"google "star washer" you will see hundreds of structures that have steel tie rods. It let them get away with 2 wythe walls 3 stories in height.
If masonry is of adequate thickness to be stable w/o tie rods, then it is. But when it…"
"Generally the home inspection clause in the offer calls for all utilities to be turned on at seller's expense so that a complete and thorough inspection may be carried out. IDK if that can be stretched to cover refilling a boiler that has been…"
"Wide and shallow is the opposite of a foursquare. It looks like a center-entry (loosely-based on the ages-old form called the Georgian plan/central hall) built during the time when Craftsman bungalows were popular, so it has a few craftsman-y…"
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Old house (1850/1906)owner, musical instrument restorer. Involved in the Main Street program, local and state preservation groups, and city landmarks commission.
I recreate historic details, have done hand woodworking, horsehair plaster, stained glass, Victorian Gingerbread, Fine wood finishing, French Polishing.
"I majored in the AEsthetic Movement"
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