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electrical question?
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ok so in my one room I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Hendrickson Aug 19, 2013.

Very exciting day!
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so i have lived in my house for 9 years now and we have been slowly fixing it up etc. and today i went to the library to look at some decorating books and sat down and started to read anyways this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Hendrickson Jan 26, 2013.

i was just curious as to what the style of my newel lamp post is?
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i have this newel post in my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter May 8, 2012.

your advice is needed!
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so this summer we are going to try and spruce up the outside of our 1882 house we dont have a huge budget and are willing to do manual labour, we were thinking about putting undermount lighting on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garrett F. Apr 29, 2012.

 

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Bill Hendrickson replied to Garrett F.'s discussion electrical question?
"I see no issue. It would work the same as having multiple lights on any circuit."
Aug 19, 2013
Garrett F. posted a discussion

electrical question?

ok so in my one room I have a I believe its called "light to switch circuit"? (where the power goes to the light first and the switch second) I want to install a sconce directly above the light switch on the same switch and im just wondering can I do that using this type of circuit? im just wondering how big of a hassle…See More
Aug 16, 2013
Garrett F. replied to Dublin1982's discussion Adding a third color to house - is this idea crazy?
"i'm not sure how "bold" your willing to go with your colour scheme but in my opinion i think a golden yellow would be a nice colour? but then again it just depends on how bold your willing to go :)"
May 15, 2013
Bill Hendrickson replied to Garrett F.'s discussion Very exciting day!
"We have run into this as well. Not so much the owners, but folks who rented 20 years ago, or old folks now, who remember coming into the house as children and doing chores for the owners. We now have learned that a somewhat well known person/artist…"
Jan 26, 2013
Andy Streenz replied to Garrett F.'s discussion Very exciting day!
"Congrats!  You will be amazed what you learn."
Jan 18, 2013
Toni replied to Garrett F.'s discussion Very exciting day!
"I hope you bought a lottery ticket on your way home!! I've contacted everyone I can find who would have had any reason to have any information about my house. Barely a drop so what I did get was even more valualble. I am so happy for you."
Jan 16, 2013
Lair Tienter replied to Garrett F.'s discussion Very exciting day!
"I had lived in my house 10 years without ever seeing a picture.  Then one day a lady came to the door with a 150 year old photo album of my house.  She was the Great,great,great granddaughter of a lady that was reported to have died at age…"
Jan 16, 2013
Annette K Doxsey replied to Garrett F.'s discussion Very exciting day!
"OMgosh you are so fortunate, I wish this wouuld happen to me, please keep us posted!!!!!"
Jan 15, 2013
Garrett F. posted a discussion

Very exciting day!

so i have lived in my house for 9 years now and we have been slowly fixing it up etc. and today i went to the library to look at some decorating books and sat down and started to read anyways this woman came by and was reading a decorating book and we started chatting and sharing ideas about our houses and she said to me how long have you lived around here? and i said about 9 years in a place right down the street, then said oh what number?, because i use to live down the street. anyways it…See More
Jan 15, 2013
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"if i were you i would have a structural engineer come over and have him/her take a look at the ceiling and they should be able to tell you what is load bearing, whats not, why the beams were put there, and some solutions. and was this room ever…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"for the gap i think that this would be a good solution :"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"OH WOW!! that looks like a nightmare!! and i thought previously that you meant there was a 1" gap not 11" inches lol, anyways to make a bulk head you would usually frame in a box around the beam and drywall it (thats a really bad…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"OH WOW!! that looks like a nightmare!! and i thought previously that you meant there was a 1" gap not 11" inches lol, anyways to make a bulk head you would usually frame in a box around the beam and drywall it (thats a really bad…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to linda thorp's discussion old cedar chest restoration
"for the mold i think vinegar & hot water would work well without wrecking the cedar? (just lightly sponge the water on and wipe up any puddling that happens that way the cedar wont absorb too much water) and some photos of the chest would help…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"as much as i love old houses, i think plaster walls are the biggest pain ever! no matter how many repairs you make cracks ALWAYS appear so i would recommend just completeley drywalling over top of the origonal plaster ceiling, and since your…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Chris Kemp's discussion Huge gaps in old pine floor
"are your floors finished,natural, or painted?"
Jul 5, 2012

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Tell us about yourself:
i have lived in the niagara region all of my life and i enjoy it here :)
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
i live in an 1882 shingle style house that has had some renovations in the 1940's but has been untouched since, now we are on a tight budget & making it into our home.

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