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  Topic: Weatherstripping.
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 57
Views: 90199

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:46 am   Subject: Weatherstripping.
I think its a good idea, but my initial reaction (before i even got to the end of your post) was the same... it would seem there just wouldnt be enough "meat" left next to the routed slot ne ...
  Topic: Questions about lime mortars and white portland
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 12
Views: 9571

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:42 pm   Subject: Questions about lime mortars and white portland
I'll just paste what ive posted elsewhere on these forums... if youve already read it, I apologize:
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Please do not use Portland Cement for your historic mortar work!
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  Topic: How did you get started in window restoration work?
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 3
Views: 3355

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:42 pm   Subject: How did you get started in window restoration work?
Funny actually.... i wasnt 8 or 10, (much older) but my 1901 house had 2 basement windows boarded over and the adjoining grade had been raised... there were poured concrete window wells that had been ...
  Topic: EPA Set to crack down on FARM DUST
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 3
Views: 3961

PostForum: Garden & Landscape   Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:16 am   Subject: EPA Set to crack down on FARM DUST
so, youre saying the 'gubmint is here to hep us'? I think thats a naive assumption, and although you didnt really make that assumption, you seem to be "neutral" enough to almost be seen as ...
  Topic: EPA Set to crack down on FARM DUST
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 3
Views: 3961

PostForum: Garden & Landscape   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:25 pm   Subject: EPA Set to crack down on FARM DUST
Yes, its in the works...

http://www.news9.com/Global/story.asp?S=12899662
  Topic: Acceptable floor "sag"?
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 10
Views: 7530

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:19 pm   Subject: Acceptable floor "sag"?
The problem is simple. The hot water radiators were added in after the house was built. It was not designed for the load and thus the floor is sagging. Notice the pipes were run up the corner, then bo ...
  Topic: New Lead Paint Rules In Effect in 2010
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 131
Views: 54530

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:16 pm   Subject: Re: EPA/RRP Vacuums
An article on EPA / RRP vacuum's...

http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/industry-news.asp?sectionID=1518&articleID=1309834

Great link & article.... Now I ask, my vac can use a standard filte ...
  Topic: Ugliest Door Contest
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 16
Views: 8423

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:50 am   Subject: Ugliest Door Contest
Yowee! I come back in 1 day and theres alll these door contest pics! yikes, ive got one to submit but it's not gonna be posted here till tonite.. (gotta take pics and stuff.... )

Its a doozy, compl ...
  Topic: Upper story safety
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 27
Views: 11412

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:47 am   Subject: Upper story safety
I hang storms from inside. (I leave the sash in and just tiltthe storm 45 degrees to get it out the opening...no chance to fall out the window, but there is a chance i could drop the storm... they can ...
  Topic: Home owner planning DIY window tune-up
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 3
Views: 2611

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:08 pm   Subject: Home owner planning DIY window tune-up
Hi Phil.

You're definately taking the Safety First approach, and with a family you cant go wrong that way.

Some details I'd add. If you're going to go through all that trouble on a per-room bas ...
  Topic: Parting Beads
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 29
Views: 30065

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:27 am   Subject: Parting Beads
i wasn't really disagreeing with you, i think it's a good practice, just a simple matter of looking at the end of the board before you line it up against the saw fence ;).

just stating that the lik ...
  Topic: period lighting for 1906
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 14111

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:12 pm   Subject: period lighting for 1906
Having a 1901 home of middle class, I'm in the same boat. Its a definate "transitional" styling thing... to add to the difficulties, my home is rife with fleur de lis' everywhere (door fixtu ...
  Topic: Parting Beads
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 29
Views: 30065

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:28 pm   Subject: Parting Beads
I will give you this though, through the years when or if a sash is taken out for repairs and then put back in, at that time there's a pretty good chance that an ill fitting new stop is put back in ...
  Topic: Parting Beads
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 29
Views: 30065

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:47 am   Subject: Parting Beads
I'm not getting this at all. There's no window stresses on parting stop other than weather. all of the failed stops seen or heard about here are done when atempting to remove.

Well, you just gave ...
  Topic: Parting Beads
Mike-in-Maine

Replies: 29
Views: 30065

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:37 am   Subject: Parting Beads
i think it depends on the species.

for species prone to surface checks and end splits, i do my best to pay attention to grain orientation regardless of what the function of the end result is. for ...
 
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