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Should we treat the wood for termites while we are re-siding our old house?
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Will Stanton Aug 19, 2017.

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 JRTebow Aug 21, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.


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