Minimum putty rabbet size?
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Matt Shacklady



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Minimum putty rabbet size? Reply with quote

Hi all,

First post to the site as I'm just starting out with sash windows. I hope to make some this year.

Is there a minimum size for the putty rabbet to ensure the glazing is well seated?

Are there differences in size historically?

Matt
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1/4" at the shoulder or bed by 1/2" at the neck is a good minimum size. 5/16" by 9/16" or more will allow for a little more putty and perhaps a longer service life.
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