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Posted by Larry in Nashville, TN on 9/14/2015

Kids have to be out of their rental house at the end of the month, so Sunday we made a trailer run of the large stuff to the new house. As the upstairs is now nearly done (with the exception of hanging the doors and getting the glass in the showers), the big stuff was concentrated on that. Getting the king bed up the small stairs was a question in our mind. I've left the railing and banisters off for the move, which allowed us to get it up, although the mattress needed to be folded considerably still.


Sandra continued to paint trim, Cassidy went back to work on her recycled cabinet, Todd went back to work on the doors. With the cool weather on Friday, I trimmed the side door and weatherstripped it as the AC was off. Spent half of Saturday doing some AC duct work upstairs. I tied in a new duct to the master, and cut in a new smaller return in the hall ceiling to pull hot air better from an otherwise dead space. As the house was further tightened during trim, the AC keep up well. But it is clear that I needed more air flow to the back, and need to reduce it in the guest bedroom and bath. I've got dampers in the system so I'll spent time next Saturday up in the attic changing the damper on that line.

The stair treads came in Friday. Got them sealed and finished. Four coat process with a sealer and a catalyzed water based material. Need to get boards for the risers as we have decided they need to go too. Will get them next weekend when I get back into town and start the process over.

Need to get the final on the gas lines, so we need to do two things. Contact the plumber who put it in and tell them to find out why it doesn't hold pressure, and then arrange for inspection. The fellow that did the restoration and sealing of the firebox area, has written a pretty comprehensive letter that I hope will satisfy the inspector regarding the suitability for vent free logs.

Waiting on shower glass. Supposed to ship today but will check. Would be wonderful if that came in late this week or early next.

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Original door hardware after getting the paint off. It's easy to get the paint off using a crockpot and allowing it to cook in water overnight. Paint just falls off. But make sure you clean the crock pot well afterwards when you dealing with lead paint.
Priming it all.
While most of the hardware was steel, or brass plated steel, a couple door knobs were very heavy and solid brass, and the pocket door pulls were copper. A couple are shown here. They will get clear coated instead of painted.
103-year-old doors. Dipped at a refinishers site and then sanded, stained, and three coats of urethane. I wish I could look this good at 103!
Stair treads on their final coat. Takes four days to fully cure, so they'll be ready to walk on for sure by the time we get them in.



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