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by Lily left the valley
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Craftsman's Guild
Topic: Tricky insulation bit...or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: Tricky insulation bit...or not?

Thanks, everyone. A lot of confirmations of my own guesses, as well as further points to research. I will have to get a gauge. I thought I had one, but the freebie humidifier we got that claimed to have one in the box did not have said humidity gauge in the box--the only reason I took the freebie. :...
by Lily left the valley
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Craftsman's Guild
Topic: Tricky insulation bit...or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Tricky insulation bit...or not?

This is the back of our house. The center section you see rising above the roof line is the two bathrooms on top of one another. https://www.thehistoricdistrict.org/gallery/image/214/source I have recently been working on insulating our attic, which had no insulation prior. I have confirmed that I c...
by Lily left the valley
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Neighborhood Introductions
Topic: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.
Replies: 253
Views: 4939

Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Still slogging through cleaning and insulating in the attic. Got all the remaining left by PO stuff out (the quilt was shot, no way to rescue it), now just vacuuming and anti-bad things spraying after. Finally finished my first row between joists. As I mentioned before, because of the odd sistering ...
by Lily left the valley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: District Common
Topic: Beautiful Period Inspired Pillowcases
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Beautiful Period Inspired Pillowcases

Corsetière wrote: But it is fun to dream of better days... :lol:
I don't say this often, but Amen to that. :angel:
by Lily left the valley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: District Common
Topic: Beautiful Period Inspired Pillowcases
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Beautiful Period Inspired Pillowcases

Boy, do I look forward to the day when it comes time to think about things like monogrammed pillowcases. I'm at the hope-I-don't-freeze-my-butt-off-this-winter and I-wonder-what-that-spongy-spot-in-the-floor-is stage right now. I am right there with you with the "hope-I-don't-freeze-my-butt-of...
by Lily left the valley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: District Common
Topic: Ornate scaffolding
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Ornate scaffolding

phil wrote:Its a house with an added superstructure ;-)
:lol: Wrap around porch, perhaps?
by Lily left the valley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Craftsman's Guild
Topic: What lurks beneath the For Sale paint?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

What lurks beneath the For Sale paint?

As with many of the things the POs did to make Beebe look better for showings, I'm starting to see how slap dash the spruce up was. What worries me in two rooms so far is what I see beneath is shiny paint. (Uh-oh? :problem: ) The two rooms I've noticed the shine in so far is the kitchen and the down...
by Lily left the valley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Neighborhood Introductions
Topic: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.
Replies: 253
Views: 4939

Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Michael Pollan makes a compelling case for how cultivated plants have, in a sense, trained us. We coddle them, remove their pests and competition and ensure the success of the next generation. Regarding cats and dogs, I know for certain that they've got us very well trained. This is me, nodding on ...
by Lily left the valley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Neighborhood Introductions
Topic: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.
Replies: 253
Views: 4939

Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

the kind of zinc they use on roofs is thin , it looks like oxidized aluminum but it is quite soft, you'd be able to easily bend it with your fingers.. the stuff suitable for a countertop would be quite a bit thicker. if it were leftovers from the roof it might be full of nail holes? it could be som...
by Lily left the valley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Neighborhood Introductions
Topic: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.
Replies: 253
Views: 4939

Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

maybe the soft metal sheets are zinc for the roof. it kills the moss if you put some zinc sheets on the roof. I wonder if a roofer had the roof open and tossed it in there saving it for re-use? If kitty is feeling ok maybe you could send him up on a mouse/bat finding mission. If there is a mouse in...

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