Buying Sarco Glazing Putty
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jade



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Buying Sarco Glazing Putty Reply with quote

after attending and participating in the traditional building conference in boston last week i thought it might be prudent to get the contact information for sarco putty up to the top of the list on this forum...here is the contact information for the putty i choose to use in my window restoration business...there are many other putties out there...try'em out and find what works best for you......

sarco putty company
5959 south knox avenue
chicago, il 60629
773-735-5577
800-969-7889

ed and denise sarsfield manufacture the putty and are also distributors for other sealants and adhesives. personally, i use sarco multi-glaze type m...at this time, sarco has no email address or website. they do not accept credit cards...you may apply for credit or request a c.o.d. shipment.
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johnleeke
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarco MultiGlaze Type M, Natural color (for glazing indoors, in the shop)
This is a traditional “knife grade” putty that works easily and skins over in 2-3 days.

Sarco DualGlaze (for glazing outdoors, in the wall)
Takes several days to skin over.

Sarco Putty Company
5959 South Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: 773-735-5577 800-969-7889
Denise Sarsfield—office & ordering
Ed Sarsfield—factory & technical

Sold in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 gallon containers, but typically available only in 5 gallon containers. You may have to buy 5 gallons, if they do not have smaller containers in stock ready to go. Pricing is per gallon (approx. as of Jan. 2007): 1 gallon container, $12.90; 5 gallon container is $12.20 per gallon. A recent 5-gallon container shipped to Maine cost $106 including shipping.

Some homeowners trying to buy from Sarco have had difficulty. The key to buying from Sarco is to realize that their typical customer is the professional window specialist, small glass shop, and big window manufacturers. Do not expect the good folks at Sarco to tell you how to fix your windows. Their business is making and selling putty. If you need help fixing your windows or using putty, study the discussions here on the Forum and ask questions.

When you call Sarco, have a name for your “company,” know exactly what you want (Sarco Multi-Glaze Type M), you may be able to order COD, but be prepared to set up an account with them. When they ask if you have or want an account, do not be surprised or confused, simply say "yes, please send the forms." Give them your fax number, and if you don't have a fax, ask them to send the forms by mail. They may ask for commercial credit references, for which you can give any company with which you routinely receive and pay bills, like your electric power supplier, and telephone company.

You can now get smaller quantities of Sarco Type M from Andy:

A 5 lb. bag is now $11.00
Shipping continues at $10.00 for 1 to 5 bags via USPS Priority Mail box.

Andy Roeper
Winn Mountain Restorations
Lyndeborough, NH
603.654.2115

(see the next page of this discussion for photos of Andy's packaging)

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Ms. Chips



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:04 am    Post subject: Re-selling putty Reply with quote

Jade, since you obviously buy a lot of Sarco putty, have you considered re-packaging in smaller containers for us homeowner types. I can't imagine being able to handle, let alone stir up a five-gallon bucket of the stuff. I have 8 - 10 one over ones to restore, but I think a half-gallon might do. I really need this putty! I've got to get the four I've already taken out the frames done before the cold weather sets in - there's no way I can wait for Dap (rhymes with cr*p) to set up. Incidentally, I glazed one window with Dap, dated the glass, and set it aside to set. Guess what? After nearly a YEAR (09/25/06) it's still slightly tacky!
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jade



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

indeed a number of us have considered breaking down the five gallon bucket to smaller containers for sale to others...

i have enough to send you a half gallon now...i will send you an email so you can get back to me....

AMY, I DID SEND YOU AN EMAIL BUT IT CAME BACK AS UNDELIVERABLE..MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS LISTED BELOW...

...jade
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Andy in NH



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Sarco in a bag! Reply with quote

I am one of the "us" that Jade referred to and have started to re-package Sarco putty in response to customer requests. The putty is in 5 lb vacuum sealed bags with extra length so you can roll up the bag to seal it after it has been opened. You can even drop the (unopened) bag in warm water to soften the putty if things are getting chilly. Volume is about a quart (maybe a tad over). If you are interested, please respond to my email address below. If there is enough general interest I will make these available in quantity.

Andy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy:

I'd like to see this packaging. Could you let me know the cost including shipping?

Thanks.

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grandizer



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to turn this board into a marketplace, but I'm very interested in getting enough Sarco to do 6 six-over-six windows ASAP. I'm not really sure how much putty that would be.

If anyone has some that they are interested in selling - especially someone driving distance from eastern MA - please send me an email.

Brian
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is entirely appropriate to promote materials and services here at the Forum, as long as they support our Save Your Old Building philosophy.

Acceptable: marketing linseed oil putty
(we like this stuff and hope you do too)

NOT Acceptable: marketing vinyl replacement windows
(we know where to get them when we need them--not often)

If anyone gets out of line, Jade will be sure to snuff their fuse.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Estimating putty for typical residential wood sash:

35 to 50 lineal feet of glazing per quart of putty.

John (don't shoot me if I'm wrong) Leeke
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jade



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian.....
your best bet is to drop andy an email....

john.....my days of being a bouncer are far behind me but if you try to market plastic stuff here, i might have to syusth!!

....jade
ps: syusth smack you up side the head!
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WindowWoman



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:17 am    Post subject: Eastern MA Reply with quote

I'm here in Topsfield, on the North Shore of Boston. If you want a small quantity of Sarco putty I'd be happy to package it up for you. Of course, my latest Sarco 5 gal container seems to be lost somewhere with UPS and I've got stacks of sash waiting to be glazed...

Alison Hardy
Window Woman
Topsfield, MA
978-561-1062
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Andy in NH



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Sarco Putty now available in vacuum sealed bags[UPDATED] Reply with quote

I am now providing Sarco Type M Glazing Putty in 5 lb. vacuum sealed bags. A preliminary aging test has passed with flying colors - no skinning or hardening found. You can drop an unopened bag into warm water to soften up the putty if things are a bit chilly and there is a 30% emtpy section so that even a freshly opened bag can be easily rolled up and sealed tight.

[Update: 23 Jun 09] Sorry I have not updated this post in some time. My website now has an ordering tool that includes the shipping cost built in - just select the number of bags you wish to order.

Any increment of 5 lbs. is available - just more bags. This comes out of my working putty stock so I usually can fill small orders very quickly.

BTW - Brian has been in touch and will be picking up 2 gallons of putty Saturday as I introduce him to the wonders of the twice-yearly antique tool sale in Nashua.

Andy Roeper
Winn Mountain Restorations
Lyndeborough, NH
603.654.2115


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bleakhill1842



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wanted to let any potential buyers know that Andy's Sarco packaging and delivery was great! I was glad to find it in smaller quantities.

I just removed my first two sash and have begun repairs. John's "Save Your Wood Windows" restoration report along with my extensive notes from the seminar back in May are right next to me while I work.

John, thanks again! I cannot wait to glaze my first pane 10 times!

Josh
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Sarco Putty pricing Reply with quote

Please see my edited message above for current pricing on Sarco Type M by the bag.

Happy Glazing,

Andy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
A preliminary aging test has passed with flying colors - no skinning or hardening found.


Andy, how long was the aging test?

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