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  Topic: Wood-Epoxy Repair of Decay Void
johnleeke

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:38 am   Subject: Wood-Epoxy Repair of Decay Void
I use three or four different brands, each has different characteristics that might be needed for a specific wood-epoxy repair. Brands include: ConServ, PCWoody, West System, Abatron, etc.
For a comp ...
  Topic: Another door problem
johnleeke

Replies: 11
Views: 2136

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:32 am   Subject: Another door problem
Use 4 or 5 screws per the sketch above, it will be fine.
  Topic: Make Your Own Putty
johnleeke

Replies: 10
Views: 16589

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:09 pm   Subject: Make Your Own Putty
Making putty in the 19th Century:

Daniel Cooper's, Crown Glass Cutter's and Glazier's Manual, Scotland, 1835
https://books.google.com/books?id=VN5AKdj4QfMC&dq=the%20glaziers%20manual&pg=RA ...
  Topic: Hardware
johnleeke

Replies: 12
Views: 13327

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 am   Subject: New Hardware Suppliers
https://www.boltdepot.com/

http://www.blacksmithbolt.com/
  Topic: What is best for paint removal on the outside and inside?
johnleeke

Replies: 1
Views: 1792

PostForum: Questions & Comments   Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:14 am   Subject: What is best for paint removal on the outside and inside?
Hi Michelle, Welcome to the forum.

Just to give you some overall perspective:
--At lease 30% of the work is providing safe access. We usually do this with scaffolding.
--65% of the work is surfac ...
  Topic: Another door problem
johnleeke

Replies: 11
Views: 2136

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:23 am   Subject: Another door problem
The fold up against the brick face was to be temporary during installation. I did not realize there was this much vertical gap. Folding not necessary. So, not necessary to cut into the mortar like a c ...
  Topic: Another door problem
johnleeke

Replies: 11
Views: 2136

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:37 am   Subject: Another door problem
Attach the lead with small hot-dipped galvanized nails, about every 6" along the edges of the cap board.
  Topic: New Porch Floor
johnleeke

Replies: 7
Views: 1409

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: New Porch Floor
End-Grain
Skip the added moulding.
Treat with an epoxy consolidant if you like, which will give you a 10-15 year maintenance cycle.
Or, treat with the same Storm Clear Wood Life Extender, and plan ...
  Topic: Another door problem
johnleeke

Replies: 11
Views: 2136

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:33 pm   Subject: Another door problem
Consider this:

Shape the new cap to match the old, out of a decay resistant wood like Spanish Cedar or Mahogany. Test fit and shape the board to fit the space so it slopes down to shed water. If us ...
  Topic: Another door problem
johnleeke

Replies: 11
Views: 2136

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:52 pm   Subject: Another door problem
I'd call it a "cap."

It looks like the cap has shifted downward and outward since that mortar was placed. I'd want to find out why it shifted before I made repairs. Do you know when the m ...
  Topic: New Porch Floor
johnleeke

Replies: 7
Views: 1409

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:41 pm   Subject: New Porch Floor
What preservative did you use, how did you apply it? Did you get preservative on the end-grain?
  Topic: Problems (& Solutions) with Allback linseed paint
johnleeke

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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 am   Subject: Problems (& Solutions) with Allback linseed paint
The Allback paint and putty is enough different than the American made paints that it requires special attention, knowledge and skills that are not easily acquired.
I am still testing the Allback pai ...
  Topic: paint removal on a metal Victorian Shingle roof
johnleeke

Replies: 6
Views: 2528

PostForum: Roofing & Flashing   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:00 pm   Subject: paint removal on a metal Victorian Shingle roof
OK, it sounds like you are on the right track in trying to figure this out. Your research and testing methods seem good. Don't let my recommendation above unnecessarily confuse you.
That sounds right ...
  Topic: paint removal on a metal Victorian Shingle roof
johnleeke

Replies: 6
Views: 2528

PostForum: Roofing & Flashing   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:31 pm   Subject: paint removal on a metal Victorian Shingle roof
For the best source of paint removal chemicals just call the manufacturer of the product. If they don't sell directly they will give you the name of dealers who will sell it. The manufacturer or the d ...
  Topic: paint removal on a metal Victorian Shingle roof
johnleeke

Replies: 6
Views: 2528

PostForum: Roofing & Flashing   Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 pm   Subject: paint removal on a metal Victorian Shingle roof
The best way to remove the remaining paint without damaging the existing roofing is probably with paint removal chemicals that soften the paint so it can be scrubbed off.

Yes, it can be difficult t ...
 
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