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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Just glaze them like you do with primary sash, double strength glass.

How did your All Florida window workshop go?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:54 pm    Post subject: Storm ventilation Reply with quote

"* Include "ventilation ports" in the bottom rail of the storm."

What kind of ventilation do you provide and where? Just 4 weeps holes at the bottom of the storm so there is some air exchange and any bulk water can run out along the sill or do you recommend providing more and different kind of ventilation?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drainage of water from the sill underneath the edge of the storm is a different function from ventilation.

I usually install wooden storms with a full 1/8" gap all along the bottom edge of the storm to allow for drainage. Ventilation ports are a completely separate feature.

A ventilation port is usually a series of 1" to 1.5" diameter holes drilled through the middle of the bottom rail, or a slot 1" to 1.5" by 6" or 8". The holes or slots are covered with a sliding or pivoting lath of wood or sheet metal.

Ventilation ports are more common in the northern tier of states and up in Canada, where storms are left up for the longer winters and a little fresh are might be needed during the winter, or in order to clear condensation between the storm and the primary sash.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:29 am    Post subject: A couple good articles Reply with quote

Check out these at Finehomebuilding.com
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/making-storm-windows.aspx
and
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/building-divided-lite-storm-sash.aspx
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both of these articles show the ventilation ports I mention above.
Although, they show modern doweled joints, which I think are not quite as good as traditional mortise and tenon joints. Even doweled joints would be better than plastic storms or replacement windows.

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Mortising Reply with quote

I can chop 6 mortises with a chisel and mallot faster than setting up my mortiser. If it's more than 6 I set up the mortising attachment on my Rockwell drill press. I chop by hand about once a month and setup up the drill press attachment about once a year. If I ended up doing more than that I probably get a simple bench-top mortising machine for a few hundred dollars: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/questions-and-answers/benchtop-mortisers
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