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  Topic: Insulating Brick/Stud Walls with Wool!
Andy in NH

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PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:40 pm   Subject: Insulating Brick/Stud Walls with Wool!
Damp wool can get pretty funky. If it was a good insulator there would be planty of warm crofter's cottages in Scotland (not really). You may want to experiment with a section of wall to try it out ...
  Topic: Stripper recommendation
Andy in NH

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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:34 pm   Subject: Stripper recommendation
Soygel worked great on some pressed glass panels that had paint in all the little squiggles. Brushed it on and scrubbed off with a stiff brush in running water a while later.

Agreed that it is n ...
  Topic: Pulley strap system help?
Andy in NH

Replies: 2
Views: 1606

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:30 pm   Subject: Pulley strap system help?
Scott,

Good to see pictures of that setup. I take it you had no luck with Pullman? You might try Accurate Metal Weatherstripping http://www.accurateweatherstrip.com/

They might be able to run ...
  Topic: Temporary Window Covering
Andy in NH

Replies: 6
Views: 3600

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:45 am   Subject: Temporary Window Covering
Nice touch. Too bad they didn't get the muntins in the proper alignment. I offer a similar service for coverings in high profile/high traffic locations.
  Topic: Temporary Window Covering
Andy in NH

Replies: 6
Views: 3600

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:16 pm   Subject: Temporary Window Covering
Plexi can get quite expensive. If you need to admit light, try UV stabilized construction plastic. Same kind of weave as the ubiquitous blue tarp but is translucent/whitish. I got a roll at a mason ...
  Topic: PTN Conference
Andy in NH

Replies: 1
Views: 1747

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:46 pm   Subject: PTN Conference
I'll be doing a session on glazing and such.
  Topic: Jamb Mortise Roller Sash Holder? 1884[PATENT FOUND-PICS]
Andy in NH

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:43 pm   Subject: Jamb Mortise Roller Sash Holder? 1884[PATENT FOUND-PICS]
Kewl! I think the maple dowel idea sounds good. You may need to coarse sand it lengthwise to start so it is less slippery. Between having the original castings and the scale drawings, it shouldn't ...
  Topic: Jamb Mortise Roller Sash Holder? 1884[PATENT FOUND-PICS]
Andy in NH

Replies: 4
Views: 2228

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:32 am   Subject: Jamb Mortise Roller Sash Holder? 1884[PATENT FOUND-PICS]
Do you have the original roller assemblies or have they been removed?
  Topic: Noise reduction and "reasonably restored"
Andy in NH

Replies: 17
Views: 6988

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:57 am   Subject: Noise reduction and "reasonably restored"
D Square - well said, spot-on and Huzzah! I have come across a number of examples of later sash (made true to the original form) in a building. Preserving the trades shares equal value with preservi ...
  Topic: Cutting curved muntins on a modern router?
Andy in NH

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:09 pm   Subject: Cutting curved muntins on a modern router?
I don't think I have ever come across a steam bent muntin in anything. They have always been cut from larger stock. I make templates and use a W&H type moulder. It takes time but is the cleanes ...
  Topic: Minwax wood filler=Bondo?
Andy in NH

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PostForum: Making Sense of Epoxy   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:28 pm   Subject: Minwax wood filler=Bondo?
I have not been at all impressed with the Minwax product. You can order the Abatron WoodEpox direct from thier website. If you can swing it, go for the full kit.
  Topic: My first project log
Andy in NH

Replies: 51
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:10 pm   Subject: My first project log
You can just stuff the putty into that top rabbet, then push your glass into the center of it (so you have a little bit of back-bedding on the face). If you are concerned about the humidity, leave a ...
  Topic: Putty Analysis
Andy in NH

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:31 pm   Subject: Putty Analysis
One gallon (net weight ) of putty is about 16 lbs. I sell 3 bags (15 lbs) for $48 INCLUDING shipping. Additional advantage of the vacuum sealed bags is less worry over putty drying out.
  Topic: Putty Analysis
Andy in NH

Replies: 172
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:28 pm   Subject: Putty Analysis
A good quality acrylic paint will work just fine for the topcoats. When a high gloss is needed I have been using Rustoleum's water based paint with very good results thus far (though the pain has only ...
  Topic: Putty Analysis
Andy in NH

Replies: 172
Views: 245047

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:17 pm   Subject: Putty Analysis
Hannah,

A few answers;

#2 - whiting/chalk/calcium carbonate is correct. 'Lime" can encompass a wide variety of consistencies so be carefull of that.

#3 - I have had customers who have ...
 
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