Old Houses

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:22 am

Looks similar to the Andes, but the oven door looks to have the hinge on the right side, the Andes swings down. Yes...the Andes is heavy as hell.



Only offer it if you are serious...I know a few people here who would show up to pick it up!
Wood'nCoal
 
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: inline On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:06 am

Yep it is a gas oven. The door swings right. If someone would pay $150 for it they can have it!
inline
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo, Alaska, Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: CW, Kodiak, Channing 3

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:58 pm

It should have a passage way with a movable flap to divert the coal gases towards the oven as well.
Wood'nCoal
 
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: Peasefamily On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:06 pm

Here's our lovely "new" home. Built early 1900's...she really needs some color, eh?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:26 pm

NICE! Thanks for sharing...gotta love old houses... :)
WNY
 
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: europachris On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:48 pm

WNY wrote:NICE! Thanks for sharing...gotta love old houses... :)


I look at these old homes from 1900 up to about the 30's and just shake my head - the craftsmanship and detail is amazing in many of them. REAL wood, real trim, lots of moldings, curves, nooks and crannies. Built-in cabinets, etc. This sort of construction is totally lost on the vast majority of wham-bam-thank-you-m'am slapped together cr@p homes built today.

But, on the flip side, modern homes are far better sealed and insulated, and with engineered lumber and adhesives, floors don't sag or squeak. Nice, dry, solid poured basements are also a huge improvement compared to the old ones with dirt floors and field stone or brick/block walls cracking and crumbling.

But, there is nothing like the charm, history, and character of an old home. I can assure you that our home, which is very nice and 7 years old, will likely just be "old" in 80 or 100 years, if it is still even standing.....
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Paulie On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:49 pm

I live in a 1790 colonial, and it is still here! Pretty original too. New construction is pretty cool. But until these "new" houses
are 100 or 200 years old, we will not know if they are any good or not. :D
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:33 pm

one thing, ours is solid, yes field stone foundation, but is pretty good shape, about 12-14" thick, when we had those high winds (40-50mph) this house didn't creek or groan, I was surprised, and its pretty quiet, well insulated and I put in all new windows.
WNY
 
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: Millworker On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:46 am

1880 millhouse we restored in NC. 1 straight year of blood sweat and tears, but wouldn't trade the experience for anything :roll:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Startford
Stove/Furnace Model: SC100

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:54 am

Nice work, mind if i ask how much you put into it? Got any pics of what you did in the kitchen.
Just a beautiful job!!!!
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:51 am

I'll just pretend you didn't say you did it in only 1 year. Got any more pictures?
Wood'nCoal
 
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: Millworker On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:08 am

Here are some kitchen pix. The kitchen was used as a target for somebody with a shotgun so all of the bead board had to be replaced. The side porch off the kitchen was completely gone(1st pix). The original chimney had to be demolished and rebuilt. We recycled as much material as possible. Cabinetry was made with siding that couldn't be salvaged, butchers block was made with from porch joists, counter tops made with salvaged brick from demolished chimneys etc.

We walked away with a loan for $125K. Add in the cash we put in as we went and I would say the whole thing was around $150K. This includes the actual purchase of the house/lot which was $40K.
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1930 fridge
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Stove/Furnace Make: Startford
Stove/Furnace Model: SC100

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:12 am

Very nice. How long was the house sitting empty? Did it have electricity or plumbing when you bought it? I don't know many people who would attempt a job like that.
Wood'nCoal
 
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: Millworker On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:27 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Very nice. How long was the house sitting empty? Did it have electricity or plumbing when you bought it? I don't know many people who would attempt a job like that.


The mill closed in 1950. Squatters lived in many of the houses (there are 30 in the village) for many years after the mill closing. The house never had plumbing, but did have rudimentary electricity installed some time in the 1900's, maybe a couple of lights :idea: at most.
Millworker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Startford
Stove/Furnace Model: SC100

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:01 pm

Very nice job Millworker, now sit back and enjoy it for awhile before you start your next project.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.