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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Questions oninswing Casement windows 1930 Cabin, Reply with quote

Love this site. Have read John's book. I have searched the site and not seen an issue like I have.
Just purchased a 1930's Cabin with inswinging Casement windows that are actually in good condition(very little rot, generally function well opening and closing. Plan on stripping them and redoing the putty which has degraded badly.
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The biggest issue I have is that there is no weatherstripping on any of the windows. I am interested in adding this to the windows and I am looking for direction on what is the best route to take. I know Spring Bronze is something I am looking into, but do not know how to choose the size or the best product for my situation.

The Drip molding at the bottom rail seems typical for an inswinging casement. It again has no weather stripping and I am confused what to put in that location.

There are all ready exterior storms on all of the windows. I have been told they are in good condition and are of high quality.

I can easily attach pictures if that helps. I have had little until recently little luck finding anyone willing even to consider replacing some of the sills that have some rot. That person may be willing to do the weatherstripping but I want to know the best way to do it and possible would like to try and do it myself.

Otherwise all the contractors just look at the windows and say "Oh those are old and leaky, you should replace them all." Yikes.

Thanks for any Help.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry, welcome to the Forum!

Go ahead and post some photos, we'll need them to give you some specific advice.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inswings are a bit tricky insofar as weatherstripping the bottom. I use 1-1/4" Flat Spring Bronze with the free side facing outward. If there is a seam between the lower rail and the drip molding, I bend the leading edge of the free side (before installation) downward to prevent the lip from binding at the seam. The sides and top are done with Tubular EDPM.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feed back. Here are some photos.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more pics, Have found someone to replace, repair the rotted sills that are present. Had a local window restorer who said adding weather stripping would by too labor intensive to undertake. So very interested in your opinion. If you need more detail be happy to send it to you. Have reglazed, stripped and painted over 20 windows so far. Sorry about the time lag in delay but never got notification that someone had responded to my post,

Thanks again!



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I set your account so you should get reply notifications.
Can you post a photo or two of the bottom of the bottom rail?
Who is your local window specialist?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are some pics of the bottom rail, hope it shows enough, all have the window upside. All the casements have the same detailing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry one more not good at attachments.


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