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    Re: clean door ornamentation

    Thank you I will give it a try.
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    gap between tread and wall

    My stairs have settled at least I believe that's the cause. There are gaps between the tread and the wall. Should it be fixed or leave it alone?
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    clean door ornamentation

    Anyone have any idea how to restore/ clean the below door ornament. It looks like a butterfly in teh middle over a oak or maple leaf. I have no idea of the significances. I was told the room was...
  4. Re: What to do with tiny closets in older home

    mmannixmeister
    I have/had the same problem. My closet is 12D x 52w. I left the shelf that was already inside then I mounted adjustable shelf brackets. I added laminate shelving to create a...
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    Help Identify this insect

    Does anyone know what this insect is? They are everywhere. We went to Lowe's and bought SEVEN but it did nothing.
    We have to be careful of what we use becuase of the dogs.

    Please help.
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    Re: Old Fire Extinguisher

    thanks. I think. I was told that this type of extinguisher if dropped suck the oxygen out of the air. I thought someone on the board might have had some experience with them.
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    Old Fire Extinguisher

    I have this old fire extinguisher bolted to the ceiling in my basement. It is dated 1910. Who do I call to remove it? I heard it was dangerous if mishandled.
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    Wet Wall Plaster

    Hi all. I'm looking for a bit of advice. I've read several posts on repairing plaster walls but how do I tell where the water is coming in . This wet wall is between two rooms.
    At first I thought...
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    Re: Mystery pipe

    Thanks for the responses.
    Can it be removed? Or is it best to leave alone. Who would I call a HVAC co?
    The closets are all small. I need every inch of space.
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    Re: Radiators -pipe question

    Thanks JacktheShack.
    I'll trying posting to the other site.
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    Mystery pipe

    I have a mystery pipe in one of the bedroom closets. What is the best way to figure out what it is? The bedroom is above the living room and there is no visible plumbing . There is a fireplace on...
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    Radiators -pipe question

    My house runs on natural gas for heat and hot water. I have several steam radiators . Some of my radiators are self bleeders. When my heat kicks on there is one radiator that I hear banging. It does...
  13. Re: Buried treasure: Find anything interesting during your last move or demo?

    I have now spent 27 days in my new "94 yr old house".
    I have found a skeleton key but not the door it opens. Mind you it just appeared on the window sill.....
    My second find was also a bit...
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    Re: Cold old house

    Hi Lilypotter,

    I am also a single female homeowner. I found the task of window shopping was a bit overwhelming but I am happy to say I finally found a window company I think I'll be happy with....
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    Re: Knob & Tube Wiring

    I'm about to interview electricians as my insurance company says disconnect the K&T or pay higher premium.
    What are the right questions to ask besides licensing,insurance and references? Should they...
  16. Thread: My 1st home

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    Re: My 1st home

    Thank you all. You have given me food for thought. I am addicted to all the shows trying to learn as much as I can - what to do and what not to do. This old house and holmes on homes are my...
  17. Thread: My 1st home

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    Re: My 1st home

    I guess budget is important :)
    my 1st year budget is $15,000 - $20, 000 I want to work on as many things that I can that will increase my equity to pay for next years projects.

    Planning on...
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    Re: Hardwood in Kitchen?

    What about the engineered floating hardwood. I thought those were the real thing?
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    Re: Pink & gray bath

    I have friends and family that are helping with the demo, plumbing and whatever else. Most of my cost is going to be materials and for an electrician.
    I never thought about resurfacing. I'll look...
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    Closet space ideas

    I just bought a home built circa 1914. There is little to no closet space. I was thinking about adding shelves/ drawers to the existing closets. I am trying not to change to much of the original...
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    Re: Hardwood in Kitchen?

    Terry322 what did you decide?
    I am also contemplating hardwood in the kitchen. It was suggested by a friend to do a floating hardwood floor. If there was every a bad water spill I could easliy...
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    Pink & gray bath

    Any sugggestions on a design for my outdated pink and gray bath. I am trying to design around the vanity the previous owner put in. I would like to do as in expensive as possible. Is $2,000...
  23. Thread: My 1st home

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    My 1st home

    I just bought my first home. A 93 yr old twin in eastern pennsylvania. It has good bones and just needs some updating. I love the character of the home and do not want to change much of the...
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