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by scandimod
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Are rain chains functional in the Pacific NW?

Does anyone know whether rain chains can effectively handle the amount of rain we get in the Pacific Northwest? In my case, steady rain in Vancouver, BC for a large part of the year. I've looked at a few websites that sell them, and they're a bit vague on performance, although it sounds like the fun...
by scandimod
Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Palm Springs drive-by photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Palm Springs drive-by photos

I just got around to uploading my pics from a couple of weeks in Palm Springs last December/January. I wanted to take a closer look at some of the desert modern architecture I’d not had an opportunity to explore during previous visits. I realized, too late, that you could spend days doing this ......
by scandimod
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: MCM resources for visitors to beautiful Vancouver, BC
Replies: 0
Views: 1094

MCM resources for visitors to beautiful Vancouver, BC

For those interested, and who may be considering a trip Vancouver in the near or distant future (2010 Olympics?), I have managed to find a few MCM resources that are available online: 1 . A map of modernist landmarks in downtown Vancouver; this tour is best covered on foot and takes a couple of hour...
by scandimod
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Graham House by Arthur Ericksen destroyed, Briish Columbia
Replies: 1
Views: 3957

modernvintage, Thanks for highlighting this significant Canadian architectural loss. I also posted an item about the Graham house a few weeks ago. I included some links there; see http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11356 Why don't you ask my fellow Vancouverite Rick -- obviously an MCM en...
by scandimod
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: can someone point me to where i can buy this?
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Are you sure Home Depot doesn't have them? I saw some 5" diameter, circular, plain electrical cover plates (white and SS) there for about $5 recently (in Canada though). At the time I was making a mental association with a certain door escutcheon.
by scandimod
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Mid Century doors
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

I can only go by the information from a presumably credible source; ie someone who specializes in selling those homes. The Eicher for Sale website, describing the Eichler door kit, says the "original Eichler front door featured unique hardware consisting of a circular, 6" diameter Escutcho...
by scandimod
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Mid Century doors
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

I second denagirl's comments. My neighbourhood is all 1950s houses, very few or none being architect-designed, I suspect, but many with their original front doors with glass inserts/windows. My post and beam rancher has one too. I'm going with a new plain slab door (steel clad, for weather resistanc...
by scandimod
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Mid Century doors
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

I just bought one of the reproduction Eichler escutcheons from Jonathan in Orange, CA; see http://www.eichlerforsale.com/Eichler_Door_Kit It is a very solid, beautiful piece of work and well worth the price in my opinion. If I had my druthers, the knobset would be Schlage instead of Kwikset, but the...
by scandimod
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: newbie saying hello ... and ? about windows
Replies: 13
Views: 3423

by scandimod
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Smart Strip paint remover
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Yes, I did just that ... I bought one 5-gal and five 1-gal pails so I could start with the one gallon. I bought the whole lot at once because SW gave me a good price (and it's an hour's drive from my place). I explained to them what I wanted to use it for and got their assurance that I could return ...
by scandimod
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Smart Strip paint remover
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Smart Strip paint remover

Has anyone tried Smart Strip paint remover? I’m told it is an improved version of Peelaway 7 without the paper; it is from the same manufacturer. I recently bought 10 gallons of Smart Strip and over the next few weeks we will be tackling about 500 sf of ceiling beams and tongue-in-groove decking i...
by scandimod
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: retro-look kitchen appliances
Replies: 69
Views: 4633

**Ahem**

Since I detect some enthusiasm in this thread for the merits of restoring vintage appliances, I'll slip in a plug for my still-available 1960 Westinghouse terrace-top stove if nobody minds :)

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=10889
by scandimod
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 6040

We've been pondering new windows since we moved in. Right now the house has 2 pane aluminum that are starting to fail. (seals) Dont like vinyl, aluminum might not be the best for the NW climate. Its a big difference; double over single. But i understand the frustration with current trends. ie, whit...
by scandimod
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Canadian West Coast Modern icon recently demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 2490

Here’s another one: 1958 Filberg House, Comox (Vancouver Island), BC – restored and reportedly listed for sale at $10 million: http://www.comox-valley-realty.com/List/MooreRd1133.html Erickson is widely acknowledged as Canada’s preeminent architect, and in the 1960s-70s he had a high internati...
by scandimod
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Skylight Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

You know, after looking at your photos I bet that skylight is a very cold structure in winter. It looks like the unfinished wood curb that has been built up from the roofline may not be insulated. Plus the suspended grid panels will severely restrict air exchange in that enclosed space. All can comb...
by scandimod
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Skylight Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

All other factors being equal (eg the amount of moisture being generated in the house has remained constant), the condensation is probably a result of the “much colder winterâ€￾ you say you are having. The colder inside surface of the skylight has a lower dew point, so water vapour condenses more ...
by scandimod
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Canadian West Coast Modern icon recently demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 2490

Canadian West Coast Modern icon recently demolished

Sad news from the Pacific Northwest … Arthur Erickson’s landmark 1963 Graham House in West Vancouver was torn down last month a few days after this article was written: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071203.werickson03/BNStory/Entertainment/ Pictures of the house from Erick...
by scandimod
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 6040

I’m a little confused by references to single pane glass allowing a house to “breatheâ€￾. How does that work? In our (generally mild) northwest climate, “breathingâ€￾ refers primarily to the exterior wall assembly. That is, humid air inside the house that travels into the exterior walls (throu...
by scandimod
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 449494

Hi Joe, Bellingham is about an hour’s drive from me and I’ve been there many times. But the rebound of the Canadian loonie, coupled with the Christmas shopping frenzy, have made for hellish border lineups recently. I’ve added to the link above a few more pics of the L-shaped living/dining area...
by scandimod
Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS: 1960 Westinghouse Terrace-Top stove
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

As Futura Girl suggested, I’ve properly (I hope) introduced myself on the new members’ thread. Thanks for the helpful insight on the reasons behind the very limited market for this stove … I can but keep trying. I had to remove the GOMOD ad due to spam bombardment. I’ll keep trying on the lo...
by scandimod
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 449494

Hey thanks, SDR. There's another interesting story about the subdivision where I live (do you call them tracts?) that made the national news in Canada about a year ago. The local government passed a first-ever "downzoning" initiative by the local ratepayers' association to maintain the are...
by scandimod
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 449494

Hi all, Jennifer here, from near Vancouver, BC. I own a modest 1950s post and beam rancher, of unknown origin since there is no record of the house at city hall (apparently they had a fire sometime in the fifties). Most likely builder-designed and, it seems, the only one of its kind in this particul...
by scandimod
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test #2
Replies: 1
Views: 919

test #2

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by scandimod
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Welcome to the test message area
Replies: 22
Views: 15882

photo test

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by scandimod
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Why is there NO ONE from my area or city here?
Replies: 10
Views: 7048

Futura Girl and other posters, thanks for your very constructive and encouraging suggestions and welcomes. Reading my original message to FG again, I see how I was much too hasty in jumping to conclusions (as did TM in pegging me as a whiner, I’d like to add). Of course the site is focused primari...
by scandimod
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS: 1960 Westinghouse Terrace-Top stove
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

FS: 1960 Westinghouse Terrace-Top stove

Hi, I’m a new member from Vancouver, BC. I have what I think is a very cool 1960 Westinghouse stove for sale, but there appears to be a very limited market for this sort of thing in Vancouver right now. Most people would probably just haul it to the landfill (perish the thought!), but I know someb...

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