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jomercer



Joined: 30 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: making storm sashes Reply with quote

I give up--I can't find anyone to make storm sashes for my 1925 bungalow. The only guy who would even talk to me came out to look at the house on Monday. When he called me at work (while standing in my yard), the conversation went something like this:


The Guy: Now, what do you want to do to these windows?

Me: I'm taking off the aluminum triple-tracks so I can put up the 18 wooden storm sashes you're going to build for me.

TG: Dontcha know they're a lot of work and upkeep?

Me: Yes.......

TG: Well, why would you want to do that?

Me: Because...triple...tracks..don't...belong...on... that...type...of...house....

Tg: Oh. Well, I'll hafta get back to ya.


Needless to say, he's not called me back.

So I guess I'll make them myself, but I need some instructions. I can't find anythinbg on the Web, and I don't remember any of the details from the storms on my childhood 1922 home or my grandparent's 1914 and 1930 homes.

All I know is that they had nifty articulated brackets that held them open/closed, a screw hook-and-eye for "security" and two hanging brackets on the outside of the window frame.

What do you say, folks?
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johnleeke
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk with John Spencer at:

http://www.spencerworks.com/

he specializes in storms.

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jade



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Location: Hawley MA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also you may want to contact www.newenglandstorms.com
traditionalbuilding.com will have lists of storm window makers and hardware suppliers......

try calling a local mill or sash maker...preservation associates in hagerstown may be able to direct you to someone who is sensitive to historic structures--301-791-7880...

don't give up---you are on the right track, no triple pun intended!

good luck....
....jade
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