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by scandimod
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Survey on Midcentury Modern Buying Decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Thanks to Modify and all who have replied so far! I'm at about the halfway mark for the 50 responses suggested by the program to get a representative sample. The survey is only 10 questions, no personal info requested, and takes about 5 minutes to complete, so it would be great to get more responses...
by scandimod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Survey on Midcentury Modern Buying Decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Thank you for that clarification, sky. Actually I posted the wrong link. Somehow in surveymonkey I created 2 links, with and without an introductory section to the survey. This link contains the introductory text, which describes the purpose of the survey and contains my email address and links to s...
by scandimod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Survey on Midcentury Modern Buying Decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Sorry but can anyone explain why the link doesn't work - this was the HTML code provided by the website
by scandimod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Survey on Midcentury Modern Buying Decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Survey on Midcentury Modern Buying Decisions

Hi all, It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but the restoration efforts to my post and beam rancher are ongoing. The past year has been dominated by remediating the dirt crawlspace, a rather horrible and neck-knee-backbreaking job that should have been done 20 years ago. Hauling, leveling and compac...
by scandimod
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Vertical Hardi Siding
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Hi. It's been awhile since I posted here, but we have been gradually residing our house with Certainteed (a similar product) 4' wide panels and 12" wide planks, installed vertically, and using SmartSide battens every foot. It looks good and paints very well, but as you have probably discovered,...
by scandimod
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Author/artist Douglas Coupland's restored MCM -- Vancouver
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Photos 2 and 15 appear to be two different houses ... oops, I guess 15 must be taken from the rear of the house.
by scandimod
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM lighting sources: ball lights and sconces
Replies: 36
Views: 26444

Re: New Retro Bullet Lighting

Here's another link that might prove useful. Remcraft just re-introduced their original mid-century cone-shaped bullet fixtures, manufactured to original specifications (not lightweight knock-offs, these are the real thing!). Also check out the up/down and Swedish Modern shapes. Pretty cool, and th...
by scandimod
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Coast Modern - a documentary film
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Coast Modern - a documentary film

A couple of Vancouver filmmakers are working on a documentary, slated for release this fall, about modern architecture on the west coast of North America. A trailer is here: http://vimeo.com/4821872?pg=embed&sec= The About section of the Coast Modern blog describes the film: "Filmmakers Mic...
by scandimod
Fri May 29, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bedding that doesn't suck...
Replies: 34
Views: 18144

Another way of creating a duvet cover is to buy a couple of flat sheets in a pattern and quality you like and sew them together, using a few short pieces of velcro on the opening end. Fairly easy and quick if you know your way round a sewing machine, and the sheet edges are already finished.
by scandimod
Fri May 22, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 96 inch mistlite glass–need help finding some!
Replies: 25
Views: 3547

by scandimod
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: staining eichler ceiling and eaves
Replies: 4
Views: 615

It would be helpful to know what you are starting out with. We have been gradually working on stripping about 5 layers of paint from the ceiling and soffit (cedar decking/fir beams). Results are good but not clean enough for a transparent or semi-transparent finish. We are using Sherwin Williams Woo...
by scandimod
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Designs for Living - 1961 Playboy article
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Designs for Living - 1961 Playboy article

Lushpad of Vancouver recently posted/reprinted “Designs for Livingâ€￾, a 1961 Playboy article about the masters of design:
http://www.lushpad.com/designs-for-living_16.html

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by scandimod
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Joe your suggestion to pay attention to humidity is a good one. Yes there has been some degree of moisture ranging from a very light film to actual drips all around the house, which I have noticed in previous years. Never as bad as this time though, as far as I know. The moisture is definitely less ...
by scandimod
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed strata of a 2 ply torch-on roof with 2” insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Exposed strata of a 2 ply torch-on roof with 2â€￾ insulation

Thought I would post these pics for anyone considering using this type of roof, although I don’t know if it is widely used further south. We recently cut a 3’ x 12’ hole in the roof to expose and replace an area of rotted cedar decking over the former carport that is being converted to living ...
by scandimod
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Trust me, it's not a roof leak, it's condensation. I live in one of the rainiest climates on earth and I would soon know if it was leaking. I'm also intimately familiar with the composition and application of my roofing material. A hot mop/torch-on system is practically bulletproof and mine will pro...
by scandimod
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

