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  Topic: Glue for sash joints
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 55
Views: 31940

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:59 am   Subject: Glue for sash joints
Deciding whether or not to glue sash joints should take the installation into account. Given that people don't know how to select and maintain exterior wood the way they used to, and that the modern c ...
  Topic: The "I want easy to clean windows" argument
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 20
Views: 13960

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:13 pm   Subject: The "I want easy to clean windows" argument
Perhaps a photo gallery of 10 year old "easy to clean" windows would be helpful.
I have listened to people who have a house full of easy to clean windows that are not aging gracefully. Tho ...
  Topic: Weight Pocket Insulation
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 3
Views: 6530

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:16 pm   Subject: Weight Pocket Insulation
I would like to hear good solutions for insulating weight pockets. The interior casing comes off, so they're accessible.
One option is to fix the top sash in place, and use the area formerly taken u ...
  Topic: Tinting GlaZol
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 7
Views: 7579

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:35 pm   Subject: Tinting GlaZol
I just wait a few days, then prime twice with acrylic primer, then paint with acrylic paint. This stands the test of time, behind storms.
  Topic: Glazing Problem
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 14
Views: 9321

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:31 pm   Subject: Glazing Problem
Hi Mike,
I have seen wrinkles like this when the glass heads south. If the glass is a little small for the opening, it can settle over time. The paint wrinkles as a result. I don't know from the pi ...
  Topic: Tinting GlaZol
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 7
Views: 7579

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:23 pm   Subject: Tinting GlaZol
Thank you, Andy and John. I will buy some dry pigments.

Justin, the purpose is to change the color of the putty visible when looking from the interior of a window. One can see the back of the glaz ...
  Topic: Tinting GlaZol
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 7
Views: 7579

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:26 pm   Subject: Tinting GlaZol
Has anyone tinted GlaZol glazing compound? I need to make it work with red paint. Black or red putty would be great.
Thank you
  Topic: odd size wood screws
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 5
Views: 4403

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:51 am   Subject: odd size wood screws
Steve, Try Jamestown Distributors. They're in RI.
Harold ...
  Topic: Glazing on the Big Screen
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 3
Views: 3690

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:28 am   Subject: Glazing on the Big Screen
If you're looking for good glazing at the movies, you can't beat "Sweeney Todd". In one scene, Sailor Boy is serenading Johanna from the street. Johanna is behind a period window sash with a ...
  Topic: Wood Sash Pegs (with Video)
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 6
Views: 13141

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:29 am   Subject: Wood Sash Pegs (with Video)
Thanks for this post, John. This offers an insight into industrial history, showing the transition from on-site window construction by carpenters to water powered factories.

When restoring windo ...
  Topic: Window Corks, for the serious cocooner
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 13
Views: 18568

PostForum: Interior Storm Windows   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:03 am   Subject: Window Corks, for the serious cocooner
Pete and John,
In the seventh picture above, there are instructions on the foam explaining that the installer should put a thermal barrier, like sheetrock, between the foam and air. This is because ...
  Topic: Glass Cleaning
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 12
Views: 9074

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:16 am   Subject: Glass Cleaning
What's wrong with Windex? Clients use ammonia based window cleaner. Is this a problem when the paint is set up, or is it just when the paint is fresh? I'm not arguing for ammonia, I would like to know ...
  Topic: Craftsman Window Project Underway in New Orleans
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 47
Views: 27186

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:15 pm   Subject: Craftsman Window Project Underway in New Orleans
Gregg, The sash look great.
The mullion profile looks different from what I'm used to in New Hampshire from that period. It looks like the interior is not molded at all, just square edged. Is this ty ...
  Topic: African Mahogany for exterior storm windows...excessive?
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 17
Views: 20787

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:36 pm   Subject: African Mahogany for exterior storm windows...excessive?
Allison, If you haven't already done so, check out the storm hardware made by Walter Phelps at Phelps Company, in Brattleboro, VT. Walter makes stainless steel storm hardware that can be used to hang ...
  Topic: Window Rehab Project
Harold Pomeroy

Replies: 66
Views: 36675

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:03 pm   Subject: Window Rehab Project
Semi thread hi-jack

John, I saw that you reccomended California's Storm Stain Penetrating Wood Stabilizer, containing Zinc Naphthenate, in the revised pretreatment section noted above.

Have you ...
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