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Gaps between window jamb extensions and original jambs!
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I had to build window jamb extensions when I added 2x4 framing. Problem is that the originaljambs were not plumb so there is a uneven gap between the old and the new. How can I properlyclose this gap…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Marder May 11, 2014.


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Tell us about yourself:
Married with two children, I am currently trying to restore an
1872 victorian farmhouse on 8.5 acres. I have 4 dogs 9 chickens
5 ducks 6 cats and a pony.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
My dream for my victorian farmhouse is to put the 1800s back
in. The previous owners have renovated any character out of it.
I am also trying to bring it kicking a screaming into the 21 century
with regard to plumbing, heating.

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Bathroom Reno...

My bathroom renovation started when I put my arms through the floor

by the toilet whilst trying to replace a wax seal on my old toilet.

After removing about 4 layers of flooring which included vinyl flooring, plywood, newspapers and thinset mortar I finally reached the old floor boards, sad to say they were all wet and rotted out with p...., well you know what. I had to remove all the boards and start over with new boards and 1/2 inch plywood. I gutted all the walls, removed…


Posted on October 18, 2011 at 7:55pm

My porch restore

Finally got around to working on the porch. I have restored the window trim, replacing rotted out casing and stripping and repainting. I left the window for the spring as the weather is getting real wintery around here.

I also trimmed out the front door, it didnt have any trim at all. I took my inspiration from original interior trim. I think it turned out pretty good.

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 7:29pm

Working on livingroom floor

Its seems that sometime in the past 60 years of DIY renovation that plywood was considered a "Wonder product"

as the walls and floors of my livingroom were covered in it. That is until today when I removed the last piece of

plywood from the walls and started on plywood abatement on the floor. I also got to thinking whilst on hands and

knees how many nails does it take to hold down a 4x8 sheet of plywood. The answer in my case was hundreds. I litterally

pulled out…


Posted on March 26, 2011 at 10:00pm

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