The only rot I ever experienced on this 50 year old roof deck resulted from years-long roof leaks. The entire deck was exposed when I reroofed a few years ago so, we had a good look at any rot at that time and addressed it. I think this condensation is a temporary phenomenon relating to atypical, ex...
by scandimod
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

I think it definitely relates to condensation - high moisture and the thermal conditions in that part of the roof. I too thought the heat might be radiating from the windows and causing the problem. The house is forced air heating and most of it is on a crawlspace; about a third on slab. Here's an i...
by scandimod
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

That's what I'm thinking Joe - humid outside air that was warmer than the underside of the soffit. I don't see what else it could be. But I still don't get why air circulation would not prevent or minimize the condensation to begin with. The fascia board does create a bit of a pocket, but enough to ...
by scandimod
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)

Another conundrum from rainier/cooler climes; suggestions appreciated … A few days ago we noticed that the 2’ wide cedar soffits were literally dripping wet along the entire north side of the house, where there is a row of clerestory windows between the beams. There was also moisture present to ...
by scandimod
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)

Another conundrum from rainier/cooler climes; any and all suggestions appreciated … A few days ago we noticed that the tongue in groove cedar soffits were literally dripping wet along the entire north side of the house, where there is a row of clerestory windows between the beams. There was also m...
by scandimod
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

I wasn't able to make up my mind about downspouts/rainchains before winter arrived, and this was the result as of Christmas Eve. This December we had extremely unusual winter conditions in Vancouver - bitter cold and up to 3 feet of snow: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/3183894242_60a6d0f436.jpg...
by scandimod
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Mastic glue on pine ceiling issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1798

Have you considered trying the Peelaway products: http://www.dumondchemicals.com/html/products.htm Peelaway 2 is supposed to work on mastics. I can't speak to that particular product, but we used their Smart Strip to remove paint from a cedar ceiling with good results (a hideously laborious undertak...
by scandimod
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra's Kaufmann House in Palm Springs
Replies: 19
Views: 4950

My memory has faded somewhat over the past year, but ... I took several pictures of the Kaufmann house last winter and others on the PS Modern map: http://photoshare.shaw.ca/messages/viewthumb/9384865769-1205702806-88065/parm/page/1/15/ I remember looking for the Fickett house at 424 Vista Chino but...
by scandimod
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Here is a better photo than mine of the West Vancouver MCM house I saw last month with rain chains (that I didn't notice at the time):

http://bp2.blogger.com/_UvTitGq-8pc/SH2 ... h/st10.jpg
by scandimod
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: West Coast Modern home tour - photos
Replies: 2
Views: 935

smod, glad you like the pictures. Yes I believe there are many more houses like this in Vancouver, but a renewed appreciation for early west coast modern architecture, in the form of public events like these house tours, seems to have come about only relatively recently (and is preaching mainly to t...
by scandimod
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

So I just added a new post with photos of a modern home tour I went on last month, and what do I see in the last few photos but ... a rain chain. I obviously need to pay closer attention to my own pictures :roll: I guess that at least partly answers my question. That particular house does have very ...
by scandimod
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: West Coast Modern home tour - photos
Replies: 2
Views: 935

West Coast Modern home tour - photos

Vancouver seems to be making headway in recognizing its modernist legacy. Here are photos from a modern home tour I went on last month: http://photoshare.shaw.ca/messages/viewthumb/9384841667-1218332846-14518/parm/page/1/15/ The last house in the series is amazing. Here is a photo from 1964, when it...
by scandimod
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Okay SDR I'm straying OT here, but given your affinity for wood, you will probably like these pictures of modern west coast architecture on the Pacific Northwest Regional Architecture site, if you haven't seen them already: http://www.pnwra.com/ Many of these structures are here in Vancouver. Check ...
by scandimod
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Thanks for those websites, SDR. This site mentions the tendency of link styles to splash more, and discusses the bottom receptacle: http://www.rainchains.com/aboutrainchains.html Their home page has a video showing them in action. I have contacted them to get more info. They do look great; I wonder ...
by scandimod
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

The roof area served by the 3 drains in question is about 900 square feet. My concern is that there inevitably will be some splashing action during downpours, and perhaps my approx. 2’ soffit isn’t deep enough to avoid splashing the siding. It looks like the roof drain openings are only about a ...

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