Old Houses

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:07 am

Railings are almost completed, I have 1 more to go and then the ones for the stairs.....!! I designed/machined the railings to match the originals as close as possible. A lot of detail work, but really coming together!!
The spindles are exact duplicates of the originals, we had a local company duplicate them for us. :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:08 am

Looks really great!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: ken On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:32 am

Very nice , lots of work but worth it. :D
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:58 pm

I've been asleep for the last 2 years -- missed this one! :o

Here's a taste of my 150 yr old home ...
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And, My heating dollars at work!
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This basement is FINISHED all right!
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No sense making it perfect. I have nobody to pass it on to ....... so if the state takes it when I'm 6 feet under, I want to make certain it's completely worthless! 8-) Besides, I'm just one lotto ticket away from paradise ... :roll:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:07 pm

You never saw this thread????

I have the same "crawlspace" under the dining room---er---the second half of the house.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: rockwood On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:30 pm

The house my Dad grew up in had a corbelled chimney like SMITTY's. It was really weird to look down the flue from the top and as I remember I couldn't see past the corbelled section.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:38 pm

SMITTY wrote:I've been asleep for the last 2 years -- missed this one! :o
Here's a taste of my 150 yr old home ...

Smitty, that house has "Character" to say the least. Looks like it was built over a spring, to get water easily during the winter.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:55 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:You never saw this thread????

I don't remember seeing it, at least! :D Yeah, my brain is thoroughly pickled ... :lol:

rockwood wrote:The house my Dad grew up in had a corbelled chimney like SMITTY's. It was really weird to look down the flue from the top and as I remember I couldn't see past the corbelled section.

It actually has 2 of those! :shock: Facing the direction of the camera, the other one goes from front to back! :lol:

DVC500 at last wrote:Smitty, that house has "Character" to say the least. Looks like it was built over a spring, to get water easily during the winter.

That's one thing this place has no shortage of: WATER (and character ... :lol: ). I couldn't run my well dry if I tried. Could probably supply the whole town! During heavy rains, the water table is just 4 feet below the surface (my well is 120' down so it's nice & clean). Basement has a constant flowing river through it when that happens. Usually not as deep as that pic - that one was taken after a major deluge caused a stone wall to collapse & block my drain pipe outside. Right now it's relatively dry down there - the concrete is completely dry & the sump has only about 6" of water in it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:46 pm

My wife and I purchased our first home this summer, it was built in 1910 by a man who operated a ferry across Lake Champlain. The property includes a guest cottage and a nice workshop.

The apple trees surrounding the property were planted by the Delaware Hudson Railroad, the same company that owned the original Hudson Coal Company. To this day it remains the largest McIntosh apple orchard in the world. The aerial shot was taken in the early 90's, today the lawn has been expanded to 4.2 acres.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: ken On: Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:49 am

Nice place , right on the lake , sweet. Lot apple pie eatting going on there huh. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:43 am

THought I would update this thread...

This winter worked on the upstairs bath renovation...still need to grout the shower and a little trim, but almost done.

Before, typical 70's laminated sink....
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After, a reclaimed buffet, old floor mirror, new wainscoting, lighting, floor, wallpaper, etc...MORE storage!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:48 am

WNY-- great job on the reclaimed buffet! What's the matter with the old formica marble one???? I did something similar with a dresser, that buffet really rocks great idea.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:08 pm

I just glanced through these posts---OUTSTANDING--- :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:49 am

Been working outside on the paint work and woodworking (still, again...)..a lot of work.

Here's some progress, slow but sure.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:07 am

WNY,that's comin along nice--outstanding on the moulding--not bad for a New York youngster ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix