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1917 Portland Maine Toilet ~FREE ~ shiny and in good shape. Southern Maine.

I have a simple white Portland Maine toilet that would match your typical claw foot tub and 2 faucet sink from the early 1900's. The potty uses all standard parts and was working when I replaced it…Continue

Started Sep 1, 2012

1917 Portland Maine Toilet ~FREE ~ shiny and in good shape. Southern Maine.

I have a 14" set back 1917 Portland Maine, white toilet that needs a new home.  I traded it out for an elongated seat style (ruining my historic bathroom - lol).  It uses available parts when…Continue

Started Aug 17, 2012

Southern Maine 1917 Potty - Free, 1950's? Entry Lamp - Free

I was going to sell the potty, but I get so much stuff free off of Craigslist, I am keeping the free circle turning. The potty is white, in perfect shape.  (This matches the claw foot tub and the…Continue

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Started Jun 2, 2012

Installing new fireplaces and chimneys in old spaces.
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The old central chimney crumbled and was removed in the 70's.  All that is left, is an arched base in the cellar.  That is crumbly too.  I would like to make use of at least one of the 4 old mantles…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by helen liu May 6, 2012.

 

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Tell us about yourself:
I own an 1817 Georgian Colonial that was in pretty good repair when I bought it in 1997. Much of the interior work was sooty or ugly.

I have been "chipping away" at paint and window repair, stripping floors, and landscaping. I paid to have the rewiring done.

I am 55, chemical sensitive - so green products are a blessing - and doing my best to stay in good shape so I can keep chipping away. I eat my vegetables!
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
I need to jack up the cellar beams until the floors on one side of the house meet the baseboard and door trim again.

Once I have adequate support, I am extending the front door stair well to the attic where an old "little girl's room" remains untouched from the 50's. I'm glad I am short.

If I could really have my "wish list" it would include a conservatory on the south face with stone flooring and walls to create solar heat storage. I would add a non-historical "Endless Pool" with all the bells and whistles.

While I love wood, I thank God the previous owners bought top quality vinyl siding. Painting a 3 story 30 X 40 plus the huge barn, would cost a fortune!

This summer I want to re-do an ugly entry way that used to be a kitchen, but had housed the boiler for the 2nd floor apartment.

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Cheap Winter Window Fix

I have turn of the early 1900's "replacement" windows and good old aluminum storms.  Drinking straws make wonderful, easily removed gaskets.  They even fit in the storm window bottoms.  When I close a window, its tight! 

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:45am — 4 Comments

1917 Toilet still up for grabs FREE. Southern Maine

 

I have a simple white Portland Maine toilet that would match your typical claw foot tub and 2 faucet sink from the early 1900's. The potty uses all standard parts and was working when I replaced it with an extended bowl. I had put a gallon jug of water in the tank to save water. The offset is 2 inches farther out than standard, but there is some room for adjustment by replacing the goose neck with a different piece.

Call Lyn at 207-604-0335

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

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