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  Topic: Anyone know of a book on repairing old door hardware parts?
Mic-Hal

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:23 pm   Subject: Anyone know of a book on repairing old door hardware parts?
I wondered if there was a book or booklet preferably picture heavy, on repairing Door handles, open close and lock mechanisms etc.

I found a few short things online but not comprehensive. Anyone kn ...
  Topic: Window Glass.
Mic-Hal

Replies: 31
Views: 30521

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:04 pm   Subject: Window Glass.
my house was built in 1929 deffinately has wavy glass and some bubbles
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f153/captjacsstrumpet/June11picsfromWeirtonHouse782.jpg

notice the top panes especially. I ...
  Topic: Putty Analysis
Mic-Hal

Replies: 172
Views: 240056

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:28 pm   Subject: Putty Analysis
John, It is so much easier to rehab and glaze them mentally while sitting at the computer!

My mother always told me about the power of positive thinking, perhaps if I THINK hard enough they will al ...
  Topic: This old house video on insulating Weight rope pockets
Mic-Hal

Replies: 1
Views: 2784

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:21 pm   Subject: This old house video on insulating Weight rope pockets
John have you viewed the Video
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20051453,00.html

I know you like to leave room for air circulation but this method looks to me like you would still have so ...
  Topic: Abatron question
Mic-Hal

Replies: 2
Views: 1951

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:06 pm   Subject: Abatron question
John,
I have another question about this. I was just thinking, suppose I find that I have minimal damage and perhaps only some amount of weather checking on the outer sills, that sort of thing.
I ...
  Topic: Question about spring bronze
Mic-Hal

Replies: 3
Views: 2057

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:57 am   Subject: Question about spring bronze
Other than cost, I would think that it would make the sash easier to open/slide if it went against the spring bronze all the way up, in addition to looking cool.
I know not to paint the sides of the ...
  Topic: Abatron question
Mic-Hal

Replies: 2
Views: 1951

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:07 pm   Subject: Abatron question
Most of my windows seem to be in decent shape from what I can tell but they are still covered in a LOT of old curling paint
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f153/captjacsstrumpet/June11picsfromWeirt ...
  Topic: Question about spring bronze
Mic-Hal

Replies: 3
Views: 2057

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:36 pm   Subject: Question about spring bronze
The flat kind. Is there any reason not to use it all the way up the channel between the stops? Most of the time I see it being cut just a bit above the lower sash when it is in the down position?
  Topic: Are there vinyl STORM windows? and if so who makes them?
Mic-Hal

Replies: 1
Views: 1370

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:00 am   Subject: Are there vinyl STORM windows? and if so who makes them?
I googled and found almost nothing on vinyl Storm windows. Only aluminum or wood.
I also read several places that say that aluminum ones draw away more heat than they save.

So I thought well why ...
  Topic: My first project log
Mic-Hal

Replies: 51
Views: 17096

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:11 pm   Subject: My first project log
I have several good scrapers and a good commercial steamer, it is getting to the windows etc that is a problem for me since I am disabled, and hubby just does not have the time, and also has health is ...
  Topic: My first project log
Mic-Hal

Replies: 51
Views: 17096

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:15 pm   Subject: My first project log
Thanks that is helpful since I have seven kitchen windows that are very close to that size, and I plan to get the Gold series myself. Though I have a lot of stripping and repairing of the windows them ...
  Topic: My first project log
Mic-Hal

Replies: 51
Views: 17096

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:24 pm   Subject: My first project log
Yes, TDL has it right. It's buried in the brochure. Even the guy at Home Despot was surprised when I pointed it out. (Of course, that's not hard to do; many of those guys don't have a clue.) That ...
  Topic: Re pointing with Hydralic cement in small areas?
Mic-Hal

Replies: 0
Views: 2271

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:00 am   Subject: Re pointing with Hydralic cement in small areas?
I have a 3 story brick home and most of the joints are in good shape but there are a few small places, probably the biggest is a 2 sq ft section near the ground where the mortar is missing and where t ...
  Topic: ? regarding modifying steamer
Mic-Hal

Replies: 2
Views: 1624

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:35 am   Subject: ? regarding modifying steamer
That's good to hear as that is what we ended up doing. For some reason when I read the instructions and even seeing the pictures I thought it was all part of ONE procedure.

Thanks
  Topic: ? regarding modifying steamer
Mic-Hal

Replies: 2
Views: 1624

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:57 am   Subject: ? regarding modifying steamer
John, I have your book Steam Paint removal and for some reason up until today I thought that you had to saw off the face plate on the steamer head even if you were going to use Vacuum attachments. I w ...
 
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