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  • Portland, ME
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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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lyn joy replied to Shelley's discussion Removing glued carpet
"SUPER CAUTION:  Please ventilate well !!!!!  Blow a fan!  Wear a chemical mask!  Beware of fumes from heating adhesives! "
Oct 30, 2012
lyn joy replied to PBM's discussion Redoing a claw foot tub
"Cars are metal.  It may be more familiar to him. If I were painting the outside, I would use a de-linted roller and Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer, followed by a Rustoleum gloss or semi-gloss in the same oil based paint family.  If you can…"
Oct 26, 2012
lyn joy replied to Ken the Old House Guy's discussion Basement Wall Mushrooms?
"Perhaps an ozone air cleaner would help.  Ozone producing cleaners are illegal in California now, so they are cheap on eBay.  I like the Edenpure G7.  It has ozone, ion, and UV sterilization options.  The ozone option is great…"
Oct 25, 2012
lyn joy commented on lyn joy's blog post Cheap Winter Window Fix
"i'm so cheap, i grab used ones from my housemate's drinks and pop them in the dishwasher.  i have a nice collection."
Oct 19, 2012
Dawn Cover commented on lyn joy's blog post Cheap Winter Window Fix
"interesting idea...have to buy me a box of straws...lolololol"
Oct 19, 2012
lyn joy posted a blog post

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! See More
Oct 1, 2012
lyn joy replied to Casey Towne's discussion Walkway ideas - is concrete cheesy???
"They are okay for shoveling.  Frost heave is more of an issue.  I live in an historic district with re-purposed old brick for sidewalks.  They are uneven and easy to trip over. Perhaps the concrete molds that make the walkway…"
Sep 12, 2012
lyn joy replied to Mal & Greg's discussion Stone Foundation, spray foam insulation?
"My foundation is huge granite blocks.  I don't have much water coming into the basement, but did have a little bit.  I went down in a rain storm and noted where it was coming in.  There were a few spots between the blocks that…"
Sep 11, 2012
lyn joy replied to Casey Towne's discussion Walkway ideas - is concrete cheesy???
"Old brick and slate are both very SLIPPERY!!!!  There are concrete bricks that are not slippery.  There are patterns to make concrete look like stones. (tacky?)  The pavers in the pic look great!  Whatever you choose, wet it and…"
Sep 11, 2012
lyn joy posted a discussion

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 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 207-604-0335See More
Sep 1, 2012
lyn joy posted a blog post

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 207-604-0335See More
Sep 1, 2012
lyn joy replied to Katherine Bell's discussion What is this?
"i have seen brackets like this for small flag dowels, but never inside at the base of a door frame. otherwise, i would make it into a cat toy."
Aug 20, 2012
lyn joy posted a discussion

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 necessary.  I think it could fit a shorter offset by replacing the goose neck with a different shape pipe. It is plain, nice, porcelain, mellow white that matches the old claw foot tubs.Time for it to leave my barn and get a new home.  Call 207-604-0335See More
Aug 17, 2012
lyn joy replied to Jacqueline Whitesell's discussion Peeling paint in bathroom?
"Perhaps look for a gal from the business cards at the paint store.  Also, ask the store worker who people rave about.  Sometimes folks who also do wallpaper have a pickier personality.  The only other person who I know who is as good…"
Aug 17, 2012
lyn joy replied to Jacqueline Whitesell's discussion Peeling paint in bathroom?
"I only have one bathroom, so I decided not to redo it (it works) until i built another one.  Instead, I painted over pressed paper walls loaded with old lead paint in a hideous yellow.  Before painting, I scrubbed the daylights out of them…"
Aug 17, 2012
lyn joy replied to cynthia haynes's discussion replacing Cast Iron Radiators
"Are they broken?  If not, flush the system to get sediment out and leave them alone, The new ones are nice, but I wouldn't want the expense of buying, shipping and installing unless there were a good reason to get new…"
Aug 17, 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 — 2 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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