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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:50 pm    Post subject: plans/photos of interior storm windows? Reply with quote

I was wondering whether you have any photos of the interior storm windows or instructions/supply list that you could share? I read the article online, but am having trouble envisioning how they stay in place.

I assume you just make a basic frame from thin wood & attach plastic to it. Are you using the plastic from one of those window film kits? Is there anything to hold the frame in the window? Do you have to seal where the storm frame & window frame meet?

Thanks for your help! They sound like a much better option than taping up plastic every year.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I read the article online,


Where did you see the article online? I've only seen it in the printed edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram newspaper.


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I was wondering whether you have any photos of the interior storm windows or instructions/supply list that you could share? am having trouble envisioning how they stay in place.


The printed edition had the step-by-step method, listed the skills needed, tools and materials, and showed three photos of making and installing the storms. This all should be in the article you read. Where did you see the online article? Maybe they didn't include the whole article.

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I assume you just make a basic frame from thin wood & attach plastic to it. Are you using the plastic from one of those window film kits? Is there anything to hold the frame in the window? Do you have to seal where the storm frame & window frame meet?


Correct. I make the frame from clear straight-grained pine 3/4" x 1". Window film kits is the source if you are making a few. If you are making 10 or 15 it will cost less (about $70) to get a roll of graphics-grade shrink wrap plastic at the Artist's & Craftsman Supply, or any good pictureframing supplies shop. The roll has 500 feet in it. That's a lifetime supply for your house and enough left over to give to give some to all your friends and neighbors who think your interior storms are the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info!

I ran across the article "WARMING TREND ; Do-It-Yourselfers May Want to Try One of These Techniques for Insulating Windows to Keep Heat From Escaping This Winter" at http://www.ebuild.com/guide/resources/product-news-print.asp?id=81924 via a google search. I assumed it was the one mentioned on your homepage, since it mentioned you & your interior storms, but it must not have been. Oh well. At least it pointed me in the right direction!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the tape you are using to hold the frames in place? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, could these windows help with the cooling of the house in the summer?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tape is not used to hold the frames in place. The interior storm frames are held into the window frame with a screw driven into the corners of the window frame right in front of the storm frame at a 45 degreen angle, with one screw at each corner of the frame. This keeps the interior storm from shifting inward when the wind is blowing outside.

The interior storms could help with cooling in the summer if you are running air conditioning and don't want to open the windows. Here in Maine during the summer we prefer to open the windows and have fresh air.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:08 pm    Post subject: Window frame article Reply with quote

I can't seem to get the full text of the article from ebuild.com. And when I went to the Portland Press HErald, it offered to sell me the article for two dollars, minus the photos. Argh! Can anyone email it to me?

joshuaviktor@yahoo.com

THANK YOU.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've posted all my notes and photos on how to do it at:

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=193

Good luck with your windows!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does look like spam, but I'll let it stand since it's close enough to being on topic. If hector posts any more spam he's outta here!
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