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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Is it just me....

    ...or does no one here want to save the "old" of their old homes.

    In the short time I have been here, all I keep reading about is resins & plastics & vinyl windows....

    I thought this was supposed to be "This OLD House".

    There is a lot to be said for the way things were made 100+ years ago. It's just not being said here.

    What a shame.....
    The true Craftsman is nearly extinct,
    now it's just Made in China Hidden Content

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Is it just me....

    I think it is a balance. The biggest being wasted energy in old homes: no insulation and lousy doors and windows. Deforestation is another issue as well as new products that are rot and insect resistant.

    I like the old casings and replicated or restored moldings but how far back do you want to go? Heating your home with wood or coal? Cooking with wood or coal? I lived through that life style several years ago and my one luxury was an electric water heater. Folks “back then” did not have that luxury. I appreciated that one luxury more than any other at the time.

    It has made me very appreciative of a modern and well insulated home with no drafts and low utility bills.

    We do not drive Model T’s anymore and I think the same can be applied to where we live.

    Everything becomes dead including ourselves. I think replacement and move on is in order.

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    Default Re: Is it just me....

    Nec, you forgot about the un-heated Out House. How about drawing your own water from the well.
    All the old houses were great at one time,Who wants to deal with lead paint,and asbetos...not me I want it gone.
    Gizmo

    Cut it 3 times & it's still to short.
    Inventor of the Miter Master Plus.

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    Default Re: Is it just me....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    All the old houses were great at one time,Who wants to deal with lead paint,and asbetos...not me I want it gone.
    So why not just buy a new house?
    The true Craftsman is nearly extinct,
    now it's just Made in China Hidden Content

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Is it just me....

    Why not gut and referbish an old one?

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    Default Re: Is it just me....

    I guess it is just me.....
    The true Craftsman is nearly extinct,
    now it's just Made in China Hidden Content

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