One of the most ancient piping materials is clay, with its use dating back to 4000 BC. From the late 1800s thru early part of 1900s, vitrified clay pipe (with a salt glazing applied to both the pipe’s interior and exterior surfaces, a “carry-over” process from Europe), was the most common pipe used for sewers in the United States.
Vitrified clay pipe excavated at Hannah’s Hill.
With the installation of a new septic system here at Hannah’s Hill last week, first step was to dig and find the century-old clay sewage pipe near the house. Continue reading
I thought we’d never be able to get the white paint off our front porch. We think it was initially fully painted white sometime in the 1960s.
A1960s photo of the house – painted white brick front
Happy weekend! Today I am sharing a link to a post from one of my favorite blogs, For the Love of a House. The post is unrelated to renovation, remodeling, or farmhouse stuff, but I thought it was important enough to share. Please click over and have a read!
Hi friends, I hope your spring has been good so far! It’s been busy for us; since my last post we have finished selling our Houston house and moved to southern Illinois.