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by turboblown
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hide-a-way toothbrush holder revealed
Replies: 14
Views: 1822

I want one!
by turboblown
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Unwise Changes needing Undoing-
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

by turboblown
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: foam roofers in so cal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

I'm from the northeast and have seen these roofs in commercial applications a few times around here, but what are the reasons these are commonly used in SO Cal in a residential setting?
by turboblown
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Crestview doorlights on my new MCM house
Replies: 8
Views: 2213

Yeah....what Joe said!
by turboblown
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Mystery Plumbing Leak
Replies: 53
Views: 10885

Do you know anyone that's a local firefighter? If so, have them bring the thermal imaging camera out and look all over your slab (and other places) with it. If you have a slab leak, the localized cold water leaking should change the temmperature of the slab in the area of the leak and it will show u...
by turboblown
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Swimming Pool Redo
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

What's the URL to the Rancho board?
by turboblown
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Mystery Plumbing Leak
Replies: 53
Views: 10885

I know that- I stated that PEX is commonly used in hydronic heating.
I did not at any one point ever say that he had hydronic heating.
by turboblown
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Mystery Plumbing Leak
Replies: 53
Views: 10885

In my opinion, if you are going to repipe, use PEX tubing that's commonly used for hydronic heating. It is flexible and easier to route and will outlast copper. It's a dream to work with when you need to route it through walls and ceilings. It also takes to flex and temperature differences better th...
by turboblown
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Whole House Surge Protector Install
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Always use the largest unit within your budget too. Some of the whole house units only have 12-10AWG cable and aren't that protective of much. Our rule when we install them in remote mountaintop communications sites is the cables on the clamp (surge protector in the electronics industry) must not be...
by turboblown
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heater Install
Replies: 31
Views: 2325

For the price of these units and their anticipated lifespan, what is the possibility that these units will never pay for themselves on gas savings over the tank-style standard units? It seems that for $2500 installed vs. about $600-$800 installed for a tank style appears to maybe never pay for itsel...
by turboblown
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My New Mod
Replies: 16
Views: 3806

Beautiful ranch! Me want.
by turboblown
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We'll put your pets in the spotlight...
Replies: 19
Views: 3070

I can picture Teleportme's first dog with a baloon caption that says "Hey! That's my beer!"
by turboblown
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 10351

Don't forget that many MCM homes have radiant floor heat, so they lack the air circulation you'd have with forced air HVAC. Without the air circulating as you'd have with forced air, the moist air in parts of a house does not get to move around and neither does the moisture. Because of this, that mo...
by turboblown
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help needed with kitchen lighting- PIP
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

I'm not basing this on my lights- I'm basing it on all track lighting. After all, these are SPOT LIGHTS that are designed to light the spot where they are aimed...not omnidirectional lights. If a track lighting system has 6 lights, you will have 6 spots in the room with peak lighting. No matter if t...
by turboblown
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help needed with kitchen lighting- PIP
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

I don't like most track lighting because it is directional light. Most of these fixtures don't light the room, but light a certain area and cause shadows elsewhere. I have it in my dinging room and it just causes 4 spots of light where the cans are aimed and dark sport elsewhere. I think it's hard o...
by turboblown
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We'll put your pets in the spotlight...
Replies: 19
Views: 3070

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It seems like an AFLAC commercial around here.
by turboblown
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 26512

How many bedrooms is your CC? Did you choose a hydronic heat exchanger for the flue yet?
by turboblown
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Installing Bamboo Floors in my Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 2269

You broke the "conventional" rules and went outside the box....and I like it! It may not be original, but unless that's the route you're after, who cares. I think it looks good. Even the most die-hard restoration has something that's not correct, but looks good. After all, what could be mo...
by turboblown
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Low voltage lighting systems
Replies: 6
Views: 731

GELV is certainly in production today. The new panels are sweet! As mentioned, the Lutron system works well and offer dimming. The PC control of both the old and new systems is the real highlight of it all. My system has dimmers in conjuntion to the LV switching- something not seen often from 1965. ...
by turboblown
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Low voltage lighting systems
Replies: 6
Views: 731

The GE low voltage system is simple, unlike what most will tell you. It's 120V distribution system makes more sense than conventional systems...especially when you have a large house such as my 3400 sqft ranch. You can have an infinite number of controls for one circuit easily. I also integrated PC ...
by turboblown
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: BUILDING LOW-COST HOMES-
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Not to mention the modern building codes kill a lot of what we like.
by turboblown
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathroom fans
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

I have 3 original NuTone Heat-a-Ventlite fans in my '65 ranch that I am upgrading to newer models with a more efficient forced-air heater. The oringinals just vent into the attic. With the new installation, I am going to plumb all three together with 4" thinwall drain PVC and vent them out in o...
by turboblown
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exterior door painting tips?
Replies: 6
Views: 890

If you have a good base, go for full gloss!
by turboblown
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 10351

Condensation on the inside in winter: It's a common thing to experience this if you have and gas-fired appliances that aren't vented properly such as furnace, water heater or dryer. Our boiler did this just last year after our closing and I discovered the electric pusher fan in the boiler's exhaust ...
by turboblown
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exterior door painting tips?
Replies: 6
Views: 890

You can have tint added to the primer. I used a medium gray tint when doing my orange doors. Oh....don't use any garbage paint like Behr. Get yourself a quality paint such as Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore from a real paint store and not a big-box store. I've used Kilz2 the past few weeks, but d...
by turboblown
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pittsburgh PA suburb
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Next time through Braddock, put on a bulletproof vest and have your .45 ready to go. The building that's spray painted "kill whitey" is a reminder of this. It's a shame what happened to this town. What a sh*t hole. The house listed is about only 5 minutes from Braddock, but it is in a slig...
by turboblown
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Antistatic
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

These were really common around here in the ghetto areas from the 70s into the 90s. The rednecks had an extended version on their pickups that everyone called "Lousiana go-fasters"
by turboblown
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pittsburgh PA suburb
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Pittsburgh PA suburb

$25,000 !! http://awp205911.wpn.mlxchange.com/5.0.07.3256/Tools/MultiImageViewer/MediaViewerDlg.asp?Mode=1&DefaultTab=0&Address=&SysPropID=4175577&PageType=4&ShowImages=1&ShowLinks=1 http://www.priorityrealty.net/ MLS# 782111 It's rough, but the brick work is all intact. It w...
by turboblown
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Certified green homes sell for more?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

It's a shame when people base their entire life and all decisions on "green" when there is still no solid scientific evidence about any of it. People went out and dumped $30+K on a Toyota Prius that got less EPA-MPG than a 10 year old Geo Metro 3 cylinder or a 20 year old VW Diesel. Even C...

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