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iwalk1



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: 12 over 12 Reply with quote

I have a friend who just put in new windows. (about 25 of them) Old windows were 12 over 12. Sitting in dumpster in his driveway. Is this a sin? What's a friend to do here.
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jade



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Location: Hawley MA

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my immediate response to your two questions:
Yes!
Find a new friend...wink, wink, nod, nod.......

maybe you could convince your friend to store the old sash so that the next person to live in the house will value their historic value and integrity more than he...

the glass in most old 12 over 12s is very thin and mottled with lots of character...they don't make glass like that any more, not even the 'restoration' glass companies.....

alas, it appears to late to talk your (former) friend out of replacing peices of art with pieces of ----....

...jade


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Sean



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 over 12 may be either early 20th century colonial revival, which would be nice to hang on to. Or, 18th or possibly very early 19th century. In which case please save them.

Of course they could be later machine made replacements resembling original sash. Are the uppers in worse shape than the lowers?



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Skuce



Joined: 08 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save them all if you can.

Same with any hardware that you can score.

I'm very sure that any of the window ppl on here would take them off your hands and try and find a new home for them (if you can't find a home for them)

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