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  Topic: Siding restoration - REALLY NEED ADVICE!
johnleeke

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:45 pm   Subject: Siding restoration - REALLY NEED ADVICE!
Don, what insulation material is it?
  Topic: Roof insulation
johnleeke

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Views: 4259

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:21 am   Subject: Roof insulation
100 years ago houses were not heated as much as they are now, so there was much less roof top melting.
Heating cables can last 10 to 20 years, but should be inspected at least every other year to ass ...
  Topic: spar varnish what am i doing wrong
johnleeke

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:58 pm   Subject: spar varnish what am i doing wrong
Well, can't tell what is going on from the photo. You will have to explain it with words.
  Topic: Roof insulation
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 4259

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:31 pm   Subject: Roof insulation
Sometimes heating cables install on the roof near the eaves are effective. More here:
https://www.startribune.com/heat-cable-installation/565469132/
  Topic: Wood Storm Relish
johnleeke

Replies: 3
Views: 1492

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:44 pm   Subject: Wood Storm Relish
Sealing with a flexible sealant will keep the water out longer than an epoxy filler, which can eventually loose it's bond with the surrounding sound wood and let water into the joint.
  Topic: Roof insulation
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 4259

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:24 pm   Subject: Roof insulation
I'm not sure what you mean by "ice barrier." Where is the ice forming? Can you provide a photo or illustration of that?
  Topic: Looking for paint scraper blade for wainscoting
johnleeke

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Views: 4653

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:19 pm   Subject: Looking for paint scraper blade for wainscoting
Here's a video on how I make profile scrapers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRmDlaz1WaE
  Topic: Wood Storm Relish
johnleeke

Replies: 3
Views: 1492

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:16 pm   Subject: Wood Storm Relish
Do you have any signs of water getting into the top relishes, like paint peeling to bare wood at the joint of the rail and stile, or decayed wood at the joint?
If the storms are recessed into window ...
  Topic: Fantastic dulux weathershield paint
johnleeke

Replies: 4
Views: 5097

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 3:34 pm   Subject: Fantastic dulux weathershield paint
Your strategy of removing the paint from the face of the bricks and mortar, and repointing is probably good. Remove what paint you can from the face of the bricks, repoint with lime mortar, then don't ...
  Topic: 1930s Casement Window Hardware/Operation
johnleeke

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 9:31 pm   Subject: 1930s Casement Window Hardware/Operation
You might have to judicially trim some wood so the sash will close.
  Topic: Fantastic dulux weathershield paint
johnleeke

Replies: 4
Views: 5097

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:18 pm   Subject: Fantastic dulux weathershield paint
Can you post a few close up photos of the paint conditions?
  Topic: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 8827

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:54 am   Subject: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
You are welcome. Keep us posted on your progress. Take care. Work safe.
  Topic: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 8827

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:42 pm   Subject: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
Deck Boards:
When possible it is best to lay the boards perpendicular to the path of traffic, in this case, the same as the existing boards, which would work if you will be keeping the existing found ...
  Topic: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 8827

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:43 pm   Subject: How to Redo Porch With Solid Rock Foundation?
Dan,
To start off, a series of questions:

Which of my books do you have?

Are you intending to keep the existing framing? That looks like pressure treated wood, can you confirm that?

Do you ...
  Topic: Storm window painting
johnleeke

Replies: 1
Views: 1834

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:42 am   Subject: Storm window painting
Jane, if the bare wood is exposed on the exterior to the weather, I would cover it with blue painter's masking tape and give the tape a quick coat of primer to paint. This will protect the wood from g ...
 
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