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Lime Mortor
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Thinking ahead for the spring project of mortor repair on our 1870 home, located in southern Indiana.Does anyone know of a source for Lime Putty? I've read a lot of articles...but so far lack finding…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Himmel Jul 17, 2011.

Old Warped Doors
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Well we;ve been in the house a little over a month and the moving is drawing to a close.... But one of the 1st issues is seal up the doors, this home c1870 has 5 exterior doors, they are all in good…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Pryor Apr 9, 2010.

Wall Coverings
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We have this wall covering in our dining room, one small area needs repair in a corner, otherwise it all looks like the pictures. This damaged area needs to be "re-glued" to the wall.... anyone done…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter Feb 1, 2010.

What style of house would you call this Federal ?
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We are in the process of closing on this home, really excited to get moved in but what type & period does this look like to anyone....all opinions are welcome.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Rodgers Jan 21, 2010.

 

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Richard Himmel replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Lime Mortor
"I hope I'm not too late to reply to this.  The formula below was used extensively in the East Row Historic District in Newport, KY while I lived there.  Tuck pointing the brick on an old house is tedious work and being careful to make…"
Jul 17, 2011
Dennis M. Crookshanks replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Lime Mortor
"US Heritage might be able to help. Or google John Speiwak."
Jan 2, 2011
Martin replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Lime Mortor
"Randall is totally right on that one!"
Dec 31, 2010
Randall Marder replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Lime Mortor
"if you have sanded soft brick, it is important that the mortar mix you use is soft enough not to damage your bricks."
Dec 30, 2010
Martin replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Lime Mortor
"I just order premixed lime based mortar. It has worked great for me so far, and the place offers many "stock" colors. Trying to find hydrated lime type S is next to impossible in my area (near Dayton OH). Here is a link to the site if…"
Dec 30, 2010
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Lime Mortor

Thinking ahead for the spring project of mortor repair on our 1870 home, located in southern Indiana.Does anyone know of a source for Lime Putty? I've read a lot of articles...but so far lack finding a place to buy the lime putty to mix the mortor.    Thanks in advance .... Ken See More
Dec 29, 2010
Richard Pryor replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Old Warped Doors
"Also, to quote somebody I read on this subject, invest in the original heat loss preventing tools: drapes. We've an old house with very loose doors, and we made and hung some heavy drapes in front of each during the winter. If you close them at…"
Apr 9, 2010
basswood replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Old Warped Doors
"Phil, you bring up a good point. Moldings can be scribed to achieve a near perfect fit, and weatherstripping can take up the slack. Here is an extreme example of scribing I did last summer (trim to siding), so with considerably less effort the jamb…"
Mar 28, 2010
John Leeke replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Old Warped Doors
"First determine if the shape of the doors is stable or if it changes over time. For example, the doors may change shape with changes in the moisture content of the wood, which fluctuates with seasonal weather changes. I suggest keeping track of the…"
Mar 28, 2010
Phil replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Old Warped Doors
"Reading this thread made me wonder whether one could also scribe trim boards that make up the jamb (I probably have the wrong terms), so that they are an exact match to the warp of the door? That along with flexible weatherstripping would make a…"
Mar 28, 2010
Lair Tienter replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Old Warped Doors
"I have run into this problem before on both exterior and interior doors. My best results have been achieved by taking the door off and putting it on saw horses. Determine the amount of bow and make a shim(board) that thickness about 2 feet long.…"
Mar 26, 2010
Ken Overfelt posted a discussion

Old Warped Doors

Well we;ve been in the house a little over a month and the moving is drawing to a close.... But one of the 1st issues is seal up the doors, this home c1870 has 5 exterior doors, they are all in good repair ...EXCEPT they are warped....tight at the door knob latch and bowed in top and bottom.... they appear to be original..2 even have the wind-up push button door bells installed.Is there any way to take the warp out of a wooden door ? we would really like to salvage them, but they are pretty…See More
Mar 26, 2010
Lair Tienter replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Wall Coverings
"I agree, this does look new. In the past I have repaired wall coverings like this I had my best luck with a steamer. The kind you would use on clothing. Being very careful not to get it too wet but just pliable. The trick is keeping it flat until it…"
Feb 1, 2010
PStewart replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion Wall Coverings
"Assuming this is original (it almost looks new), its either lincrusta or analgypta (with the inevitable and popular acanthus leaf designs). Lincrusta is similar to a thin linoleum and is used to simulate stamped or embossed leather and was commonly…"
Jan 31, 2010
Ken Overfelt posted a discussion

Wall Coverings

We have this wall covering in our dining room, one small area needs repair in a corner, otherwise it all looks like the pictures. This damaged area needs to be "re-glued" to the wall.... anyone done this before?Seems to be a rather stiff material, don't know there is a way to make it more pliable during the gluing process.  Thank you See More
Jan 31, 2010
John Rodgers replied to Ken Overfelt's discussion What style of house would you call this Federal ?
"definitely Italianate, late 19th century judging by the exterior woodwork and overall styling. 1870-1890 is a good bet regarding age. Beautiful home, congrats on your soon-to-be purchase. Add some more pictures when you get settled in. JR"
Jan 21, 2010

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