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This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Maybe I'll try this next year!

I found another interesting Victorian solution in "Lee's Priceless Recipes". Just think, if I had done this a few months ago my pipes wouldn't have frozen this month and would be doing the Happy Dance and not singing the Plumbing Blues

Cellars, Freezing In.- Paste the wall and ceiling over with 4 or 5 thicknesses of newspapers, make a curtain of the same material, paste over the window at the top of the cellar; paste the papers to the base joist overhead, leaving an air space between them and the floor; it is better to use a coarse brown paper; whatever paper is employed sweep down the walls thoroughly, and use a very strong size to hold the paper to the stones; it is not necessary to press the paper down into all the depressions of the wall; every air space beneath it is an additional defense against the cold.

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