Old Houses

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: steamup On: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:48 am

OT does wear on you. However, you are fortunate that you are so busy.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:43 am

WNY wrote: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.


Nice work Dave. I'm just in the "survey" process as far as deciding what needs doing first on my old place. I did find a few rotted clapboards on one side of a gable that a squirrel or raccoon had yanked on to get access. It was behind an ancient lylac bush that is too close to the house and too big. I fired up the Husqy and took care of that since they are unkillable anyways and always sprout shoots (The wife likes em). You always need good air flow and these were causing some mold on those clapboards. Patched that ready for undercoat but now its cold again.
My front porch is the main charicter this spring and summer for maint. There is a deck accessable from a second floor bedroom that was built on the porch roof. That needs to be torn off and the porch re-roofed. Then the windows all re-glazed and new (one piece!) gutters installed across. Then empty it out and scrape and repaint the inside ceiling to floor. Possibly a new door also. The wife wants a deck back on but might have to push that a year. Then my usual annual scrape and paint of one side of the house (so I never have to do the whole thing again). ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:03 am

Before and after living room:
Horrible before pic but all we had. About 45 sheets of drywall lots of putty and paint. All I need now is a new ceiling fan. Pretty soon a nice deck on the outside of the big window, might take window out and put in some exterior french style doors
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:10 am

before and after dining room:

We finally put the new baseboard and moldins on here about a week ago.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:12 am

PLus some hallways and tore out a petition in the basement and installed A COAL STOVE all withen a year. Been busy. deck and a nice bathroom is next to tackle. I know its not an "old" house but hey i wasnt alive in the 60's. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:20 am

Only 3 more bedrooms, a kitchen and 2 bathrooms the garage and a basement to finish. Glad to get a cup of joe.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:43 pm

Nice...thanks for posting and sharing.....just takes a lot of time....
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:27 pm

Looking good my friend. Yep, ownership will keep ya busy. ;) Best investment in the world though! Hey Anthony, pull your britches up, you're not a plumber. :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:34 pm

freetown fred wrote: Hey Anthony, pull your britches up, you're not a plumber. :clap: toothy




I was going to say the same thing, Fred you beat me to it :lol:



Eric
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:48 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:25 am

Anthony, after looking at some of those $$$$, I'm with you, my butt can hang out. :clap: toothy
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:15 am

I bin mooned :shock: . I have been remodeling my house so that it will look more like Anthony's BEFORE picture. The couple that bought my old house painted over all of my muted earth tones with a combination of very bold and very dark colors. Any two people could trade housed and they would both think :lol: the other person's house needed a major redo. We hall have our own tasts and that is why Sherwin Williams sells more that just white paint.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
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Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:03 am

And yep, I'm waiting for some pix of the Whippleville McMansion upgrades. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:02 am

When I bought my house I painted my son's room in a Spider Man paint scheme. Which means that his walls were blue and red! :shock: Needless to say, the room was very claustrophobic feeling.

We plan on selling in two years so I didn't give the kids a choice on color. So, I picked Behr's Pale Daffodil which is a soft yellow.

The bedroom came out much better than expected, very warm and spacious feeling.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:57 pm

[quot[url][/url]e="freetown fred"]And yep, I'm waiting for some pix of the Whippleville McMansion upgrades. ;)[/quote]
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Top pic is old house, bottom pic is new(er) McMansion.
I enjoyed the old place on the water for about 35 years. Taxes, distance from family and ease of maintenance all played into the decission. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.