Jim Finley
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  • Jewett City, CT
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Share your old houses' hidden treasures and artifacts
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Let's hear what types of trinkets, treasures, artifacts and oddities people have found in their old houses. Whether it be in the floors, walls, ceilings, cellars or underground. Post pictures if you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kari Dunn Sep 12, 2012.

How do you deal with ice dams in your gutters?
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This winter in Connecticut has been mild so far, but the last several have been humdingers. We had no sooner bought our old farmhouse in September 2008 than an early December storm dumped huge…Continue

Tags: dams, gutters, ice, snow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Casey Towne Aug 21, 2012.

Ever encounter old house snobbery?
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How many of you out there have ever encountered the attitude about old houses that "common" people should not touch them, much less own them. In my part of New England this is fairly common among the…Continue

Tags: specialists, restoration, century, 18th

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toni Oct 19, 2012.


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Tell us about yourself:
Husband, father, scientist and old house owner
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Currently in our second 18th century house in southeastern Connecticut. The 1741 Timothy Lester Homestead (Natl. Reg.) is a 3500 sf center chimney colonial with 5 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths,keeping room, parlor and hall. The main fireplace is 8x5 ft with double rear bread ovens. Most interior walls are full length feather-edge paneling. Framing is post and beam with plank sheathing, and interior posts are gunstock, with exposed beams in many rooms. Flooring is wide pine in the front "formal rooms" and wide chestnut in the rear "working" rooms. I love searching for old artifacts in and around the house (I have many) and I love sharing stories and ideas with other old house owners.

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At 5:50pm on January 17, 2012, James L Wolcott said…

Looks nice...................

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