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  Topic: Weatherizing aluminum storm windows
slugboy6000

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PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:26 pm   Subject: Weatherizing aluminum storm windows
After almost 10 years, the adhesive foam tape on the backside of my aluminum storm windows is beginning to fail. A little mold is visible on my interior jambs where wind driven rain has found my lins ...
  Topic: Problems (& Solutions) with Allback linseed paint
slugboy6000

Replies: 152
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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 am   Subject: Problems (& Solutions) with Allback linseed paint
That's my understanding of it. I remember reading that turpentine was a relatively larger molecule and did not improve the penetration of linseed oil...which seems to be poor. I have my doubts after ...
  Topic: Pine Tar for wood roof shingles?
slugboy6000

Replies: 6
Views: 17942

PostForum: Roofing & Flashing   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:05 pm   Subject: Pine Tar for wood roof shingles?
Hey, thanks Keon... very interesting stuff.
Lime wash and coconut oil are new to me.
I will have to give it some thought.
I may just let my wood be wood in the end...
  Topic: Problems (& Solutions) with Allback linseed paint
slugboy6000

Replies: 152
Views: 233246

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:49 pm   Subject: Problems (& Solutions) with Allback linseed paint
2016 was the application of Allback's premixed white with zinc. I noticed failure 2018..peeling at the bottom of the trim and mold anyway regardless of the premixed zinc. I have on the very same por ...
  Topic: Pine Tar for wood roof shingles?
slugboy6000

Replies: 6
Views: 17942

PostForum: Roofing & Flashing   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:12 pm   Subject: Pine Tar for wood roof shingles?
Thanks for the tips Keon. I'll test out some different products and recipes on my outbuildings and see what works best. I'd like to know long a pine tar, linseed oil and pigment based exterior based ...
  Topic: Pine Tar for wood roof shingles?
slugboy6000

Replies: 6
Views: 17942

PostForum: Roofing & Flashing   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:49 am   Subject: Pine tar and linseed wood treatment
Sorry to dredge up an old post, but has anyone seen Mr. Wagstaff around online? It's been awhile, but I'd love to hear how his experiments with pine tar and linseed oil worked out. I'm contemplating ...
  Topic: Make Your Own Putty
slugboy6000

Replies: 10
Views: 28931

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:36 am   Subject: glazing putty failure
John, thanks for your comments and pointing me back to this thread. (Original thread here: http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1256)

The details:
--I made glazing putty using RAW l ...
  Topic: Home made glazing putty failure
slugboy6000

Replies: 2
Views: 6992

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:35 pm   Subject: Home made glazing putty failure
I should clarify... My windows are behind aluminum storm windows, and although they aren't painted, i opted to use a raw linseed oil/beeswax/turpentine finish (because I hate paint).
  Topic: Home made glazing putty failure
slugboy6000

Replies: 2
Views: 6992

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:30 pm   Subject: Home made glazing putty failure
Hi there,
I made glazing putty by mixing raw linseed oil and limestone powder. After maybe 3 years of use, the putty most exposed to the sun has begun to flake and curl. The putty was allowed to cur ...
  Topic: Boiled Linseed Oil
slugboy6000

Replies: 15
Views: 25291

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:44 pm   Subject: hand refining linseed oil
I don't know what to do about mildew, but I have been experimenting with hand refining flax oil using the techniques on Tad Spurgeons website.
http://www.tadspurgeon.com/justoil.php?page=justoil ...
  Topic: Make Your Own Putty
slugboy6000

Replies: 10
Views: 28931

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:48 pm   Subject: linseed oil putty drying time
It's an old post, but this is perhaps the only linseed oil putty recipe I found. Info is scarce, so I'd like to add my experience on using a home made linseed oil putty.

I used raw linseed oil ...
  Topic: new sash finishing
slugboy6000

Replies: 0
Views: 4178

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:09 am   Subject: new sash finishing
I just finished building, and glazing my first four sets of sash. It took me a long time, but I even made my own putty thanks to this website.

Now I'm looking for a non-toxic finish. I've been ...
  Topic: Building new windows
slugboy6000

Replies: 30
Views: 41001

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:49 am   Subject: Building new windows
John's joggle image seems to have broken, here it is.
  Topic: sill pitch, air sealing single-hungs, pan flashing
slugboy6000

Replies: 2
Views: 5621

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:57 pm   Subject: sill pitch, air sealing single-hungs, pan flashing
Thanks John! I like the birch bark idea, I'll have to keep my eyes open for some nice pieces.
  Topic: sill pitch, air sealing single-hungs, pan flashing
slugboy6000

Replies: 2
Views: 5621

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:23 pm   Subject: sill pitch, air sealing single-hungs, pan flashing
Hello all,

I'm a novice builder, planning to build some single-hung, single-light windows. I've been reading as much as I can, but have a few questions I was hoping you could help me with.

1) ...
 
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