside?
"    I'm hoping to use something similar to that on my 19th century French door that I've been s-l-o-w-l-y working on.  And they'll be on the "inside".    Amanda(WV)"
Dec 9, 2015
caseypratt replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Window glazing, inside or outside?
"The angled shape sheds water better, keeps water out of the delicate joinery. That being said, some millwork in the teens and twenties used wooden strips called Glass Bead to hold the panes in, and that was on the exterior, and it does take a…"
Dec 9, 2015

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