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  1. Re: repair or replace old windows with lead paint?

    I have been debating on replacing or repairing the windows in my old home (built 1885) for a while. I would like to save money and keep the originality by fixing up the old ones, but I would also...
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    Re: CFL Bulbs: Love 'Em, Hate 'Em, or Both?

    I recently purchased and installed a new ceiling fan from Lowes, I think the brand was Hampton Bay. I found that it came with a new CFL and that the light socket is only rated for 13 watts! This was...
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    Re: Knob & Tube Wiring

    I recently replaced all the knob and tube wiring in my house. I found where the wiring went up through the walls from the basement and used the old wires to pull up new romex. I pulled up the...
  4. Thread: Bugs!!!!!

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    Re: Bugs!!!!!

    I have the same bugs living in my house too! We usually see 1 or 2 once in a while in our kitchen and living room, and I've seen a few at a time in our basement (unfinished, don't go down there...
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    Re: Loose lath

    What is the cost of repairing plaster, including missing/loose chunks, compared to installing drywall?
  6. Re: Questions on our new home - built in 1902

    My home was built in 1885 and has the original single pane windows and storm windows. There is no cracked glass or anything, but they feel very drafty to my wife and I. We are planning on replacing...
  7. Re: Tips on fishing new wires inside finished walls.

    Thanks for the tips, I think I'm going to look into getting a fish tape.
  8. Re: Tips on fishing new wires inside finished walls.

    I realize that this thread has been inactive for a while, but I have a question about fishing wires into finished walls. I am currently adding some outlets to a 2nd floor bedroom with original...
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    Re: Loose lath

    I just finished ripping out a plaster and lathe ceiling in a 11 x 16 foot bedroom. On top of the tons of plaster dust there was blown insulation also. Then carrying the bags and bags of plaster...
  10. Re: Buried treasure: Find anything interesting during your last move or demo?

    My wife and I purchased our home in South Jersey in February '07-it is an old Victorian style home with all of the original gingerbread and woodwork. The realtor and owner didn't know when the home...
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    Re: Knob & Tube Wiring

    Woodgreen,
    I live in a home built in 1885 with Knob and Tube wiring. When I started digging into my home's wiring I found 3 circuits with the knob and tube: one for lights in the basement, one for...
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