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  1. Re: Negotiating Misrepresented 1905 Cottage!?

    Some people will not flew in their pricing regardless until they are in a situation where they have to sell. I would give it one more try then either meet their price or look for another property. If...
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    Re: kitchen remodel

    Have the Bedroom door open into a pantry area then have another door from the pantry to enter in to the bedroom. Try to avoid having a washer and dryer in the Kitchen if possible. If you do make sure...
  3. Re: Looking for Architect to solve tiny kitchen design

    I would first sketch out what you want to do, you have probably done this, I would then do some research on what was popular in the 1939 era. Check with the local University to see if they can make...
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    80 year old electrical wire.

    I have basically removed all of the electrical wire in the house and am starting with a clean slate, Any Suggestions? Solar? etc.:D
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    Stair Case Missing

    My home was built aroound 1906. The main Staircase was removed I would like to use a 5 3/4" rise with a 13" run the ceing height is 9'3" How would this look in a room that is 11' X 14' 7" ?:)
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    Re: Painted brick?!

    I hate to tell you this but it is close to impossible to remove paint from brick. The brick may have different colors and makes of brick so even after your work has completed there are no guarantees...
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    Re: Vintage toilet

    You could post it on eBay. There are collectors everywhere for the hard to find. Good Luck! People that are searching for True remodels will be interested.
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    Re: insulate walls

    You may also want to consider removing a few boards being careful not to damage them so you can nail them back in place. It's hard to tell without photos.
  9. Re: trear down plaster or drywall over??

    It would be more sanitary to remove all of the old plaster, wear gloves and a respirator, add your new wire. Add insulation, If you install a drop ceiling no other action is required but, If you...
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    Re: front porch ceiling

    If you are going to use Poly on it go with a Satin or Semi-gloss, The Gloss Poly shows everything. I would lightly sand the surface and apply a sanding sealer, following directions on the can, You...
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    Relocating Main Breaker Box

    My main Breaker Box is in the basement, It is hard to get to and is in an area where there is a moisture problem. Is it safe to conseal a Breaker Box in a lower kitchen Cabinet?, closer to the floor?...
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    Re: Baseboard heaters.

    There is a video you can watch about old fireplace renovations it is called, "the 1900 House" It's Brittish but the same applications apply. It would be nice if you could re-use the old fireplaces....
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