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by egads
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anaheim House History
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75499747@N ... 7630942834

Works with the /url gone.

Here's what you do first: Remove the inserts on the garage door windows. They pop right out, it will look 100% better and not cost a cent.
by egads
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window caulk needs replacing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Linseed oil is what is in the traditional glazing putty. It is a hardening oil. The putty is workable out of the can, but slowly dries hard. The is skill involved. Googling "glazing wood windows" will get you some instructive YouTube videos.
by egads
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reagan's modern home lighting, 50s
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

Turboblown brings up a good point, you would not want to use the blueish ones you show as ambient up lighting. (although good or OK for task, like a counter) Warmer temps are lower numbers, i.e. 2700 is a lot like a regular incandescent lamp, above 4000 is going to be like a cool white fluorescent. ...
by egads
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Curtain tracks.......old thread somewhere about this
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Oh, what I did in my current bedroom was use the taught wire system from Ikea with the clamp on hooks. It is a PITA to space the hooks right, there are no pinch pleats to space my plain muslin panels so when closing them I have to space them each time. (if I want to bother at all) The advantage is t...
by egads
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Curtain tracks.......old thread somewhere about this
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

I don't have a secret decoder ring for a search here, but what you can use is hospital curtain track. And searching for that on Google will bring up a lot of hits. What I remember from using it a long time ago was ordering it factory bent for the corner curve.
by egads
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do about the "thumb latch" entry lockset?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

That's pretty unusual to have double doors that don't actually meet with an astragal (the T shape piece the active door hits when it closes) This looks like two doors next to each other. The one on the right does not open at all? Weird. It's also not normal for any exterior door to be hollow core. T...
by egads
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Brick Clips for small bricks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

I have found some that have a v shape that locks into the mortar space. I have no idea were I found them or who made them though. I used them to hang stockings at Christmas. (no mantle in my MCM) For artwork I might suggest you just go ahead and drill into the mortar and not the brick. That is fixab...
by egads
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do about the "thumb latch" entry lockset?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

I'm not sure what the door cutouts are on the Weiser thumb latch entry sets. If you want to keep the door and it's painted, it is easy enough to fill the existing unwanted holes and put in any door handle you like. If you need to drill new holes very close to the old ones then a pro with a door dril...
by egads
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do about the "thumb latch" entry lockset?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

The Weiser locksets seemed to have been made in a 5" backset. I suggest a Google search with the terms: Weiser 5" backset Here's one hit I got when doing so: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99972142/weiser-5-inch-backset Is it the latch what does not work? or do you simply don't know enough to...
by egads
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cleaning terrazzo
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

From Wikipedia: Neutral Neutral washing agents are pH-neutral and based on non-ionic surfactants that disperse. Borax Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) Carbon dioxide Calcium hypochlorite Cyanuric acid (former) Chromic acid Ethanol or methanol (only in solutions) Various forms of alcohol Various chlo...
by egads
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cleaning terrazzo
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

if you are talking about the shower pan in our houses, You just scrub them regularly. I'm afraid that in order to make it look really good would also make it slippery. You can Google terrazzo cleaning, but any neutral cleaner is fine. You can also make a paste of baking soda and peroxide, spread tha...
by egads
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do about the "thumb latch" entry lockset?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Check the resources at the Eichler Network http://www.eichlernetwork.com/article/wonderful-world-eichler-homes The latch, the part that the knob assembly goes through has a backset. The standard is 2 3/8, commercial ones are often 2 3/4 and in the MCM, there were even more, sometimes ones so long th...
by egads
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window caulk needs replacing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

It's called glazing compound: http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=66 A good painter can replace it. Forming that perfect bevel takes experience. I think one can heat it to remove the old. A glass guy should be called if you think the large pane have sunk into the bottom wood. They can...
by egads
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fallingwater's cousin...
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

The Fallingwater builder was Walter J. Hall. Here is a link to some History:

http://www.smethporthistory.org/port.al ... hall3.html
by egads
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fallingwater's cousin...
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Rob, I'm going to link this thread to WrightChat, they will be all over it.
by egads
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Paint/yard issues...need your help
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

I was thinking of lower fences, maybe in a zig zag (90 degree offsets) not really enclosing anything necessarily, just breaking up the landscape. They would not even have to be connected, just a series of panels that mimic the window ones stepped down the slope. But that does bring one back to what ...
by egads
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Paint/yard issues...need your help
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

Well I did say might. My real point is, just because you like something does not mean it will work with what you have. Or is really appropriate where you are. Landscaping is about climate and design. The Palm Springs photo reminds me of Mon Oncle: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050706/ I'm sure it's w...
by egads
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Paint/yard issues...need your help
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

You could make a low fence filled with plywood panels. I'd use a product called MDO. (not MDF) That stands for Medium Density Overlay. It's plywood with a smooth fused paper surface. It takes and holds paint incredibly well. It's used for outdoor signs. My new garage door is faced with it. (it faces...
by egads
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Paint/yard issues...need your help
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

Paint the brick? Absolutely not! For one thing, to do it right would require at least two products and a through cleaning. And once painted, would require constant cleaning. If moisture gets behind the apint it will peel. Leave sleeping dogs lie. If anything I'd experiment with changing the white pa...
by egads
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: signed images
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

A Mac fyi: I just discovered that it can be much easier to scan from the Preview app than using a printer's scan utility.
by egads
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What to do about the "thumb latch" entry lockset?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

I think you should wait until you close and then post some better, close up photos.
by egads
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thoughts on topiary
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

It's $2.50 a square foot, limited to 1000 square feet, front and parkway only. There are also design guidelines:

http://www.lblawntogarden.com/design-requirements
by egads
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thoughts on topiary
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Yes, the spellcheck got me! Here in Long Beach, they will pay you to remove lawn and install it.
by egads
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thoughts on topiary
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

While a true MCM house may have a Japanese garden that did have trees clipped and formed, a Cliff May was all about casual lifestyle. I think a desert or zeros-cape works better with the board & batten. Don't forget the wagon wheel!
by egads
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice/thoughts on Cliff May issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

You gain lateral bracing. In all houses the walls need to be tied together side to side. The weight of the roof wants to push the walls out. While our houses have a large center beam and posts that help with that, the low pitch of the roof also makes those forces greater. The side to side 4 X 4 is a...
by egads
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice/thoughts on Cliff May issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

So who's idea was it to just demo everything? Did your "contractor" leave a crew without supervision? Here's how to really do this: you remove all the drywall and assess. That would have told you that you cannot have that wall wide open. I would put the cross tie back and build enough wall...
by egads
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: UCSB Cliff May Exhibition
Replies: 24
Views: 2878

Just a reminder to those of us who procrastinate, it ends this weekend (6/17/12) I finally went last Saturday and urge you to make the trek. Do eat first, and take cash or a check to buy the catalog. It's $45.00 and that's all they take. It should be available later with shipping added.
by egads
Tue May 22, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

You could also price out some Anderson or Pella wood sliding glass doors just give you a benchmark as to cost. Anderson I know makes a "narrowline" I think it's called that has narrow sides and bottom. More details would really help you get better and more focused advise. Besides the previ...
by egads
Sat May 19, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, CA A. Quincy Jones 1950 $1,595,000
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Not if you have seen the view.

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