Monthly Archives: April 2017

Call me ‘Pig-Pen’

I don’t think Charles Schulz every revealed “Pig-Pen’s” given name; henceforth, let’s assume it’s Megan. Faced with a drain leak in my only working tub/shower, I called my plumber. I thought the junction from the P-bend-straight bit to the angled … Continue reading

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Bringing Down the House, Possibly

Load-bearing or not – that is the question. The studs are toenailed directly to the 3/4″ pine floorboards; there’s no plate, and they don’t sit atop a joist. Above is the wall between my bedroom and the bathroom – and … Continue reading

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Banner Reuse/Restore Day

This morning, I picked up my moulding from Quick Strip – and he did a great job. For $80 and a week of patience, four fluted window casings, three cornices and one sill have been stripped of many layers of … Continue reading

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