Old Houses

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:30 pm

Any prizes for the house with the most bricks ? It's about 50 x 40 inside and solid brick top to bottom. It was built in 1850 as a modern roller mill.
We started in 1970 with a new roof and windows. Been at it ever since. Thank God for coal.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: billw On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:43 pm

That's beautiful. It looks like it belongs on a postcard.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:15 am

I had a local woodworking company (they do work for Ethan Allan) make the Die and turn them out.
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:12 am

tsb wrote:Any prizes for the house with the most bricks ?


If there was, you would certainly win. Based on your dimensions the house is around 6000 square feet? What do you have for a heating system in that place?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: ken On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:25 am

139 to go , wow. looks nice WNY. :D tsb , is that house 3 floors with a big attic? thats alot of bricks. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:47 pm

Because of flooding, the ground floor is just utilities, coal and storage. During Agnus in 1972 the water was above the guard rails on the bridge.
The second and third floor are living space heated with two Seay coal stoves ( Hanover l and Hanover ll ) on the second floor. We have a wood stove on the third floor that keeps one room very toasty regardless of the temperature. The attic is just full of 38 years of junk.

Heating is not too bad. We actually built a house within a house. The walls and floors were studded out and insulted. The brick walls are 24" thick at the base and drop a brick each floor. Once they are cold they stay cold, but they don't really get cold until late December. They don't warm up until about the first of July.

The creek is the Manatawny. It's a good bass stream that they insist on fouling with trout. It's good for canoes a few times a year.

TSB
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:18 pm

Yes, walk up attic, but only 1/4 of it has a floor (in the back), the rest has 18-24" of blown insulation.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: inline On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:51 pm

Wow. Awesome brick and stone houses....
Here is our house. More pics and a virtual tour at my website:
http://www.ntvictorian.com
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:53 pm

Inline,

Holly crap! What a nice place. Way too neat for me. If you did the restore, you did a great job.

TSB
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:04 pm

Inline - VERY Nice, either restored nicely or kept quite nice over the years....!! :)

I like the vintage stuff along with modern updates.

Love the old style bath/wall toilet. Our tank is mounted lower on the wall, but has the connecting pipe too, and the old clawfoot tub. !! We are going to use an old antique Buffet for the sink once I get the hole cut and modify the drawers to clear the plumbing.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:15 pm

Inline, very nicely kept home. 5 stars to you :!: In fact, all of the homes in this thread are neat.

Here's a question for you. What is the difference between a parlor and a living room :?: I noticed the fireplace in the parlor. Is this it?
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Old Houses

PostBy: inline On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:19 am

Thanks for the compliments guys. We did a lot of the work. One previous owner did do some nice work in the early 90's.
Then the next owner decided purple would look good on cast iron radiators....
I had to remove a few walls upstairs to turn the house back to a single family home.

WNY - I love the old fixtures too. Tough to find repair parts but worth it (just ordered a new faucet for the tub). Nice work on your porch, it turned out great!
Cap - Parlors were formal rooms used to receive guests. Pretty much the same thing as a living room.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo, Alaska, Alaska
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:31 am

Very nice, Inline. I can only hope that someday this place might look 1/2 as good as yours. I'm interested in the stove in the dining room. Is it an Andes? Looks similar to the one I have.
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Actually after looking at the photos again, I'd be happy if my house looked 1/4 as good!
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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 Dec 09, 2008 9:50 am

Very nice house inline. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
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Re: Old Houses

PostBy: inline On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:14 am

The stove is a Glenwood Utility. It is in pretty good shape. A couple of cracked firebricks but I have all the original parts. Anyone want it? The thing weighs a ton...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo, Alaska, Alaska
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