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  1. Re: Restoring hardwoods in kitchen in 100 yr old home

    Ok, now I am getting close to finishing this floor but have noticed little specks in the finish after using Varathane. After the first coat, there were small specks of what looked like balls of...
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    Re: Removing Linoleum Tiles - Tar Paper?

    I had the same thing in my 1910 kitchen. I basically just used elbow grease and sc****d for two weeks, until my arm wanted to fall off. I won't sugar-coat it, it was very labor intensive, but looks...
  3. Re: Restoring hardwoods in kitchen in 100 yr old home

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/wvfam/20090216_102144.jpg

    I have all but finished the scraping of the floor. I tried a little warm water on a sponge, but found that brut force worked the...
  4. Re: Restoring hardwoods in kitchen in 100 yr old home

    Thank you for your information. Did your guy use a large, stand-up floor sander, similar to a floor buffer, or did he use a drum sander resembling a hand-held belt sander? The tar on my floors is...
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    Re: Cold Hard Wood Floors

    In addition, if you REALLY want warm floors, they make electric in-floor heating pads, which staple between the floor joists inside your crawlspace. We recently installed some under our new bathroom...
  6. Restoring hardwoods in kitchen in 100 yr old home

    My wife and I bought a 100 yr. old home 2 and a half years ago. We've remodeled most of the house and are now working on the kitchen, then the last 2 small 1/2 baths, then pull up the carpet and...
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    Re: Help with my 100 yr. old home's wiring

    Also, #3 and #6 are in the same casing and appear to have been added in the 50's.
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    Mercury M-Series Specifications
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    Re: Help with my 100 yr. old home's wiring

    #6 wire is actually conected to the common on the 3-way switch at the other location. I have them seperated from the other wires for the photo. It was pig-tailed to another neutral wire which runs...
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    Re: Help with my 100 yr. old home's wiring

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/wvfam/New%20House/DiagramLocation2.jpg

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/wvfam/New%20House/Location1isa3wayswitchwith2wires.jpg
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    Re: Help with my 100 yr. old home's wiring

    I have a diagram and photos if that helps. I find it odd that the power comes into one switch and is pig-tailed to another switch and it is that switch which controls the light. I am baffled even...
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    Re: Help with my 100 yr. old home's wiring

    May I add that at LOCATION 2 there is a mystery wire that has no juice, travels both up and down in the wall and has a pig-tail at LOCATION 2's box but that end is just capped off and goes no where. ...
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    Help with my 100 yr. old home's wiring

    Firstly, I am a novice and would have hired someone if I could afford it, but I cannot and have opened up my kitchen walls and am in need of some assistance if anyone can help.

    I have a kitchen...
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