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  Topic: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
dtotzz

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:10 pm   Subject: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
It amazes me how interconnected all of the systems of a house are...

There were no gutters on the house when we moved in and we were experiencing major water issues in the basement, so now there's ...
  Topic: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
dtotzz

Replies: 5
Views: 7229

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:53 pm   Subject: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
Thanks John!

I just have one book from you right now:
Practical Restoration Reports Compendium

The wood is pressure treated. I'd like to keep the existing framing but it might need to be remov ...
  Topic: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
dtotzz

Replies: 5
Views: 7229

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:58 am   Subject: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
When I purchased my 1900 New England home the original front porch posts were replaced with ugly square boxes. I've ordered custom-turned posts to match the existing half posts which thankfully have ...
  Topic: Stair treads and wood movement
dtotzz

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:31 am   Subject: Stair treads and wood movement
Funny that I stumble across this today, when I received John's compendium in the mail yesterday and just read about some advice that will help you out.

You want to choose vertical grain wood, it pr ...
  Topic: infared gun, detector..thing
dtotzz

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PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:20 pm   Subject: infared gun, detector..thing
A little late to the party, but in case anyone else stumbles across this post, these cameras are still very expensive, but Flir makes one for cell phones that is $200.

https://www.flir.com/produc ...
  Topic: No Vents?
dtotzz

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PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:32 am   Subject: No Vents?
My circa 1900 gable-front home in NH looks nearly identical to the house this user posted: http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2810

My home has no ridge vent or gable vent, the attic ...
  Topic: Undoing "Improvements" - Creating Window Sills
dtotzz

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:18 am   Subject: Undoing "Improvements" - Creating Window Sills
the decorative "front ledge" that runs along the bottom of my front gable had some squirrels nesting in it/entering the house, so I have some pictures from my efforts to block their entrance ...
  Topic: Undoing "Improvements" - Creating Window Sills
dtotzz

Replies: 3
Views: 3068

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:36 pm   Subject: Undoing "Improvements" - Creating Window Sills
I purchased my home last fall and am slowly trying undo all the damage the prior owners did with their "DI-Why?" projects and "improvements".


I don't have the budget to replac ...
  Topic: Killing Weeds, without Killing Grass
dtotzz

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PostForum: Garden & Landscape   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:05 pm   Subject: Killing Weeds, without Killing Grass
Thanks John, my lawn has been neglected for quite some time and there are more weeds than grass. I've been going out with a flat blade screwdriver and a 5 gallon bucket to pull weeds and am starting ...
 
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