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07-05-17, 02:57 PM
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Nailing Cedar Clapboard

I'm throwing up some new cedar clapboard on a section of my house and have read to nail it different ways. I like the idea of hiding the nails underneath the overhang but it doesn't support the...
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Views: 875
Posted By TheManor

They are the old copper rods.

They are the old copper rods.
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Cleaning up lightning rods

I was wondering if you should polish up the old lightning rods or if the corrosion really matters as far as protection goes? I'm finishing up collecting the lightning rods and globes for my house to...
04-13-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By TheManor

I have a plumber doing it but he said he'd...

I have a plumber doing it but he said he'd recommend a reducer to avoid sudden bursts going into the equipment and possibly ruining them. I was just wondering if they are truly necessary in order to...
04-10-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By TheManor

Dropping 2" Gas line to usable size

I was wondering what kind of regulator I would need to take my 2 inch gas line coming into my house and drop it down safetly to 1 inch / 3/4" size?
03-29-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By TheManor

The span of the joists in that room are 7 ft 9...

The span of the joists in that room are 7 ft 9 inches and the width ranges between 12 and 13 inches (old house). I'll upload a picture once I can get on the computer.
03-29-17, 01:30 PM
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Posted By TheManor

Framing theatrical ceiling

I'm renovating the ceilings in my basement and the floor above is a theatrical floor causing a heavy slant in my basement ceiling. The room I'm currently in has a 7 inch rise. Whats the best and...
03-14-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By TheManor

It would be true divided glass. I may just pay...

It would be true divided glass. I may just pay and have it done to avoid the headaches. The window frames I already have out but I'm sure it would take more headaches then need be to do it vs having...
03-14-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By TheManor

The only reason I want to redo the single pane is...

The only reason I want to redo the single pane is the house is from 1878 so I'm trying to keep the windows historically accurate. The woodworker can make them for 80 bucks at 8 feet but it seems like...
03-13-17, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By TheManor

I only found one person who sells true muntins...

I only found one person who sells true muntins online so far. The local window person wants over 200 dollars to add muntins to each window pane.
03-13-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By TheManor

Window muntins

Is there anywhere I can buy window muntins so I can change the glass layout in a few windows?
01-29-17, 02:04 PM
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Wrapping support poles

Is there anything I could wrap my 10 foot support poles in my basement to look like the 1800s columns? Right now they are just large metal 10 foot tall posts.
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Comparables to Lecol 7500

Is there any good comparable to use instead of Lecol 7500 to fill in small knicks and fill small gaps in my hardwood floor? I have 60 grit dust from sanding that I saved up to use for filling but the...
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Views: 640
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What kind of wood is this?

Starting sanding down the hardwood I found underneath the floor in my rear parlor. Any idea what this wood type is...maybe oak? In my 1878 house. I can do a lot of things but identifying wood is not...
11-27-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
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Removing old wiring

When doing a full renovation down to stud, after you kill the circuits and have new wiring run do you generally rip the old wiring out or make sure its safely disconnected and leave it. Maybe it's my...
11-27-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By TheManor

Double Checking Duct Sizing

I ran the numbers for my room size and wanted to double check my figures. I have 4 rooms with the following sizes:

16x11x9-1 exterior wall, 1 wood frame, single pane window
15x21x9-all interior...
10-30-16, 12:53 PM
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Views: 685
Posted By TheManor

I'm thinking cottony maple scale maybe?

I'm thinking cottony maple scale maybe?
10-30-16, 12:33 PM
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Views: 685
Posted By TheManor

Whats this on my new tree?

Just bought and planted this sugar maple tree and noticed this on different parts of it. My question is what is it and if its bad how do I get rid of it?72604
08-06-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By TheManor

What is this plant?

Does anyone know what this plant is? I was going around cutting down weeds and this appeared on the west side of my house which was a wild flower 69299prairie before the house was built.
06-21-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By TheManor

I picked up a Deft brand that seemed to get some...

I picked up a Deft brand that seemed to get some high reviews. I was thinking three coats as its a south facing door on the west side of the house and has a Victorian screen wooden slammer covering...
06-17-16, 04:20 PM
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Views: 755
Posted By TheManor

Best poly for exterior door

I am finishing up restoring a queen anne exterior door. I was going to use helmsman spar urethane to seal it but I have been reading it dries yellow sometimes as well as can scratch easily. Is there...
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Views: 856
Posted By TheManor

Ya just a standard white globe like you have...

Ya just a standard white globe like you have pictured in the smaller picture. Does that just attach to the threaded rod?
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Views: 856
Posted By TheManor

Here is the lamp. The rod goes all the way...

Here is the lamp. The rod goes all the way through and comes out the back.

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Views: 856
Posted By TheManor

Converting Lamp from Shade to Globe

Is it possible to convert a Victorian lamp from using a shade to using a globe instead?
05-16-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By TheManor

Isn't Travertine pretty similar to marble except...

Isn't Travertine pretty similar to marble except stronger?
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