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Rainhandler
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I plan to remove the K style gutter from my house for exterior painting and roof work. Once these projects are complete I will put up new gutters. I am not a big fan of the modern troughs and they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Hendrickson Dec 23, 2011.

Closet space

I am a week away from closing on my first home. It happens to be a 1901 colonial farm house in need of some love.I am looking forward to the renovations and glad to have found the Old House…Continue

Started Jul 22, 2011

 

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Jeremy Graves replied to helen liu's discussion About the history of your old house
"My first old house was purchased last summer and since then I have been learning a great deal about the history of the house from one of five siblings who happens to live right next door. The house was built in 1901 by the Stratton family who owned…"
Feb 24, 2012
Bill Hendrickson replied to Jeremy Graves's discussion Rainhandler
"Phil, Been out of touch on gutter, and now have to consider it. The house had one working built-in gutter. I say working as it could have been if it had not rotted out the wood. All the others were roofed over at some point. We just repaired the…"
Dec 23, 2011
Phil replied to Jeremy Graves's discussion Rainhandler
"I can't imagine anything costing $3 a foot.  Copper 1/2 round, for example, costs $10 a foot for the guttering, not including the hangers, downspouts (I had to use 50' for 70' linear feet of guttering), corners, and  labor…"
Dec 21, 2011
Phil replied to Jeremy Graves's discussion Rainhandler
"Yes, never allow gutter hangers to be face nailed through your shingles.  For post-roofing guttering, I think that there may be some different types of hangers available. "
Dec 21, 2011
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
Bill Hendrickson replied to Jeremy Graves's discussion Rainhandler
"At $3/ft how does that compare to regular gutter. We live in New Mexico, and water catchment is almost required, so one has to have a gutter system. We are renovating, and gutter is another thing we have to do."
Dec 20, 2011
Jeremy Graves replied to Jeff Starkey's discussion Old closet issue
"The closet space in my house is limited in all but our master bedroom. The other bedroom closets are 14 inches deep and about six feet wide. I've collected many hooks from the closets and removed the old rods and knobs that were used to hang…"
Nov 9, 2011
Jeremy Graves replied to Jeremy Graves's discussion Rainhandler
"Andy,   I can assure you this is not an ad for gutters of any kind. I found this product in OHJ as well and thought others may have tested it out. The biggest problem I am having is keeping the crown molding, trim and rake details on the house…"
Sep 12, 2011
Andy Streenz replied to Jeremy Graves's discussion Rainhandler
"Not sure if this is just a veiled ad, but I have seen these advertised in OHJ too and was wondering if they actually worked.  My house's gutters on the tall portion are SO high and dangerous that I have to hire people just to clean them…"
Sep 12, 2011
Jeremy Graves replied to Melissa Burkel's discussion Hidden Nooks and Crannies - What have you found?
"After pulling up several layers of flooring in the dining room of our 1901 farm house I found a newspaper from July 5, 1937. The newspaper itself is in nearly perfect condition except for a few nail holes, the paper hasn't yellowed at all. The…"
Aug 5, 2011
Jeremy Graves replied to Patty VanDeWalker's discussion Hardwood floor under plywood and old flooring ? .... Opinions needed, Please
"Patty, I would try to get the sub floor out from under the drywall if possible. If you have a closet or door in the room you can pry the casing off and do a little investigating. The sheet rock will only be 1/2 or 5/8 thick and hopefully the plywood…"
Aug 1, 2011
Jeremy Graves posted a discussion

Rainhandler

I plan to remove the K style gutter from my house for exterior painting and roof work. Once these projects are complete I will put up new gutters. I am not a big fan of the modern troughs and they fit poorly around the moulding on the fascia. I was poking around looking for another solution such as chains or half rounds and came across a product called Rainhandler which claims to redistribute the water back into drops and push it away from the house by a few feet. I have one area of the…See More
Aug 1, 2011
Jeremy Graves posted a discussion

Closet space

I am a week away from closing on my first home. It happens to be a 1901 colonial farm house in need of some love.I am looking forward to the renovations and glad to have found the Old House community. The first project is going to be the roof followed by exterior painting. The first project on the inside is going to be tackling the master suite and dealing with the closet space we have currently. As other threads have pointed out the depth isn't great for modern hangers. I was considering two…See More
Jul 22, 2011

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Tell us about yourself:
Photographer by day, handyman by night. Have been interested in architecture from an early age and helped my dad work on our home for many years. I have a love for all things architecture, restoration and woodworking.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
In the process of purchasing my first home a 1901 colonial farm house in Marlborough, MA. The property was a former christmas tree and flower farm and has been owned by only 2 families in the last 110 years. The house has a well documented history with over 1000 photographs which I will be preserving as part of the restoration project. The 3 bedroom 2 bath house includes an octagonal barn, garden shed, green house and 1 car garage.

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