March 2016 Blog Posts (2)

was there a stove hearth?

My house is side hall 1840's Greek Revival cottage in Vermont.  The typical floor plan would have a chimney running through the center passing near or through a shared parlor and back parlor wall where stovepipes would outlet to stoves in either room.  Usually mantles would surround the thimble whey the stovepipe would pass as New Englanders and most Americans were reluctant to get rid of their "hearths" with the advent of stove heating and the replacement of fireplaces.  Like many early to…

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Added by John Esposito on March 4, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Granite Fieldstone house – (Rubble) Basement insulation

My wife and I own a Century farm house on the North shore of lake Ontario about an hour east of Toronto. The 3 level house, with basement and walls of 18" rough cut granite fieldstone (sometimes called Rubble stone) , and solid wood floors, was built in 1840 (so its 175 years old!) and has an impressive view of the…

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Added by Gustav Rodricks on March 3, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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