Old Houses

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:21 pm

This afternoon I was reading through a book that is basically the story of our town; lots of maps, pictures, stories, etc. I have owned the book for a few years and never sat down and gone through the entire thing. Today I picked up where I left off and found a picture with our house in it...dated 1946. The house is right in the center of the photo and on the edge of the apple trees.

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The picture below was taken 50 years later.

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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:52 pm

I like making discoveries like that!
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:57 pm

Outstanding my friend--I surely like my history also. :)
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:00 pm

Nice!

We started the wallpaper stripping in the parlor last weekend, actually the 3 layers came off pretty easy from the walls and ceiling with some water soaking...the flowers were the first layer, probably original or as least pretty old. The plaster walls are in really good shape, a few nail holes, and hairline cracks, but nothing loose!!

getting some primer on today, well at least 1/2 of it, so we have to move all the furniture over and do the other half!

Found the PARLOR stove hookup to the chimney with a metal cap on it....probably was used at one time in the house.

Also, found the LIVE ceiling junction box for the light, but found the broken switch in the front wall, so we will have a ceiling light now in there!
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:17 pm

Painting over wallpaper seemed to be a common practice, I have it here. In the bedroom the wallpaper has started separating from the wall in a few spots.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:54 am

They painted at least the top layer downstairs, luckily the top layer peels off pretty easy, due to being vinyl, the other layers are REAL paper, so the water soaks in nicely and loosens it up. Using a little perforator tool to poke holes in it and then a small garden sprayer water you pump up, works pretty good!
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:09 am

WNY wrote:They painted at least the top layer downstairs


Same here. The previous owner of my house tried to fix everything with a paint brush. Thanks for the tip on removing the wallpaper.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:35 am

Great picture Rob! Excellent find.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:24 am

Rob R. wrote:Thanks for the tip on removing the wallpaper.

Get yourself a Paper Tiger (just a few bucks), its a small plastic knob with a couple of star shaped wheels inside. Just roll it over the wall and it will perforate the wallpaper. When you soak it down with Diff or vinegar it will wick right through the little holes and the paper will almost fall off the wall. ;)
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:46 pm

Found evidence of a termite swarm in the living room, looked a little further and found this.
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18 new Spectracide termite stakes now in place outside the house and 2 under the dining room. The existing stakes were past due to be changed anyway. Also used a can of nice foaming insecticide in the cellar and outside around this area. That will teach the little bastards.

Chlordane is next!

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/tox ... p?toxid=62
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:59 pm

See paint does fix everything... ;)
Keepin' some of that old stock for good use i see...
Another good thing comes out of old basements...
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:05 pm

Actually when I painted that baseboard it was solid, but that was over 10 years ago. :o
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:13 am

A few more details I have been working on for the dining room bay window to match the other window details. It only had clapboard and metal corners.
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A few more details to see how they will look. Not attached yet, just sizing everything up.
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Hand cutting the details. Ran the router for the curved section, and hand cut the zig zag details.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: steamup On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:38 am

WNY - Looking good--- Me thinks you have a lot of time on your hands - :lol: .
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:55 pm

I wish. :) ..they just forced us to to work 10+ hours per week overtime....so I only have a little time in the evenings and weekends.....little by little...we will get it done.!
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