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Should we treat the wood for termites while we are re-siding our old house?

Our old house is unsheathed and was poorly insulated with blown-in before we bought. Now, we suspect due to the rotting lower edges of siding and peeling paint, that the previous insulation got wet,…Continue

Tags: Restoration, Plaster, Siding, Termites

Started Aug 1

Saving 120 year old siding
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We are in a pickle. Our old Victorian had blown-in insulation that is causing major problems. The house has no sheathing, and the soggy north side of the house--in our theory anyway--is staying wet…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Marder Apr 9.

Ductless heating and cooling...HOW DO YOU HIDE THE UNITS??
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We have an ancient ducted system in our 1900 Victorian. The ductwork in the basement is the HVAC equivalent of the Winchester Mansion. The ducts are old, leaky, covered with asbestos, and seem to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James S Jan 27.

Adding exterior shutters to a Victorian
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We have just bought a Transitional Queen Anne style home built in 1900. I have been considering adding shutters to the exterior for several reasons: two streetlights shine blindingly into our bedroom…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KARODY ROBBINS Jan 25.

 

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Randall Marder replied to JRTebow's discussion Saving 120 year old siding
"I have had to remove old siding for various historic projects and reinstalled.  For me to assist you I would need much more info and pictures to give you an idea what is the best approach. Doing this wrong could damage your old house.  We…"
Apr 9
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Saving 120 year old siding

We are in a pickle. Our old Victorian had blown-in insulation that is causing major problems. The house has no sheathing, and the soggy north side of the house--in our theory anyway--is staying wet due to sodden piles of old insulation at the bottom. The siding is still in great shape, despite water issues and peeling paint. We would like to remove the old siding--as intact as possible, and sheath and wrap the house, insulating it properly, then put the old siding back on. Can this be done? Or…See More
Apr 3
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Thanks!!!"
Dec 30, 2016
Ken klemmer replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"I hope this helps you out. If you need more help feel free to contact me offline. Ken"
Dec 30, 2016
Ken klemmer replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"And some more...."
Dec 30, 2016
Ken klemmer replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Your house is beautiful and pretty much textbook Queen Anne style. You had knob and tube wiring but the junction boxes, switches, wiring, fixtures all point to a house wired around 1920. I am a little concerned that the switch seems to still be fed…"
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Basement ash pit? Not sure what it is."
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Basement wiring. To the best of our knowledge--all of the rewriting has been redone. But hopefully the remnants of old wiring will help. The fuse and junction boxes are all new."
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Hinges, knobs and wallpaper (I spent time tearing off layers...and this is the bottom. It's silver metallic)"
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Radford 517 House plans."
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Front door"
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Simple woodwork"
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Only original window still left"
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Switchcovers and underneath"
Dec 30, 2016
JRTebow replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"Ahhhh...okay."
Dec 30, 2016
Ken klemmer replied to JRTebow's discussion Chandelier restoration questions
"I don't think you need to keep these fixtures in the house at all. What I was hoping you would post is pictures of the exterior and key original interior areas of the house. I can then steer you toward something that might be more…"
Dec 30, 2016

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