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  Topic: Fantastic dulux weathershield paint
johnleeke

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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
Views: 600

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: 315

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: 574

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: 574

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: 574

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: 437

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 ...
  Topic: Soundproofing Windows
johnleeke

Replies: 4
Views: 729

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:35 am   Subject: Soundproofing Windows
Jeff, three basic strategies sound mitigation:

--improve resistance to air infiltration, since sound waves travel in the air

--have two or more panes that have different thicknesses or mass, sin ...
  Topic: Detecting & Mitigating Moisure
johnleeke

Replies: 0
Views: 405

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Detecting & Mitigating Moisure
Detecting & Mitigating Moisture

Leeke Articles:

"Detecting Moisture; Methods and Tools for Evaluating Water in Old Houses," Old House Journal, May/June, 1996.
  Topic: Wood-Epoxy Repair of Decay Void
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 12982

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:07 pm   Subject: Mixing Different Systems and Old Products
Can I mix epoxy products from different manufacturers in the same wood-epoxy repair?

I would not mix systems from different manufacturers in a wood-epoxy repair, since each uses base materials and ...
  Topic: Position of glass in glazing windows
johnleeke

Replies: 1
Views: 631

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:17 pm   Subject: Position of glass in glazing windows
I usually place the bottom edge of the glass right on the bottom rail, so the edge of the glass is on the neck of the glazing rabbet. After glazing I always keep the sash upright (with the bottom rail ...
  Topic: No weight pocket doors?!
johnleeke

Replies: 17
Views: 17314

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:02 pm   Subject: No weight pocket doors?!
Are they sized to allow removal of the weight or just re attach a new sash cord?

Usually the weights are removed to replace the cords.

I’ve read that the top of the access door should be just ...
  Topic: Borate Treatment for Wood Sash.
johnleeke

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:47 am   Subject: Borate Treatment for Wood Sash.
I always follow the maker's recommended concentration rate of 1 fl.oz. to treat 6 board feet of wood. Remember "board feet" is the volume, not the surface. I usually dilute the Bora-care 1:1 ...
  Topic: Best Brand of Paint?
johnleeke

Replies: 3
Views: 7401

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:14 am   Subject: Best Brand of Paint?
In my experience it makes little difference which topcoat paint is used. I know, I know, most everyone has an opinion on paint and one they love or hate. It *is* good to use a paint consistently to ge ...
  Topic: Warranty
johnleeke

Replies: 0
Views: 518

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:08 am   Subject: Warranty
I don't offer a warranty. A warranty is a legal construct designed by and for the benefit of manufacturing corporations to get consumers to buy their products when both the corporations and consumers ...
 
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