Old Houses

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:30 pm

Photos from the attic, showing old roof timbers that were cut:
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The rest of the attic has "modern" construction over the rooms, the rest of my family has suceeded in filling all that space with various piles of *censored* (major sore spot).
Next photo is the north wall, piece of plywood is where I had bats entering a few years ago.
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Joint where ceiling joists are mated together:
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Looking up from stairs, timbers from original slate roof, where 2 sections of the house meet.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:36 pm

Hand hewn timber in the bathroom, I left it exposed when I gutted the room. Some of the wooden pegs are missing.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:07 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Next photo is the north wall, piece of plywood is where I had bats entering a few years ago.


I knew it! Bats in his belfry! :lol:
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:41 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Next photo is the north wall, piece of plywood is where I had bats entering a few years ago.


I knew it! Bats in his belfry! :lol:


Whew! I was hoping no one would find out and I could appear normal. Happens every time. :bag:
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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: daveuz On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:52 pm

This link will take you to my webshots which I put some of the fireplace shots. It is a center fireplace and I believe the original fireplace was removed in the 1920's as there was 1920's newspapers under the patch in the floor where the hearth was. Part of the field stone base was still in the basement so I had to add to it ( in stone)about 2 1/2 -3 ft wide from floor to ceiling in the basement which is only and 6 1/2 high. After that I used planks from another pre 1820's house and built the form for a concrete pad that the new hearth would be built on (the 2 hearths are cantilevered with the stone base in the center). The fireplace is about as exact as the one they took out except mine has 2 flues and the original probably dumped both fireplaces and bake oven into 1 huge linerless flu. Here is the problem I ran into with doing that, I wish I could explain this better but here goes anyway. The fireplace has 1 smoke chamber per fireplace , front fireplace and rear fireplace. The framing of the house required that the flues be right and left of each other to get thru the second floor Sooo they had to do some pretty fancy twist in 4 feet. Add in the Bake oven flue that dumps into the kitchen fireplace smoke camber at an angle . My father was able to figure out the twist and made drawings that I used. He is very knowledgable about these things and although he is pretty crippled up with arthritis his mind works fine. Now as you view the photos remember that a good portion of the brick work gets a wall around it. The fireplace itself is made of "old" brick which required soaking it in a bucket of water first because if you didn't it would suck the water right out of the mortar too fast that is why it looks so slopply. It will clean up with acid.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:15 pm

I pretty much understood your description, the photos are interesting. I got tired just looking at it. Amazing what we take on.
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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: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:36 pm

wood'ncoal , she's 1,200 each floor. if you count the basement another 1,200. i'm redoing all the inside trim like it was and the outside trim to. southside pic is , was the back of the house. in old days it was homestead with 115 acres. over time they sold off land and the driveway became a road. so the westside is now the front of the house. were i have to put a porch to make it look like it was always that way. my little Keystoker is heating everything. :D http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&c ... &encType=1
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: daveuz On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:27 am

Here is a link that I believe is most interesting. http://www.paulwentworthhouse.org/ . The Col. Paul Wentworth home. Built 1701 moved from NH to Mass in 1936 and than back to NH in 2002. Also If you use the link I provided earlier ( http://www.loc.gov/pictures/ )you can type his name in the search and find 130 + photos taken in 1936 , many are of the dismantling.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: U235a4 On: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:59 pm

here is a picture of the parlor room the first room you see when you enter my house.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:52 pm

U, I'm astounded at that picture. Like I always say, normal people don't live in houses like ours (no offense intended). It takes a lot of dedication to love these old houses. Very nice. Nice quilt rack as well.
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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: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:44 pm

I'll bet George Washington slept there! :)
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:29 pm

Built in 1895.

More work need on it than I care for.
But I'm slowly doing it.
Inside was gutted before I got it and insulated and sheet rocked. Most of the original molding is in it.
Needs some siding work finished and a new coat of paint, I don't care for the orange myself.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:57 pm

cArNaGe wrote:Built in 1895.

More work need on it than I care for.
But I'm slowly doing it.
Inside was gutted before I got it and insulated and sheet rocked. Most of the original molding is in it.
Needs some siding work finished and a new coat of paint, I don't care for the orange myself.


Very nice. Looks like you had a bit of snow there.
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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: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:02 pm

very nice , i like the porch :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:10 pm

ken wrote:very nice , i like the porch :D

It is nice. I would like an open porch like that, but the way mine was built kind of rules it out, poured concrete part way up.
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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