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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, I am about to get this 1940s cape and the attic room, which I think was once a bedroom perhaps has this odd ceiling, it almost feels like cardboard or some type of fiber board. Does anyone know what this might be? Do you think I can just paint it, but leave the trim and the wood...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Im a big DIYer with anything with engines or computers. With the exception of having a CNC wood router im pretty limited with my wood experience. If I have a guide or youtube I can figure most things out though. But owning a home is a big mixed bag of learning all the trades or paying for...
  3. Insulation
    Hello, I recently bought my first house... it's a cape built in 1953 and located in Connecticut. One of the upstairs bedrooms has ceiling tiles which I plan to replace with drywall. The ceiling is vaulted with the sides at a 45 degree slope and the top is flat. I removed a few of the panels on...
  4. Insulation
    This past November I moved into a Cape Cod style home. The second story has a knee wall on the south side of the house that I can access. The knee wall is completely insulated - floor, walls, and rafters. The insulation in the rafters is unfaced and right up against the wood board sheathing...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    I've been receiving roofing quotes on my 1930's cape cod home in RI. Here are some facts about our house: - Only venting currently are blocked off gable vents on either end of the house. Currently don't have any ridge vent or soffit vent. - Upstairs/attic is finished and is our bedroom with...
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