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Matching semi-flush mount kitchen light
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Can anyone tell me where to get a match for this semi-flush mount kitchen light. I think the base was bought from Restoration Hardware but they don't seem to carry it anymore. The existing glass is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis M. Crookshanks Jan 17, 2012.

Cleveland Copper Finial Installation

Just installed this copper finial on a turret in Lakewood, near Cleveland, Ohio. [IMG]…Continue

Tags: finial, roof, copper, cleveland

Started Mar 26, 2010

 

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Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Casey Towne's discussion Yankee Gutters - yay or nay???
"We just rebuilt yankee gutters on a house near Cleveland, Ohio. House is about 120 years old. The gutters would have lasted longer if they had been maintained. They were originally lined with galvanized steel and eventually rusted through. We lined…"
Aug 21, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to k hamin's discussion balcony repair
"Replace the tin with copper. It will last longer and not need painting. You will need to find either a good traditional style roofer or a sheet metal worker with roofing experience. "
Apr 18, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Jim Finley's discussion How do you deal with ice dams in your gutters?
"Besides the insulation and ventilation, you need to keep warm air from the interior of the house from reaching the attic space. Seal holes and penetrations in the attic floor, duct work,chimney chases,recessed lights etc. Even then forces beyond…"
Jan 24, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Jim Finley's discussion How do you deal with ice dams in your gutters?
"Hi Ken,  Yes, de-icing cables are ugly. I use them as a last resort. A local roofing company tried propane torches on an ice dam a few years ago near here. The resulting fire nearly burned down a beautiful historic mansion.  There are now…"
Jan 20, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Jim Finley's discussion How do you deal with ice dams in your gutters?
"If there was any possibility of ice damming, the roofers should have installed ice and water shield under the "cedar breather" plastic mesh. I have a short piece about ice shield / ice guard on my MOH blog here."
Jan 20, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Jim Finley's discussion How do you deal with ice dams in your gutters?
"It depends on the house and roof. Air sealing the attic space and ventilation can reduce the ice dam forming. Ice and water shield membrane under the roofing, or a metal snow belt at the eaves, can help prevent leaks due to ice backup. Sometimes,…"
Jan 20, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Dennis M. Crookshanks's discussion Matching semi-flush mount kitchen light
"Thanks for the replies. The wife was able to find the base, after a lot of searching, from Rejuvenation?. ( I think that's the company she told me ) I guess we will probably have to go through a lot of antique stores to find a matching shade."
Jan 17, 2012
dawn mohrbacher replied to Dennis M. Crookshanks's discussion Matching semi-flush mount kitchen light
"Have you considered calling restoration hardware? I've purchased old stock from their floor that way. Occasionally they pull it from a catalog but still have some available. You could also try school house fixtures. It looks like one they might…"
Jan 16, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks commented on Bill Hendrickson's blog post The Roof & Chimney
"A couple things from the after photo. That is some strange looking chimney flashing. Is that a single piece of aluminum run up the side of the chimney? Don't know about the rest of the roof, but I don't see underlayment/tarpaper under the…"
Jan 13, 2012
Steven C Phillips replied to Dennis M. Crookshanks's discussion Matching semi-flush mount kitchen light
"Difficult to find a match to most anything no longer being made. Consider buying 2 matching fixtures and then selling this one. There are 37 "pairs" of Antique Flush Mount Lights on Ebay and 371 at Overstocked.com right now. Good Luck"
Jan 3, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks posted a discussion

Matching semi-flush mount kitchen light

Can anyone tell me where to get a match for this semi-flush mount kitchen light. I think the base was bought from Restoration Hardware but they don't seem to carry it anymore. The existing glass is from an antique fair. The original glass was a larger shallow fluted bell (?) shape.See More
Jan 3, 2012
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Jeremy Graves's discussion Rainhandler
"Whoa there! Half round gutter hangers are never supposed to be nailed through the roof shingles. They go under the shingles and are nailed to the roof rafters. Put the hangers on first, then the roof, and then finish the gutter."
Dec 21, 2011
Dennis M. Crookshanks posted a video

Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing installation by www.chimneyflashing.info Installing copper sheet metal chimney flashing on a slate roof with stone chimney.
Nov 20, 2011
Dennis M. Crookshanks posted a blog post

Ice and water shield for your old house

Ice and Water ShieldIce and water shield is installed wrong probably half the time it is used on a roof.Ice shield, or ice guard, is one option for preventing the leaks caused by ice dams if it is installed correctly. It does not prevent or reduce the formation of ice dams.If you happen to live in the northern snowy…See More
Feb 26, 2011
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Lime Mortor
"US Heritage might be able to help. Or google John Speiwak."
Jan 2, 2011
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Anita Rosenberger's discussion season for roof replacement (complete tear off required)
"Yes, but it is not a good idea.   The crew doesn't really want to be there. The shingles are cold and crack easily. Nail guns, if used, regularly drive nails right through brittle shingles. Ice and water shield does not stick well. If you…"
Dec 14, 2010

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Specialty roofing contractor. Slate, Tile, Copper Roofing and Gutters
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Currently restoring an 1890 Greek Revival Farmhouse
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http://slateandcopperroofrestoration.com

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Ice and water shield for your old house

Ice and Water Shield

Ice and water shield is installed wrong probably half the time it is used on a roof.

Ice shield, or ice guard, is one option for preventing the leaks caused by ice dams if it is installed correctly. It does not prevent or reduce the formation of ice…

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Posted on February 26, 2011 at 6:30pm

Chimney Flashing | Tile Roof Maintenance Tips

Chimney Flashing Maintenance for Tile Roofing

If you are wondering how to stop your tile roof from leaking at the chimney flashing, it might be

as simple as…

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Posted on April 7, 2010 at 11:00pm

Chimney Flashing - New and Improved?

Counter flashing a chimney above the roofline has traditionally been done by cutting or chiseling the mortar from between the masonry bricks and inserting metal flashing to cover the sub or shingle flashing.…

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Posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:22am

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