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by turboblown
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pittsburgh PA,
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

by turboblown
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pittsburgh PA,
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

Pittsburgh PA,

23 miles east of Pgh PA. Rural area,

http://www.thepreferredrealty.com/real- ... p-PA-15601
by turboblown
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Electric Radiant Heating & THermostat HELP NeeDeD!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

That stat will not work. You need a line level stat that directly handles 240VAC/20A. Most modern stats are 24V low current control. Home Depot DOES carry a line level stat for like $29 that would work just fine. My '65 ranch had a Federal Pacific radiant ceiling system. Each room had a stat with ei...
by turboblown
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Facebook page
Replies: 4
Views: 3183

New Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/MCMeverything Everyone's welcome to come over. Not- I'm not trying to take away from the Lotta Living forum! I created the page just for a quick place to drop in and say something and make it easy to post pictures. You're welcome to put your pics on there and link them if yo...
by turboblown
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pittsburgh PA area
Replies: 0
Views: 2376

Pittsburgh PA area

by turboblown
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May: Uneven gables and glass
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

You'll never see it.
by turboblown
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front Door Color
Replies: 9
Views: 4561

Did mine with a Behr color from Home Depot. The color was called "Pumpkin"

Not my favorite brand of paint, but we liked the color

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by turboblown
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century outdoor lamp post
Replies: 2
Views: 2622

I bought mine at Home Depot.
Black aluminum tube with no receptacle or crossbar. The globe light was a 10" design.

Most stores don't stock the light, but will get it in.
by turboblown
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on a carport...
Replies: 14
Views: 5367

by turboblown
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reagan's modern home lighting, 50s
Replies: 9
Views: 5482

I used 3200C white under the upper cabinets. It's a little "cold" looking, but it's not bad. It doesn't look blue like some cold LED colors. The lower level is true amber. Off topic... My landscape lighting is all 4W 120VAC LED @ 2700C color and looks identical to incandescent. Housings ar...
by turboblown
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reagan's modern home lighting, 50s
Replies: 9
Views: 5482

I used white ones under my kitchen cabinets for countertop light and also amber ones under the lower cabinets to make the floor have a nice soft yellow glow. I used a switch-mode 12v/5A power supply on them mounted in a PVC NEMA4 box.
by turboblown
Sat May 26, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX Mid-Century Swankienda with Round Rotunda Living
Replies: 3
Views: 2997

Incredible! If I lived in the area...I'd own this right now.
by turboblown
Sat May 26, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 5335

Countertop: BOOMERANG!
by turboblown
Wed May 09, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! I'm in need of fence ideas and photos.
Replies: 17
Views: 6678

The "basketweave" was very common around PA with the 50s and 60s ranches and MCM homes....not sure about anywhere else though. Any self-respecting drive-in theater around here was loaded with them! http://www.austexfenceanddeck.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/basket_weave_cimg1288.JPG This ...
by turboblown
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Yet another landscaping question
Replies: 13
Views: 4658

Don't forget lighting! That's the key to making it all really stand out at nighttime. Don't use cheesey plastic Maliblu lighting either. Spend the money and use LED in metal fixtures. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is placing pagoda lights too closely together. You're adding visual eff...
by turboblown
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Natchez, Mississippi: 1964 Scholz Home for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 6205

I have an original multi-page ad from (I think) 1958 in House Beautiful featuring this home. I also have an original Scholz sales brochure on it.
The Mark 58 and the California Contemporary are some of the most cool prefabs ever built.
by turboblown
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Natchez, Mississippi: 1964 Scholz Home for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 6205

Beautiful Mark 58!
We looked at one in Pa. that was quite run down and had some structural issues. I just wish it didn't need the work it did.
by turboblown
Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pittsburgh PA
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

Pittsburgh PA

by turboblown
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames
Replies: 8
Views: 4281

Word.
by turboblown
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Improve Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 40
Views: 47909

Rip the new cheap wooden econo-floor out of the foyer and replace with the random pattern, multicolor glossed slate that used to be there in 1965.
by turboblown
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Vintage Low Voltage Wiring Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 6337

Sounds like the GE system. I have it in my house and wouldn't trade it for any other system. It's really simple and more flexible than any line voltage system. Most electricians have never even seen it or will even touch it....and that's great! Most will tell you "that's out of date, you need t...
by turboblown
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do about damaged B&B siding?
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

To fill in the gouges for painting, just use regular automotive body filler putty. Our shop uses this all the time on wood that gets top-coated. I learned this from a friend that owns a local cabinet shop. We both have done it for years and have no problems. Large areas can be filled with fiberglass...
by turboblown
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

I used those with crushed white marble surrounding them. I found mine at a roofer friend's business (these are used in commercial flat roofing for HVAC and cellular site equipment installation) and he sold a pile of them to me for $0.25 each. You can find them at surplus building hardware suppliers ...
by turboblown
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are these supplanting Mid-Century Modern?
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Unfortunately, those plans are popping up everywhere here near Pittsburgh. The funny thing is that they are not affordable. Drive by in a year and you'll see many of them foreclosed and for sale. You'll also notice that many aren't furnished or landscaped. You will also see a pair of beat, 20 year o...
by turboblown
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Door escutcheons on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 2144

Door escutcheons on eBay

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by turboblown
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Earthquakes and MCM
Replies: 6
Views: 2701

We've had quakes here in PA, but nothing like the west coast has seen. We just had one this past spring....it was like a 2.X Any geo-failures around here are usually man-made from under mining of the land. I have a mine shaft that sits directly 147 feet below by house. You all answered my question a...
by turboblown
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Earthquakes and MCM
Replies: 6
Views: 2701

Earthquakes and MCM

Several of us were haveing a discussion (well, arguement really)yesterday about this subject and were hoping that some of our friends on the west coast could answer it better. How well has the post & beam and other types of common building methods and architechture that are used in typical SoCal...

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