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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I own a house build in 1863. There are multiple small second story porches with living spaces below. I need to replace the roof material which is doubling as the porch floor on these small porches. There is rolled asphalt there now which is not really suitable for traffic and I have no idea what...
  2. Building & Construction
    I've got a new project for the new year: restoring an old Victorian home in Southern California. First thing on the list is addressing the foundation, or lack of one. The home is in great shape for its age but the foundation consists of some rock pony walls and simple pier and beam. The lot is...
  3. Interior Decorating
    Hi we have an 8'4" ceiling and 7'6" doors in our attic that we want to finish. There's only 10" between the door top and the ceiling. The rest of the Victorian house has 11' ceilings and 8' doors with 5.5" moulding around the door and almost 10" of moulding above the doors and between 8"-11"...
  4. Windows and Doors
    I live in an old (111) Victorian and want to put French doors in an existing opening. The jamb, casing and all trim are in place, and you can see where there used to be hinges and hard ware, that someone has filled in and painted over. The opening measures 63 3/4" by 81 1/2" though I took that...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I live in Sacramento and own an 1885 victorian that requires a whole lot of work and rehabilitation from some bad work done in the last 10-15 years. I also have a small rental house built in 1948 that is well constructed with a few issues. I'm becoming a builder like I became a...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Recently purchased 1903 Victorian. Double pocket doors, one side works great, the other drags on the floor so can't be opened and shut. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen this particular hardware. I'd like to know if turning that adjustment screw OUT would pull the door higher. Right now it...
  7. Building & Construction
    My house (built in 1889) has a deck on the back that's about 32x7. Most of the deck is attached to the side of the house; the last 6 feet are attached to a patio that's on top of cinderblocks. I would like to widen the deck by about 6'. I've never done a project like this, but I'm sure I could...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, My wife and I just bought an 1878 woodframe house on the South Side of Chicago (oldest--and smallest--house on the block). We love the oldness of it (the woodwork, the engraved metal hardware, the carved fireplace), and we're trying to bring that back in the places where it's been...
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