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September 2001

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MOBILE HOME

TECHNOLOGY

On the Same Wavelength

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departments

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Tips for unsticking windows, removing soot stains, and choosing a shop floor
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features

MOBILE HOME

You can save a house by moving it—but consider the costs before hitting the road

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TECHNOLOGY

On the Same Wavelength

A home computer network means there’s no waiting in line to get online

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REMODELING

HANGING CLAPBOARD SIDING

Since colonial times, Americans have protected their houses from the weather with thin, overlapping wood planks known as clapboards. This siding, which got its name from the Dutch word klappen, “to split,” was originally handsplit from logs of white pine, hemlock, spruce, or cypress.

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LUXURIES

Gardens Under Glass

Plants flourish in a climatecontrolled habitat

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TRANSFORMATIONS

Working Weekends

Homeowners redo a 19th-century farmhouse in their spare time

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the timeless home

CREATING A new classic

This Old House magazine sets out to build a show house that combines modern comforts with vintage-home charm

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tv project/manchester

back tracking

david McCue stands in the front hall of his once grand seaside house in ManChester, Massachusetts, site of the current This Old House project, gesturing at the open space around him. He is telling a visitor that although he and his wife, Janet, love the house, they are the first to admit it has problems. “You drive up to this glorious property, walk up six steps, through the fabulous, formal front doorway and...you’re nowhere. It’s a colossal disappointment,” he says. Except for an elegant, curving staircase at one end that hints at the house’s past majesty, the entry hall is plain, featureless, and stark.

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MATERIALS

A Safe Fix

Borates are a reliable way to protect your wood from rot and insects

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FINANCES

Holding Patterns

Examine your mortgage escrow account closely to be sure you’re not overor underpaying

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