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MARCH/APRIL 1997

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RAISING ARIZONA

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grime control

an american craftsman

bob dix

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RAISING ARIZONA

The crew from This Old House takes a Pueblo Revival home in Tucson to a new level of livability

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grime control

the treasure in the old post Jeff Wuesthoff was renovating the stairway in his 107-year-old Atlanta Victorian when he peeked into the hollow newel post, a place where builders often left treasures. He was rewarded: Inside was a note that read “Made by G.M. Fishback, Feb. 6,1889.” Intrigued, Wuesthoff decided to see if any of Fishback’s descendants were still in the area.
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an american craftsman

bob dix

A master locksmith time-travels through the looking glass to solve historical mysteries

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the great american house

OUR FATHER’S HOUSE

At Mount Vernon, one encounters the real George Washington—soldier, statesman and handyman

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the menance of mold and mildew

Confronting a biological hazard that can be harmful to your house and your health

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adobe, the magic mud

You can huff and you can puff, but you can't blow this house down

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Technique

Shingle Savvy

Adding the grace of fine wood to the facade of a house

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Water, Water, everywhere

Wet basement headaches can be cured, with a little common sense and a willingness to dig deep.

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in the garden

Hothouse with History

Restoring an elegant Cast-iron and glass Shelter for plants

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Letters

I am living your November/December oil-tank story [“The Peril of Oil Tanks”]. In 1995, we discovered that nearly 300 gallons of oil had leaked out of our tank. We had to hire an environmental lawyer, a hydrogeologist and an expensive testing company.
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