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  1. Electrical
    Hello! We recently purchased a home built in 1952 that has GE/Bryant low-voltage wiring for all the overhead lights. We plan on ordering new switches and replacing all of them, and replacing relays as necessary. The replacement of switches seems pretty straightforward except for one area: the...
  2. Plumbing
    We have a 1920's home and are in the process of remodeling our bathroom. The original pedestal sink is in basement and IS NOT mounted to wall. With 4-5 people using the sink, we have had NO PROBLEMS with the sink tilting, falling, or leaking or anything. We have new pedestal sinks and would...
  3. Carpentry
    I'm hoping someone here can help. I located two beautiful doors to use as sliding entry to our living room. On closer inspection, we realized a very incompetent nincompoop had cut about a little over 2" off the top. These doors have leaded glass. I can't imagine what they were thinking. Of...
  4. Electrical
    Hi, I have some outlets that are still connected to old wiring. The house was built around 1900 almost all of the wiring has been replaced with Plastic NM and NM-B but a few outlets/receptacles have not. It seams in pretty good condition, the copper wires are wrapped in plastic with no ground...
  5. Appliances
    What Paint will adhere to the surface of this vintage meat grinder. I recently unearth this vintage meat grinder from my parents old house, I wanted to refurbish it and give it a nice coat of red or blue retro shinny paint. How do I prep the surface? What paint to I use? Do I need a paint gun...
  6. Electrical
    Hi. I am new here and new to home ownership. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home but we are wondering if our inspection report poses a deal breaker. The majority of the house is run off of knob and tube wiring and a 60 amp fuse box. In order for us to even get a loan...
  7. Painting
    My husband and I are trying to figure out what to do with our den walls. When we moved in it was partially paneled and partially wallpapered (i.e. 2 1/2 paneled walls, 1 1/2 wallpapered walls), an interesting design choice to say the least. Our first thought was to remove the wallpaper and...
  8. Electrical
    I restored this myself. I'm not using it, but I have it just for the nostalgia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3V5sasXJdg
  9. Plumbing
    Hi All, So a quick backstory; I just bought my first house (yay!). The house is small but sits on a large lot. It's in a rural section of an urban area; pretty cool. Anyway, there is a small portion of the yard that has a fence around it and in the middle (amongst all the weeds) is some sort...
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