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by egads
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Woodland Hills, CA - Van Dekker House by Schindler
Replies: 49
Views: 5681

Hey, congratulations on being one of the first to post on the the resurrected site. And thanks for the link to these photos.
by egads
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sunnyvale, CA - Joseph Eichler - 1968
Replies: 3
Views: 430

But exactly a spammer.
by egads
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: PLEASE HELP PICK PAINT COLORS FOR MY HOUSE!
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

I kinda like the current tone and would be inclined to use a warmer stone like gray and not use a silvery one. Perhaps a slightly darker version of the same color on the brick and even on that recess side. I would paint the window trim an enamel the same color as the house body. Outlined like it is ...
by egads
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please Help With My Exterior Paint Colors
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Check out classicform's blog about his George Nelson house:

http://nelsonkirkpatrickhouse.blogspot. ... ew=classic
by egads
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please Help With My Exterior Paint Colors
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

I think the third color on your house is the stonework. It also looks like, in the architects rendering, the windows are a different color. The rendering probably shows the siding stained and not painted. That either didn't happen or got painted over long ago. Here is a link to some vintage paint co...
by egads
Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: So a strange question about "dirty raindrop bounce"
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

You could at least price out the right thing. Like I said, I only used the channel to redirect, not catch all of it. If you were willing to pay for concrete, you might be find the gutters equal. The expensive part is having it done. I am just too much of a gardener to embrace too much hardscaping. T...
by egads
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: So a strange question about "dirty raindrop bounce"
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

I once used the bottom channel that is used for steel stud work (the vertical ones are full of holes). In that case I did not need to have downspouts, I was just redirecting. If you are willing and able you can find a sheet metal place to bend the gutter Channels and make up the downspout offsets. T...
by egads
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: So a strange question about "dirty raindrop bounce"
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

What you need are rain gutters, they direct water away. Of course on a modern house one would need to have "box" style ones made by a sheet metal guy. The seamless machines do have a simple plain box former available to fit them, but those guys rarely have one. Edit: (got called away in th...
by egads
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Favourite Loungin Bachelor Pad Movies
Replies: 7
Views: 686

It's not an echo, it's a spammer!
by egads
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help finding bulb for this MCM lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 410

So I thought I would put "bulb T9 E26" into Google.

There is a version that is 7 1/2" long. Kind of dear at ten bucks each most places.

http://www.lumens.com/20w-120v-t9-e26-n ... 59935.html
by egads
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help finding bulb for this MCM lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 410

The ones that are 6.5" are T-10 with a E26 base (standard base)

There are "showcase" lamps that are 12" long (11 7/8 really)

Just Google T-8 bulb E26
by egads
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help finding bulb for this MCM lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 410

I do remember longer versions of the tube lamps. How long are the fixtures?
by egads
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help finding bulb for this MCM lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 410

This: http://www.amazon.com/Tubular-Incandescent-Light-Medium-Frosted/dp/B000J6BMCA These lamps will also come in a 40 watt in both clear and frosted. I even found some compact fluorescent versions that use in my oven face panel I am assuming that the screw in base is a standard size. the lamps are ...
by egads
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Knoxville, TN, renovated mid century modern
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Hey Johnny, please read the sticky at the top of this real estate section. Your thread title should be: Knoxville, TN, renovated mid century modern. Our webmaster has politely asked that this format be followed. A quick look at the list of threads will show that most do. I also have a request: could...
by egads
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: eBay: Hollywood Regency Magazine Rack by Glo Mar Artworks
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Would look great in Liberace's house.
by egads
Tue May 27, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler Balboa Highlands Thermador?
Replies: 1
Views: 1741

There was never much plastic involved in cooktops because of the heat. For an electric cooktop that would have been limited to push button controls. I don't know if Thermador used buttons. The only plastic I remember from the Thermador dishwasher I had growing up was the center of the knob. The enti...
by egads
Tue May 20, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA - mangled Cliff May on market
Replies: 3
Views: 454

What a Horror Show!
by egads
Fri May 02, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: flw johnson wax buiilding
Replies: 4
Views: 513

I guess that means we Angelenos are all descendants of the loose.

Here is what my American studies prof said: Once everyone got west there wasn't anywhere else to go, so we all started going in circles. Such is freeway life. Reminds me of "Play it as it Lays" by Joan Didion.
by egads
Thu May 01, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: flw johnson wax buiilding
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Well, specifically the Research Tower. The main buildings have been open for tours all along.
by egads
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS - Crane sinks
Replies: 3
Views: 406

What color are they? (photobucket down)
by egads
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Dreaded Painted Paneling
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

Aren't you glad you did such crappy prep many years ago? Believe me, it you had painted the paneling right it would not be coming off in sheets. Looks good!
by egads
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mailbox (Post & Mount) MCM
Replies: 19
Views: 4011

And do check the pixel size of images you post. This one is way to big for an internet forum. To check to see how they will play out, just click Preview at the bottom before hitting Submit.
by egads
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Newbie, Intro
Replies: 37
Views: 4279

Hey evqman, Welcome (back?) In any case my first suggestion is to enter Indianapolis into the search here. Most of the Real Estate links are dead of course, but the realtors who posted them are still around. So are the MCM enthusiasts who have posted over the years. Here is one of my favorites, who ...
by egads
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Concord, CA (SFBay) — Eichler for sale $465K
Replies: 3
Views: 504

I doubt the beams are redwood, more likely douglas fir. In my Cliff May they where also "painted" (actually solid color stain) because they show to the outside through clear story windows, just like they do here. I doubt they were originally white, more likely a brown or charcoal. This pla...
by egads
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ceiling Trim Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Is there some roughness to the edges where they meet? I know it would be easier for a finisher to have a line, but it has never had one and does not seem to need one. If he gets stain on the ceiling, I'm sure it can be painted over. I would, especially in the beamed rooms, probably wait until the re...
by egads
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Modern Committee Holiday Party?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

I always wonder, speaking of the spammers, if it is just the innocence's exercise of language skills or perhaps a secret encoded message. If it's the latter, then I am amused as it always reminds me of the lines in "The Court Jester" (Danny Kaye 1955) : Hawkins: I've got it! I've got it! T...
by egads
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Cool and somewhat unusual MCM house prints
Replies: 2
Views: 340

I would have thought for you, the Incredibles:

http://society6.com/federicobabina/The- ... Print#1=45
by egads
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Has anyone insulated their roof?
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Yes To insulate, you need to be replacing the roof. That assumes it's actually open beam and not drywalled. If there is drywall over rafters then there probably is insulation in there. Around my neighborhood the way to insulate is to add a foil faced foam insulation board over the base of the torn o...
by egads
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Closets between bedrooms
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Here in the Cliff May Ranchos in Long Beach those are called Jack & Jill bedrooms. I used storage boxes from Ikea. Large baskets with lids are used in our Master bedroom that also has closets that stop shy of the ceiling. But those baskets are expensive. The boxes I used in the bedrooms are: htt...

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