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by turboblown
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heaters
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Was his a gas or electric unit?

Anymore, 10 years is good for ANY water heater.
by turboblown
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heaters
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

A friend of mine owns a large local HVAC & plumbing company and won't touch them anymore. They have had too many problems with them. They're expensive and more expensive to repair. These things need a 100 amp electric service to run them, so make sure you have a large enough service entrance to ...
by turboblown
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home security / alarm systems
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

Light fixtures and landscape lighting do wonders. Thieves don't like light. They will almost always target a dark house over a well lighted one- they don't want to be seen. CFL lamps are inexpensive to run. We have about 9 of the 13-watt ones around the property that are on all night. If you insist ...
by turboblown
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: e-pipe pipe restoration (our experiences)
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Plastic works just as well as metal for radiant heat. The industry standard is PEX (crosslinked Polyurethane) which is a plastic flexible tube that is great to work with. It transfers heat just fine. There is another technology that is out there where the pipe is cleaned with hi pressure and hi velo...
by turboblown
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home security / alarm systems
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

A dog is the best, but she doesn't want one!
My 5 ducks will have to do the job somehow.
by turboblown
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home security / alarm systems
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

I just installed a DSC system in my ranch. Most companies that you see on TV are selling a "feel good" alarm system. They install a few PIR motion sensors and 2 mag switches on the doors and tell you you're protected. Their commercials also make it look like when the system activates, the ...
by turboblown
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Weekend Landscaping
Replies: 30
Views: 6730

The pond:

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by turboblown
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5620

NuTone AM/FM/FM stereo/tape/phonegraph system with 10-channel intercom http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3265788450_12a5e4f4e1.jpg Built in charcoal BBQ grille in the gameroom fireplace stone. The original NuTone vent hood is now reinstalled above the grille, not shown in this picture. http://farm...
by turboblown
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 1
Views: 3405

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by turboblown
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Weekend Landscaping
Replies: 30
Views: 6730

Finishing up my 35' diameter pond in the back yard. The EPDM liner will go in mid week and the filling will begin when it rains. Once full, the bullfrogs, red slider turtles, plants and the pair of Pekin ducks will live in it. Now I jut have to keep the foxes and other predators away with the .22 Th...
by turboblown
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front door
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Okay, so I've concluded the door frame will be the same color as the door. I do have the new hardware and look forward to the challenge of installing the center knobs and escutcheons. I'm almost done fabricating the 16" offset mechanism. Ya think those center knobs will look okay with the mould...
by turboblown
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front door
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Front door

We are getting ready to redo the front door. The disgusting trim will come off, as will the Victorian mechanism. We're installing center-mounted knobs with starbust escutcheons and the doors will be painted a yet undecided orange and need some opinions. Should the door frame also be done in orange o...
by turboblown
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 1
Views: 3405

test

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by turboblown
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 28209

You're right...I'm jealous of all the glass and the outdoors you have in SoCal. Can't have that around here since it actually gets cold, but we don't need to hack up our houses to try to install an AC system! Our heat bill can reach $450 a month for 3-4 months of the year unless the fireplaces run. ...
by turboblown
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 28209

And yes, Tom Scholz designed and patented the Rockman and is responsibe for that unique "Boston sound". They're all over eBay. He also has several engineering degrees. When younger, he would work as a laborer at times for dad's business. It's possible that your house could have had work do...
by turboblown
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 28209

Sorry if I offended anyone, but I, PERSONALLY don't see what all the Eichler hype is about. Yes, they are very cool houses, but they were produced for a specific purpose and did it rather well. They still were designed as inexpensive housing and there are exceptions to that, as stated by people with...
by turboblown
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 28209

I guess I could just get over all the hype of the Eichler. After all, these WERE a sub $10,000 economy house when new. Yes- they're REALLY cool and to many (including myself), define MCM, but to me there's just not as much class there as in a Scholz or a Cliff May, which was not sold as an economy m...
by turboblown
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 28209

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35210795@N04/

The first 8 1/2 pages are of the Scholz CC
by turboblown
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 28209

SWEET! One of my favorite houses I've seen yet. They have so much character and style over any Eichler (no offense Eichler dwellers!). I call them the "East Coast Cliff May" I almost purchased a California Contemporary in Pa last year. It was a modified floorplan Scholz CC over a full base...
by turboblown
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our friendly Seattle architect in good company
Replies: 18
Views: 2579

Nice work, Jerry. It's especially nice to have someone of your talent on the forum. Most of us could only dream of having the opportunity to be involved with MCM homes back in the day of new. Now stop teasing us & show us some more of your old plans, drawings and actual homes that were built!
by turboblown
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

So I should take the stripper pole back?
by turboblown
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: new pics
Replies: 1
Views: 954

new pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35210795@N04/ I promised to post new pics of the house. We're still into the project so these are about the half way point. Oh I can't wait for Spring! I'll post once again as the work goes on. 1965 Ranch. 3400 Sq Ft. on 2.5 acres. Westmoreland County PA. -This isn't you...
by turboblown
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

by turboblown
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

New MCM?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09038/947390-30.stm

They act as if this is something all new, but I like it!
by turboblown
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anxious to move in to new home
Replies: 11
Views: 2144

Is the brick on the chimney different than that of the house? It looks like a different color & texture.

Very unique house. I like!
by turboblown
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Chrysler plant, 1961
Replies: 1
Views: 4069

Chrysler plant, 1961

by turboblown
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Slate flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Slate flooring

Does anyone know of a supplier for slate floor material as show in this picture? None of the online "slate experts" can give me an answer if they can provide these colors and pattern. I want to remove the fake hardwood floor from my foyer and install this type of floor to match the front p...
by turboblown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pryne * Co. Inc Blo Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 894

I purchased motors for 2 different mid-60s NuTone fans from Grainger.
I've always had great success with finding motors there.
by turboblown
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTB: doorknob escutcheons
Replies: 11
Views: 3350

I am fabricating a bolt set to mount the knobs in the center of the doors. I need a 16" backset to do this on the two doors. This is the nice thing about having fabricating equipment. You can ship them to me now. I'm almost ready to install them.

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