Old Houses

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 9:19 am

Reviving this thread, any new members that have old houses and would like to share with us.

made more paint progress this year on the opposite side of the house.
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Slowly getting there.

Finished up some more hand cut cedar shakes on the peak of the garage to match the house.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 9:34 am

Hell, you're gainin on her HF--she's lookin REAL good :)I love that chimney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: karen123 On: Thu. Nov. 27, 2014 1:19 am

hey all, thanks for sharing your views and ideas, this gives me so much pleasure to read your comments and pictures are very nice. thanks for sharing guys/
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Thu. Nov. 27, 2014 10:01 am

We bought our farmhouse 5 years ago. The barn was built in 1890 and added onto in 1920. all post and beam construction. The original house that was built the same time as the barn is no longer here. When they did the addition to the barn in the 20s they moved the old house and lived in it while they built the house that we now live in.The projects are constant and we'll probably never be done but we enjoy doing it and love the old houses.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Thu. Nov. 27, 2014 10:54 am

@Rob, Very Nice View and house.

it takes a lot of patience to maintain the old ones. but lot of character and accomplishment when/if you ever finish them. Of course, they are never finished. lol. :)
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 10:52 am

First time I saw this thread!
Took me a bit to read thru it but just finished and thought I would add some photos of my home.

Purchased in 2011 as our first home. Colonial
We had to start with electric of course and we had a new box and almost all new wire ran. Left all walls intact for the most part.
Luckily we were able to get the first floor from the basement and the second floor from the attic. :D

We purchased from a family that passed away and the sons were selling the estate. They are insurance underwriters (so $$$)
The father was living here since he was 3 yrs old and before that was told they purchased from original family.

Story is told that originally was built in 1830s
It would have been what is now the foyer, LR and my office on first floor with upstairs now bath and two bedrooms.
The foyer today I may imagine would have been the whole kitchen back then.
Then additions were added on many times with one being the DR which may have been a back porch at one time.
Then more BR and more!
in 1955 was the last addition and last remodel, where they added on a 600sf brick floored family room with the fireplace.
A barn was torn down and they used the posts and beams from it.
Master Bed and Bath above on second floor
Front staircase in foyer, back staircase off kitchen and also hidden staircase.
The owner was obviously german and in '55 they did all the work to make it very nice. hardwood floors with inserts real
wood paneling throughout almost all rooms. Cubbie holes and hidden stuff everywhere.

I slapped in a temp kitchen just to get us thru. I still have to this day do some plumbing and redo the both baths.
I posted pics of chimney before but also thought I would add em again. Still have not fixed it up yet.
I also want to finish the attic (third floor) at some point and total sf would be in 5000 range....translates to about 10 tons a yr.

I will have to get more pics of some interior work and bedrooms soon
Also have to get some pics of paint after white trim was done
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garage on left, barn on right is neighbors but they originally owned it and house next door
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one original chimney
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ash pile that is now about double that size!
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you can see some inlay
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1955 addition w fireplace
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original section after repaint
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1955 addition after repaint
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basement with my coal bin
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additions on back, kitchen and breakfast nook
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 11:32 am

I just snapped a few pics, but raining outside right now...
Pic with addition, side doors to take firewood into family room, larger one with staircase to take to Master BR
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original brick from inside of back wall in my office
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 11:35 am

Is that a bottle of moonshine hangin' Goodprophets?
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 11:38 am

Just a growler from a brewery down the street, but moonshine would keep me warm during the winter much better than brew! :lol:
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 6:58 pm

GoodProphets wrote:I just snapped a few pics, but raining outside right now...
Pic with addition, side doors to take firewood into family room, larger one with staircase to take to Master BR


Welcome! Looks good!
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Sun. Jan. 15, 2017 9:43 am

The wife made a little progress this year, up under the overhang, I helped stripping some up under the peak since I could reach it.

Hopefully finish the outside peak details this summer. takes a lot of time and good weather. :)
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Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun. Jan. 15, 2017 11:38 am

W, nobody's gonna recognize that place once ya pull the scaffoldin--------------- ;)
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun. Feb. 05, 2017 12:47 pm

I've been laboring on and off in the smallest bedroom, lots of repairs to the walls, some minor wiring, painting. Now I'm working on the floor. The planks are by no means flat, I doubt a floor sander would have worked. Got it done with my 3" belt sander.

The previous owner had run a 12/3 line up to the room, had two 220V electric baseboards and two 110V receptacles connected to the circuit. I removed the heaters and added one more receptacle. Had to pull part of the baseboard to get the wiring done. In the one photo you can see one of the posts and the wooden pegs holding the beam in place.
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Other heater was in the upstairs hall.
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Jam those wires in there!!!!
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun. Feb. 05, 2017 3:06 pm

Did you sand the boards for a flat surface to apply a floor covering ? OR, are you going to stain the boards & leave them exposed ? The pics make it look like there are significant spaces between the boards if they are left exposed,but I guess the loose dirt would just disappear down the cracks with little need to sweep the floor. :)
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun. Feb. 05, 2017 3:08 pm

That old floor would look great with just a light finish.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
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