Kathy Horstman
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Screen Door Moulding
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Another question.  The present screen/storm door on the back of my ca. 1916 brick Foursquare is one of those aluminum assemblies you get at the Big Box Store.  It's done its service in its time, but…Continue

Tags: door, screen, wooden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Hendrickson Oct 22, 2012.

Flue Condensation Issues
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When I was stripping the wallpaper in the living room of my ca. 1916 brick Foursquare, I felt a place or two on the chimney breast over the mantel where the paste was sticky and rather damp.Well,…Continue

Tags: liner, chimney

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Horstman Jul 12, 2012.

Hanging new wallpaper first then reinstalling the trim over it?
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Concerning my ca. 1916 Foursquare:  Due to irregularities in the initial plastering of my walls and to some warping over time of the original wood trim pieces, there'll be some glaring gaps between…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter Mar 13, 2012.

Nailing Trim to Plaster Over Brick
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Finally, after years of stripping, patching, sanding, and reshellacking, it looks like I'm finally going to get the interior trim back up in my circa 1915 foursquare.  I took most of it down to work…Continue

Tags: brick, nailing, over, plaster, trim

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Hendrickson Feb 22, 2012.

 

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Tell us about yourself:
I'm a middle-aged unmarried lady who hasn't got the message that she's not supposed to be undertaking house renovations single-handed. Talk to me about it when I'm 80 or so.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Since 2003 I've been slowly debeigeing and restoring a circa-1916 brick foursquare, with no end in sight.
Website:
http://www.sowsearhouse.blogspot.com

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