Approach to Seat Windows in Very Thin Muntins
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Approach to Seat Windows in Very Thin Muntins Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm embarking on the process of restoring the windows in our house. I've got the first pair of sashes out and mostly stripped, thanks to the a advice here and the book, which my wife purchased for me last year. :) I need some guidance with respect to setting the panes back into the windows.

The muntins are very thin. In addition, they are quite 'short'. Eg, the muntin ribs don't stick up very far above the glass. If set a piece of glass in the opening dry, the rib in many openings sticks up only 1/16" or maybe 1/8" above the glass.

Should I attempt to try and get points to hold the glass and glaze as normal? I'm not sure I can even get points in some places. Is there another approach more appropriate for this situation? Maybe a special type of point?

When I pulled the windows out, there was a tack nail driven perpendicular into the frame in the most every corner of the opening holding the panes down. Maybe this is why. Also, coincidentally, a couple of the panes were broken in the corners.

I'd like to do it the right way.

Thank you,
Steve Chamberlin



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Steve, the Fletcher point driver...

http://www.amazon.com/Fletcher-Terry-07-500-Fletcher-Master-Driver/dp/B000DZF41W

Shoots flat, very thin glazing points. They are less than 1/16th thick, probably 1/32". Any amount of putty should hide them, however small.

It's not an air tool, it's spring driven, works like a staple gun.

The gun itself is a bit pricey, but it solves your problem ;).

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be that the ribs are simply "worn out" and need to be replaced. See page 52 of the book, Save America's Windows, for the basics on this method. Then, head on over to the SaveAmericasWindows.com website for important updates to this method:
http://saveamericaswindows.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5202

Here's the latest on the various points and point drivers:
http://saveamericaswindows.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6

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sdchamberlin



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pointers. Very much appreciated!
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