Monthly Archives: January 2014

Where did they PUT everything?!

My kitchen was 11′ x 7’6″ as built. At some point (my guess is the 50s) the most pathetic addition ever was built, extending it to 15’6″ x 7’6″ and giving it two cantankerous casement windows in addition to the

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The “Laundry Chute”

Soon after we moved into the house, I stepped into the closet in the master bedroom and the floor felt…odd. The carpet was also a separate piece from the bedroom, and not attached. When we lifted the carpet, we discovered

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The mixing valve.

My shower is a hedonistic wonder. When we remodeled the bathroom, one of the things we did was have two shower heads—with separate temperature controls—installed. One of these also has a diverter that can send water to the shower head,

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Posted in Plumbing

Made By Sears

My house was built in 1924. It was manufactured by Sears as far as I have been able to tell: it has all the hallmarks and telltale signs of being a Sears Craftsman Home, anyway. The hextile bathroom floor, the

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