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has anyone seen these or anything like them?Comments (27)Kateskouros - give a look to Brass Light Gallery which I've linked below. It's best to download two of their catalogs called "Prairie Arts Collection" and "Classic Exteriors Collection", cause the individual pics on their website are not that extensive, but the catalogs picture everything. Brass Light Gallery has tons of finishes to choose from (not all shown on the website). And they have all kinds of glass (e.g. seeded, frosted, opaque, clear, and many more) which may help with the glare issue noted above by Shanghaimom. You can even choose the overlay (overlay being the metal pieces you've removed in your "simpler" version of your lantern pic above). You will see in Brass Light's Prairie Arts Collection catalog how you can opt for Prairie Overlay, Foursquare Overlay, MacIntosh Overlay or No Overlay. I myself liked the "Prairie Sunrise Fixtures" in the Exteriors Catalog, and in their Prairie Arts Catalog I like the Studio Lantern (more rectangular than you are looking for, but in their pic, it looks awesome if you have high ceilings), and the Chicago Lantern. Brass Light Gallery's quality is really excellent, so is their customer service. I have three of their sconces, and I never get tired of looking at their beauty. Here is a link that might be useful: Brass Light Gallery...See More
Landscape Design- Front of House/ New HouseComments (12)My suggestions are to mainly to simplify and embolden... Remove the low-starting, wide spreading limbs off of the two front trees. Create a bed of single variety plants below those trees. Increase the bed size at the left corner of the house and move the small tree in it farther away from the house. Increase the foundation bed front-to-back depth where possible (to the 6' range or greater.) Paint the lower portion of the power pole in some interesting scheme. Add an island with small tree in front of the breezeway area. Remove the pyramidal shaped plants flanking front door and replace with beds of annual color. Underscore the left set of windows with the existing shrubs, but don't let them extend beyond the end of house. Underscore the bay window with a single planting that will not obscure the window lower portions. Widen the front walk. Does not need to be exact same material. Anything compatible will do. Same material could form cheekwall at single step. Or get rid of that single step. It does not look needed. (Can't tell if existing bricks are laid OK, but the weeds growing in them should be sprayed out for an improved appearance. A canopy or awning of some type above the stoop would make the house face much more interesting. PS: Thanks for putting on decent pictures ... one of the extremely few times I have not wished for better!...See More
Advice new construction all elec. HVACComments (12)@tigerdunes thanks Above you suggest Trane XV18 TAM8 air; I like alot about XV18; however ... In other threads, you've cautioned against XV18 as newer mdl little hist; & also: "I prefer Trane heat pumps over Carrier primarily due to electronic demand defrost, a feature Carrier/Bryant does not have." "If you plan on zoning areas of your home off one system, I still believe Carrier/Bryant offers the best integrated zoning system and components under one umbrella." I'm a bit confused. 3 zones 830SF upstairs; main floor 1430/900 air handler will certainly be variable speed, but what about HP? It seems like a VS HP is what you suggest, and definitely like the quiet db ratings, but should I look at comparable Carrier/Bryant vs HP which I believe have better efficiency specs? High desert Oregon heating degree days 6926 cooling 151 base 65. Very large 35 degree dinaural temp change during summer so will have opportunity to really cool things down overnight. Very little humidity....See More
Anyone familiar with electrostatic painting for interior metalwork?Comments (5)More sourcing work: Spoke to someone that said they did electrostatic but they didn't - HOWEVER - they may be able to do this and then also do some of our floor coatings too. Spoke to the VP - went through what I needed - said that an acrylic or epoxy from either Sherwin Williams or PPG could be used and they would spray - much cheaper to do this prior to roof. Told him I had a number in mind - after I had given him some specs (2 buildings, overall size / rough number of joists, etc. Said $12K - he said he thinks it would be less than that since it's so much easier to do before roof and they would mask 7-10 feet down. So..... there is HOPE!!!! They are not local - but seem to be a pretty cool woman owned business / family run since 1975 it appears. Will have a quote on Monday - and will report back! HOPEFUL!!!!!...See More
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