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Constructive Suggestions for this Forum
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I started a thread in another section of this forum but due to the nature of how this forum operates, as described in the original thread, I don't think very many people have seen it in there. …Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by John K. Feb 4, 2011.

Suggestion for this Forum
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Although I haven't been here long, I've been involved with hundreds of various discussion forum programs over the years. I have a small suggestion that might make this forum a lot easier to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Mitchell Jan 16, 2011.

Looking for Tips on Pocket Doors.
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I have a 1902 Queen Anne with pocket doors.The wheel bearings squeak like a WWI German tank.Today I removed the center stop and the upper door-stop trim but nothing is revealed.  I'll post photos but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John K. Dec 5, 2010.

Plumbing question regarding DWV stack.
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My house has two bathrooms; one on the first floor and one on the second floor.However, both bathrooms have NEVER been operational at the same time.  The second floor bathroom was in use from 1902…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John K. Dec 1, 2010.

 

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psychochix replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Not sure if this place has what you need, but it might be worth getting a hold of them. http://www.oldwoodwork.com/product-category/vintage-antique-hardware/page/2/ They had some odd sized flooring that I needed and were very helpful. Good…"
Mar 17, 2016
I love old houses! replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Ugh!  Are you kidding?  Well, at least you got four, Mike!  Nice score!"
Feb 13, 2016
John K. replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"It doesn't surprise me that plumbers and contractors trash these kinds of vintage things all the time. However, I'll never understand how the salvage radiator suppliers don't bother to save these either!"
Feb 13, 2016
Mike Clark replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Small score...found four in an antique shop, 2 bucks a pop!, but the real bummer is in talking with a long time Plumber a nearby building owner just "upgraded" his system in a downtown 3 story building and he had pulled everything out and…"
Feb 13, 2016
John K. replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Some day I may find some and then I'll replace the ones in the worst condition. Meanwhile, I am still using my broken ones on the most inconspicuous floor locations.  I am only missing a few outright, and again, will rearrange them so the…"
Feb 10, 2016
I love old houses! replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"During this restoration, I seem to find things after the fact.  I searched for a small 4.5 ft. clawfoot tub.  I found one that needed work, but the size was right, so I bought it.  Now I see 4.5 clawfoot tubs in much better shape and…"
Feb 10, 2016
John K. replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Yesterday, I emailed another dozen antique hardware and vintage plumbing suppliers with no luck.  Right now, it seems impossible."
Feb 10, 2016
Mike Clark replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"I guess that with this not exactly a hot item in the modern market place having it available at all is a victory. But.....if you need 18 of them....ouch! May get a couple to check them out before running off the cliff. Still like to find originals…"
Feb 10, 2016
John K. replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Here we go...  This one is "new", but the style & size seems to match the original! http://www.vandykes.com/product.aspx?p=203461"
Feb 9, 2016
John K. replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"That wasn't me that referred to a box, but I agree. I am pretty sure I'll have to make cast-resin reproductions, and paint.  It would be so much easier to get some originals!"
Feb 9, 2016
I love old houses! replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Yes, I have seen those.  Like you, I have my heart set on finding some authentic, salvaged ones that would work.  Still looking for that box you referred to!  :)"
Feb 9, 2016
John K. replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"I'm not giving up, but here is a modern replacement that costs about $15 each.  The shape is not an exact match but they are solid brass and very close in size. http://www.signaturehardware.com/smooth-brass-radiator-flange.html However,…"
Feb 9, 2016
John K. replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Update: I thought I found something here: https://www.plumbingsupply.com/designer-nipples-and-escutcheons.html Pros: Shape/profile/size is exactly the same Variety of finishes Cons: Not split Not vintage Super expensive!! The hunt continues..."
Feb 9, 2016
I love old houses! replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Thank you so much, Mike! That would just be a wonderful surprise! If I find such a box, I'll share with you!"
Jan 28, 2016
Mike Clark replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"I have been looking for the same items, with no luck so far. Still in the hunt as I would really like the "plain old" vintage items instead of the fancy embellished items currently found for sale. It is hard to believe that there are none…"
Jan 28, 2016
I love old houses! replied to John K.'s discussion Looking for Radiator Pipe Flanges or Escutcheons
"Nearly six years later from this original post -- wondering what people did for the escutcheons?  I can't imagine paying some of the prices I have seen on line.  Can anyone help with this?  Thank you."
Jan 9, 2016

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Homeowner of a 1902 Queen Anne style farmhouse
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