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Judy C
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Sorry the house comes with lodgers! :(

I bought an aerosol but that could be a big job on such a large house.  Seriously, do yoiu know anyone with a large chest freezer you could "rent" for a few weeks?



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July 8, 2017 at 11:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Shame the house has woodworm as it holds up the restoration for a while, look forward to seeing it again and sorry its been a bad start for you.

July 8, 2017 at 12:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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Judy, I may well be wrong but I have an idea that this house is big, too big for an ordinary chest freezer. I guess it is abbotoir size - which may be more difficult to find.

July 8, 2017 at 2:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Ah Butchers have very large freezers sometimes.

July 8, 2017 at 2:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

cestina
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My son works for a butcher with a huge walk-in freezer but I wonder how many of them would be willing to accept a worm-ridden dolls house as a guest.   I suspect the Health and Safety people might object for a start  :(

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July 8, 2017 at 3:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Very true it certainly would not be allowed Cestina, I don't think I'd want to put my house in with a fridge full of animal carcass anyway, being a vegetarian...Lol...we can be so silly sometimes.

July 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jane
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Maybe if it's that big, it would be worth getting it professionally fumigated? That is disappointing but it is still a gorgeous house.


July 9, 2017 at 1:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rebecca Green
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Gwyn has talked with the Thermo Lignum heat treatment people, and will probably be using them. (from discussion on facebook!)

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July 9, 2017 at 4:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Think Trevor mention this treatment a while back and it is very effective apparently.

July 9, 2017 at 7:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Judy C
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Jan at July 8, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Shame the house has woodworm as it holds up the restoration for a while, look forward to seeing it again and sorry its been a bad start for you.

Crikey!  I knew it was big, but heck, you can get a whole person into a chest freezer. :roll: 

 I did think about suggesting a butcher's walk in, but worked through that whole conversation in my mind, [ health & safety etc,] and decided not to go there!!

Oh dear. What a problem!  Definitely looks like professional fumigators will be the best answer.

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July 10, 2017 at 4:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Liza
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The great thing about Thermo Lignum is that no chemicals are involved, only heat. So not fumigation. They just maintain the relative humidity as the item is heated up, and keep it stable for as long as it is necessary. It has been completely successful on the few occasions I have used it, with no detrimental effects on the houses.

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July 10, 2017 at 6:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Trumble's Mum
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Liza at July 10, 2017 at 6:18 AM

The great thing about Thermo Lignum is that no chemicals are involved, only heat. So not fumigation. They just maintain the relative humidity as the item is heated up, and keep it stable for as long as it is necessary. It has been completely successful on the few occasions I have used it, with no detrimental effects on the houses.

It sounds highly specialised work. Other than dolls' house preservation, is it mostly used for work on antique furniture, or does it have lots of applictions?

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July 10, 2017 at 6:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rebecca Green
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Gwyn, the new owner of this dolls house, has just shared lots of photos of it in an album called 20 All Toffs Road  - thank you, Gwyn! It will be great to see its progress.

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Rebecca :)

July 17, 2017 at 12:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Trumble's Mum
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I follow a blog about the East End of London because I taught at a school in The City where only perhaps a dozen children live and we drew the majority of our intake from over the boundaries in Tower Hamlets and Southwark, so it is my old stamping ground. This morning, there was a post about the now demolished areas and thehouses in Spitalfields Square were of particular interest to me as they are so like Gwyn's house.

Just thought some of you might like a link to take a look.

https://mg.mail.yahoo.com/d/search/keyword%3Dsubject%253A%2520%2522Lost%2520Spitalfields%2522/messages/ACJKyAoABR_jWXwXxwn2yAt4TqA

Hope it opens!

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July 29, 2017 at 5:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Thanks for the link Jenni, these old photos are so interesting but then places are always changing sad when they are gone forever.

July 29, 2017 at 7:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Linda Holmes
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Just buy some Cuprinol woodworm killer and absolutely souse it and leave outside for the fumes to dissipate and you will be fine.  You can then fill in the exit holes with fine grade filler.

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July 29, 2017 at 11:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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