Plaster Repair

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Old House Journal's compendium of articles about how to repair plaster on walls and ceilings in old houses, including cracking, bulging walls, delamination, and key failure, where plaster has broken loose from its grip on the lath substructure.

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Repairing Historic Flat Plaster Walls and Ceilings

Plaster in a historic building is like a family album. The handwriting of the artisans, the taste of the original occupants, and the evolving styles of decoration are embodied in the fabric of the building. From modest farmhouses to great buildings, regardless of the ethnic origins of the occupants, plaster has traditionally been used to finish interior walls.

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Unico System

A central heating and cooling system using "aspiration" technology to warm and cool homes evenly and quietly with flexible small ducts that weave through ceilings, walls, and even floors.

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Nostalgic Warehouse

Classic-style door hardware, engineered for new construction or historic renovation, lacquer-coated, solid brass, patterned after original antique hardware, passage, privacy, mortise lock, or dummy sets and cabinet hardware and accessories.