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  Topic: storm windows and screens
DBowers

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:44 pm   Subject: Tenon Construction
John

We use a blind tenon of about 1 1/2" long
  Topic: storm windows and screens
DBowers

Replies: 21
Views: 17205

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:24 pm   Subject: Strom window seal
John

It is a silicon bulb seal, kerf mounted.
  Topic: storm windows and screens
DBowers

Replies: 21
Views: 17205

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:49 am   Subject: Update on New England Storms
New England Storms David Bosken has retired as of last summer. Olde Window Restorers http://www.oldewindowrestorer.com/woodstorms.html in Weare, NH has taken over making his design. The storms are a t ...
  Topic: Sash Cord & Chain Renewal, weights & pulleys.
DBowers

Replies: 13
Views: 26893

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:39 pm   Subject: Shortcut to sizing the sash cord
I do not cut the cord to length but take a loose end of the rope and using sash chain (similar to others in this post) to pull the sash cord over the pulley to the bottom of the weight pocket. I then ...
  Topic: Steaming Paint from Doors
DBowers

Replies: 3
Views: 3437

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:39 am   Subject: Steaming Paint from Doors
Andy:
I did not experience any problems of swelling in this experiment. The door was heavily painted so steam intrusion beneath the paint was minimal. The fact that the whole door is not in a cabinet ...
  Topic: Steaming Paint from Doors
DBowers

Replies: 3
Views: 3437

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:05 pm   Subject: Steaming Paint from Doors
I have had quite a few calls about removing paint from doors. Several people had built boxes large enough to do doors but the size and mass was too much for a single steamer or even two. I had been us ...
  Topic: painting sash video
DBowers

Replies: 10
Views: 7094

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:27 am   Subject: Video on sash painting
The first time I painted a six lite sash, it took me 1 1/2 hours. I said to myself, I am going to get very hungry at this pace. Now I paint a six lite sash in about 15 minutes. Key is technique and pr ...
  Topic: Lead-Safe Work: HEPA vac & vacuum scraper
DBowers

Replies: 7
Views: 20643

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:24 pm   Subject: Proscraper now Available at Olde Window Restorers
After purchasing a Proscraper about 10 days ago, I was so satisfied that I became a reseller. The flurry of dust and chips is practically eliminated from the work area. View the video at the link belo ...
  Topic: Web site
DBowers

Replies: 4
Views: 16885

PostForum: The Business Side, Vermont, 2004 & 2006, Jacksonville 2007   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:23 am   Subject: Webste development
For the most part I use 1st Page, a free WYSIWYG editor with a number of drop and drag and automated features. There are a lots of developmet tools and services on the web that supply templates and fi ...
  Topic: Steam box (do it yourself)
DBowers

Replies: 11
Views: 23588

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:49 pm   Subject: Steam Cabinet Video
There is now a flash streaming video on Olde Window Restorers Website demonstrating deglazing of sash using the steam cabinet.

http://www.oldewindowrestorer.com/steamcabinet.html

Should be view ...
  Topic: Steam box (do it yourself)
DBowers

Replies: 11
Views: 23588

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:58 am   Subject: Update on Tuff-R steam cabinet for deglazing and stripping
I expanded the use of the Jiffy Steamer by building a steam cabinet of Tuff-R insulation and used the Jiffy as my steam source (without modification). I have steamed over 40 sash thus far using the ca ...
  Topic: Putty Analysis
DBowers

Replies: 172
Views: 245045

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:14 pm   Subject: Aqua Glaze Experience
I have done more than 30 sash using Aqua Glaze. It has a sticky quality to it when first taken out of the can. I mix the contents a bit before trying to use a new can. I take a couple golf ball size s ...
  Topic: tilting windows
DBowers

Replies: 11
Views: 14543

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:09 pm   Subject: Vinyl Jam Liners
John & Jade: Although I have not used them, I have seen them used on a variety of windows such as rope and pulley or ones without any balance. You can check them out at Blainewindow.com.

I ha ...
  Topic: Improving window energy efficiency through spring balances
DBowers

Replies: 9
Views: 12410

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:55 am   Subject: Weight Pocket Insulation
I have several customers that are requesting this solution. I have been doing research on multiple types of insulation. I have reservations about using foams and am considering fiberglass batting not ...
  Topic: GLASS CLEANER
DBowers

Replies: 5
Views: 8679

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:55 pm   Subject: Window Cleaner Recipe
Here is one that I like: It makes a quart:

28 ounces water
1 TBS white Vinegar
4 ounces isopropyl rubbing alcohol
Couple drops of dish soap

The alcohol makes it dry streak free and removes g ...
 
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