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  • Posted in thread: Copper/Metal Roofing/Gutter Installers in New York City? on 02-13-2017 at 12:33 PM
    Thanks, Bud. He has been asking around and is frustrated with the lack of info he can find. He
    is willing to pay for a quality contractor to do what he wants. I gave him the name of a guy I
    happened t...

  • Posted in thread: Copper/Metal Roofing/Gutter Installers in New York City? on 02-13-2017 at 11:33 AM
    A friend of mine lives in New York City and is having a tough time finding a reputable copper
    gutter installer to do some smaller repairs, and may also be considering a slate roof. The
    house is about ...

  • Posted in thread: Siding Gaps on Victorian House on 02-01-2017 at 10:56 AM
    Wow, thanks for the great and very useful video! I didn't realize they were so far ahead when
    they built the house (the girl whose family moved into the house in 1938 still lives in town
    and confirmed...

  • Posted in thread: Siding Gaps on Victorian House on 02-01-2017 at 12:12 AM
    My house was built in 1895, with a coal-burning furnace in the basement, no fireplaces. It
    still has much of the original siding, though it is covered in several layers of paint. I have
    noticed that t...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning and Preventing Mildew on Porch Paint? on 01-15-2017 at 10:56 PM
    The back porch of my house curves around the north and west corner of my house. This means it
    gets a lot of wind-driven rain, and also quite a bit of sun in summer, but not the strong sun
    like on the ...

  • Posted in thread: Victorian House Attic Window Frame on 01-03-2017 at 06:26 PM
    Neal, thanks for the Cat's Paw info! I do have vents in the ceiling that were added later, and
    some of the eaves are not airtight, so the attic is plenty well ventilated.Bud, thanks for the
    comment. I...

  • Posted in thread: Victorian House Attic Window Frame on 01-03-2017 at 03:22 PM
    I would like to make a window out of it, and that doesn't look to be too difficult once I get
    that white frame out and put some glass in it. It would be nice to have some daylight in the
    attic!

  • Posted in thread: Victorian House Attic Window Frame on 01-03-2017 at 03:17 PM
    Hi Neal, thanks for the quick reply and for confirming what I was thinking. While some parts of
    the house were completely finished, some other parts were conspicuously never finished. The
    attic was ne...

  • Posted in thread: Victorian House Attic Window Frame on 01-03-2017 at 02:02 PM
    My 1895 house has one window opening in the attic, and that window was covered up with a
    plastic grate and screen several years ago. Previous owners of the house can't tell me anything
    about what kind...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Small Piece of Porch Wood on 12-22-2016 at 11:08 PM
    Wow, great idea!Thanks, Neal!

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