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    Replacing Herringbone Struts

    I have a 120 year old house that has Herringbone struts between the floor joists in the basement. Many of the struts have been removed and I want to replace them, but can't figure out a good way to...
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    Re: Brittle Stone Foundation

    It's the mortar that's falling apart. I'm wondering if there's need to worry for the brick portion, since it's only affecting the interior layer of brick, not the exterior layer. If they did have to...
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    Brittle Stone Foundation

    I had an HVAC company out today in order to install ventilation in the basement. He had to chissel through the stone foundation wall to access to exterior. The tech noted that the stone foundation...
  4. Need help anchoring framing to plaster walls

    I'm framing in a chase in the corner of a room. The existing walls are plaster lathe over brick (no void in-between). The chase will run the height of the room, which is 13 feet. How can I anchor the...
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    Re: Need help with wall texture

    Thanks havanagranite, I appreciate the info... do you have any recommendations for the type of joint compound (or maybe something different) to use? I managed to come close to the desired texture by...
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    Need help with wall texture

    Most of the interior of my house was done using the following wall texture (see picture). I've been told that this is joint compound, but unable to reproduce the same effect. Does anyone have any...
  7. Green and Purple Stuff on Limestone Basement Wall

    I've noticed a growing green and purple color on my limestone basement wall (see included pictures) - does anyone know if this is some sort of mold? It's very fluorescent in color. Also, I sprayed a...
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    Smell in Basement Hits You In The Face!

    Just bought a 120 year old house. The basement is fairly clean and has a sealed concrete floor, stone walls sealed with some sort of mortar. The walls became very moist during a rain the first week I...
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    Hot Water Has Green Tint

    Just bought my house (120 years old). It is supposed to have "newer" plumbing". It's been vacant since the rehab was completed in Novemeber of '07. It has awesome water pressure. Just ran the bath...
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    Re: basement plumbing nightmare

    How much is that going to cost you?
  11. Basement Drain - Do I need to call a plumber?

    I have a 120 year old house with a stone wall basement, of which only four feet is below ground. I have a sump pump and one floor drain. The floor drain does drain, at least it doesn't over-flow, but...
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