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Glass Block or Insulated Replacement Window

So I have been working on my house and making it energy efficient. It is now time to replace the basement windows in my split level. One double wide window needs to be replaced with one that opens to meet code, but the other three single wide windows do not. Would I be better installing glass blocks in those three, not vented, or installing either a picture, slider, or another type of insulated vinyl replacement window? If I should do a replacement window, which type should I use? [more inside]
posted by Nackt on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 29, 2012 - 10 answers

How to pick eco-friendly insulation?

Does anyone have comparison info between UltraTouch and T.A.P. (Thermal-acoustical-pest control) insulation? [more inside]
posted by abednega on Dec 29, 2010 - 1 answer

Ask the Old House version of MeFi?

I've got a new-to-me old, old house and 1001 questions about how to fix it. I've found lots of great articles on old-house stuff, but I'm dying to find a site like Ask Metafilter, but specifically for old-house people--a place to ask and answer and discuss. Does such a thing exist?
posted by largecorp on Dec 5, 2010 - 9 answers

What's going on with our wiring?

Old house, strange wiring issue. Electrician will be called, but any idea what's going on? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Nov 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking for old 90's mac/pc game involving a green haunted house...

Looking for old 90's mac/pc game involving a green haunted house... [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Aug 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Handiman?Handiwoman? Please help me open these 1960's era windows.

How do I open these aluminum windows from the 60's? The lock has a top-of-window sash component, then a metal ribbon-looking thing, and a screw in the top of the bottom sash. [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Feb 5, 2009 - 5 answers

What to do about an old doorbell?

What can I do about my doorbell? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Oct 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Oh, you want working windows? Yeah, it's gonna be a while.

I moved into an apartment in a Victorian house last Friday and about 5 minutes after I start moving in I realize that the windows are in terrible shape. The wood frames have rotted, some windows don't open, some don't close. At least one had a broken frame like it broke when someone was trying to shit the window. A couple have cracked panes. Probably half of them are missing the locking mechanisms so I can't lock them. [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Aug 4, 2008 - 9 answers

two introverts and a baby

My husband and I are expecting our first child - we are older, fairly introverted, no extended family nearby, and most of our friends either have older, not-very-dependent children, or are childfree. We don't belong to a church or synagogue (and won't be joining one) and our neighborhood is secluded and full of older folks who we don't really interact with much. I have a very real fear that I will be isolated once I have this child and stay at home with it - a friend of mine said "don't expect to find a fun time at Gymboree - those mothers are bitches!" So there goes that. Has anyone else overcome their introvert tendencies once they reproduce? If at all possible, I want my baby to get out in the world more than I usually do. I'm intimidated by the hot young moms I see with their babies in slings around town - I don't think I would have much in common with them.
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2007 - 38 answers

Oh to not have to jockey for time to brush my teeth.

Older house thread: Most older houses have one tiny little bathroom and no real closets to speak of. Help me figure out how to rectify that! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Hanging pictures on old plaster walls

I live in a 1910 Victorian house and many of the rooms have old plaster walls. They look OK, but I know the plaster isn't in the best condition just due to age. I want to hang some pictures. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Apr 4, 2005 - 11 answers

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