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by Richard
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:42 am
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Topic: Concrete Floor Help
Replies: 17
Views: 13912

The Scofield product works very well. I have used it several times. However, if your concrete contractor has never used this process I would use someone else. If it is done poorly, you have a very expensive mess to correct. They have to watch drying time, spread the material evenly and also must get...
by Richard
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:33 pm
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Topic: Insulating a Usonian House
Replies: 12
Views: 11256

I was wondering about potential problems given Mr. Ringstrom's comment about the wall bowing from hand pressure...

I had not heard of any problems either.
by Richard
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:38 pm
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Topic: Insulating a Usonian House
Replies: 12
Views: 11256

There seems to be some question as to the structural integrity of the USONIAN.

Have there been any structural failures? (Leaks etc. excluded)
by Richard
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:57 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 4560

Was work also done to the interior?

The photos were very good.

Thanks
by Richard
Thu May 03, 2007 4:43 pm
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Topic: Old School Architecture Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 9579

We used ruling pens in design school. Did they use them much in architecture?
by Richard
Tue May 01, 2007 1:59 pm
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Topic: Polymath resort Acme Pa. (Duncan House)
Replies: 7
Views: 7267

The Friedman house is still in Bannockburn. I was by it a few months ago.
by Richard
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:03 am
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Topic: Cherokee Red paint color
Replies: 17
Views: 42650

Coronado specializes in paint for concrete.
by Richard
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:16 pm
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Topic: Cherokee Red paint color
Replies: 17
Views: 42650

Coronado Paints. Terra Cotta is a close match. They have more than one concrete product; the web site deliniates which is best for a specific application. Their Tough Sheild 100% acrylic appears to perform well. The solvent type products don't seem to be long for this world with respect to the EPA.....
by Richard
Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:08 pm
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Topic: Duncan House Rental
Replies: 19
Views: 15270

The Peterson cottage has the distinct advantage of being in the Wisconsin Dells. Rooms at the bigger resorts there go North of $400 per night for a two room suite. Rooms are often hard to come by during the peak periods. The Dells are great for kids, tolerable for adults. A FLWright cottage in the n...
by Richard
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:54 am
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Topic: old and failing radiant heat
Replies: 23
Views: 18068

And, steel heating pipes were often laid touching the bottom of the concrete on top of a bed of large gravel not encased in the concrete.
by Richard
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:51 am
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Topic: old and failing radiant heat
Replies: 23
Views: 18068

In some cases, they laid electrical wires in metal conduit over the steel heating pipes before they poured the concrete.
by Richard
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:05 am
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Topic: Response to Doug LaBrecque's Post about FLW Furniture
Replies: 21
Views: 20400

While on the subject. There are lots of used Thonet chairs out there at the modernest antique shops which are very high quality (E.g.: Broadway Antique Mart in Chicago- difficult staff, great stuff). Most are bent plywood. I recently picked up a set which are very similar to the Eames chairs in the ...
by Richard
Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:34 pm
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Topic: Taliesin Red Concrete Floors
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

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There is also a staining process, not to be confused with the Coronado oil based paint which is akin to a stain. I am not that familiar with staining but It may give you the least similar look. I have heard good and bad about staining.
by Richard
Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:31 pm
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Topic: Taliesin Red Concrete Floors
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

Professor, There are bascially 3 options. Dye the entire truck of concrete. The extra costs are the price of the dye and the cleaning of the truck after the load is delivered. The second option is to trowel in an additive to the first 1/4 inch of the concrete before it hardens which leaves that top ...
by Richard
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:43 pm
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Topic: Glore House on market
Replies: 23
Views: 17446

The following was posted under the Davenport subject by mistake. But it was a response to the post under the Davenport subject by RJH. For the record. One glass wall was moved at Glore by 13 feet within the footprint of the building to create a "family room". Severe? Patios and decks which were not ...