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  Topic: Glazing Putty vs Caulk: The Definitive Response?
Neal Yonover

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:06 pm   Subject: Glazing Putty vs Caulk: The Definitive Response?
Greetings All!

A funny thing happened today that raised an interesting question.

I've been using linseed oil-based putty to successfully glaze glass on wood windows for over a decade. No callbac ...
  Topic: New Coating/Sealing For Old Exterior Door?
Neal Yonover

Replies: 2
Views: 6777

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:34 pm   Subject: New Coating/Sealing For Old Exterior Door?
John,

That is excellent. Thanks.

Working on the door in place really makes it possible.

I do have a few questions.

<<From the photos it's hard to tell if it actually needs complete f ...
  Topic: New Coating/Sealing For Old Exterior Door?
Neal Yonover

Replies: 2
Views: 6777

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:07 pm   Subject: New Coating/Sealing For Old Exterior Door?
Greetings all!

This is a perennial topic, but I have a few quirks that I hope will make the question worthy of consideration again.

I have to resurface a really old, really heavy, wooden door (s ...
  Topic: Transom Operator Hardware
Neal Yonover

Replies: 0
Views: 3070

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:56 pm   Subject: Transom Operator Hardware
I'm trying to repair the spring clip that locks the rod holding the window in place.

While I'm hoping it's just a matter of repairing or replacing the spring, I'm wondering if anyone knows a sourc ...
  Topic: Nomenclature and Approach
Neal Yonover

Replies: 3
Views: 2721

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 4:51 pm   Subject: Nomenclature and Approach
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The wooden ventilator. We're hoping for interior access because a scaffold seems the only safe way to get access. There's an iron gate around the yard, so no access for a bucket a ...
  Topic: Nomenclature and Approach
Neal Yonover

Replies: 3
Views: 2721

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:32 am   Subject: Nomenclature and Approach
Greetings, all!

I hope I'm in the right area with these questions.

I've been asked to restore the trim details in this photo (A, B).

Can anyone tell me what they're called, especially A.

I ...
  Topic: Reattaching Slumping Plaster
Neal Yonover

Replies: 1
Views: 4005

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:56 am   Subject: Reattaching Slumping Plaster
I have to repair some plaster walls that are starting to separate from the lath.

I've re-read John's helpful 1989 JLC "Tips on Plaster Repair."

I'm wondering how a relatively new produ ...
  Topic: Unidenfied Baseboard Material
Neal Yonover

Replies: 0
Views: 2748

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:11 pm   Subject: Unidenfied Baseboard Material
This started out as a plaster repair and it's now evolved into a baseboard repair mystery.

A parged outside brick wall forced water through an inside plaster wall. The bowed plaster pushed the 5-1/ ...
  Topic: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
Neal Yonover

Replies: 10
Views: 9789

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:19 pm   Subject: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
Here's an update on the situation and the latest challenge.

I've spoken to John Speweik and sent some photos of the situation. He seems to have a very good grasp of what's going on. The challenge i ...
  Topic: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
Neal Yonover

Replies: 10
Views: 9789

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:32 pm   Subject: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
How convenient. I just happen to have a chunk.

Consider it enroute.

Thanks.
  Topic: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
Neal Yonover

Replies: 10
Views: 9789

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:22 pm   Subject: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
That's reassuring.

I will contact him directly. Though, unless traffic is cooperating, Elgin, to the west of Chicago, is only marginally closer than Maine.

Also, any thoughts about the baseboard ...
  Topic: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
Neal Yonover

Replies: 10
Views: 9789

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:29 am   Subject: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
Thank you for the very welcome information. I will search out the source of the water.

In the interim, I've removed the wet plaster on the interior. The keys crumbled into dust and were easily vacu ...
  Topic: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
Neal Yonover

Replies: 10
Views: 9789

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:25 pm   Subject: Portland Cement Over Brick -- Now What?
My aunt has a circa 1856 brownstone. Someone told her that tuckpointing the outside of the building near the ground was unnecessary and that portland cement (?) over the bricks, covering an area 3' hi ...
  Topic: Proper Deck Cleaning and Preservation
Neal Yonover

Replies: 3
Views: 5262

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:08 pm   Subject: Proper Deck Cleaning and Preservation
Thanks, John.

As usual, it's exactly the information I was looking for.

In addition, the (latest) question is, if percarbonate is the way to go, is there a difference between brands and configua ...
  Topic: Proper Deck Cleaning and Preservation
Neal Yonover

Replies: 3
Views: 5262

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:56 am   Subject: Proper Deck Cleaning and Preservation
Greetings from a new member!

I've been trying to figure out what to use and how to clean a client's weathered deck (fourth story of a building in Chicago, and probably pressure-treated, but so weat ...
 
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