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  Topic: One day putty?
woodturner

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:53 am   Subject: One day putty?
I'm working on a project where I need to complete window maintenance in two days. Already tried replacing the putty with the window in place, waiting two weeks for Glazol to cure, coming back and rep ...
  Topic: how to seal the peak of a slate roof?
woodturner

Replies: 2
Views: 4978

PostForum: Roofing & Flashing   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:31 am   Subject: how to seal the peak of a slate roof?
The peak of the slate roof over the entryway has a "gap". It appears the prior owner may have sealed it with roofing cement, which is now dried and pulling away.

What is the "right& ...
  Topic: Window Repair, Rehabilitation and Replacement
woodturner

Replies: 2
Views: 4152

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:11 am   Subject: low e glass
Looks like low-e glass in a storm window may be the "sweet spot" for retrofitting.

Anyone know of a source for low-e glass? Would any of the window films provide a similar benefit? I'm ...
  Topic: Window Repair, Rehabilitation and Replacement
woodturner

Replies: 2
Views: 4152

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:29 am   Subject: Re: Window Repair, Rehabilitation and Replacement

A good set of slides from a talk at the Building America Experts meeting, 11/14/20011, showing how traditional windows relate to the rest of the building and common treatments, with excellent graphi ...
  Topic: Glazing Points (with Video).
woodturner

Replies: 25
Views: 78916

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:58 am   Subject: Glazing Points (with Video).
I usually don't recommend buying at the greedy corporate owned big box stores, but Lowes is now listing the spade point at their website:


Has anyone successfully bought them?

Both Lowes and H ...
  Topic: 1930's vintage window sashes
woodturner

Replies: 0
Views: 3259

PostForum: House Parts Exchange   Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 1:09 pm   Subject: 1930's vintage window sashes
18 sashes 27" x 29", six light
12 sashes 27" x 30", single light

These have Curtis Silentight weatherstripping and hardware.

Located in Western Pennsylvania, make me an offe ...
  Topic: Steam Paint Removal (with video)
woodturner

Replies: 95
Views: 265416

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 1:01 pm   Subject: Steam Paint Removal (with video)
All the videos of Steam Paint Removal in one place:

Hi, John,

What is the "portable steam generator" used in this video?

Is there something different about it that allows the paint ...
  Topic: Studies and Experts Prove Saving Windows is Better
woodturner

Replies: 7
Views: 28609

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:38 pm   Subject: Support from an unexpected source
Found this in the JLC newsletter today:
"If the existing windows were in good condition even if they were no better than single-glazed windows with fitted storms their high-tech replacements ...
  Topic: Window Procedure: 9. Sash Glazing & Painting (Video).
woodturner

Replies: 124
Views: 188797

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:07 am   Subject: plaster?
John,

My recollection from your glazing demo on the conference is that you suggested mixing some plaster dust with the putty before applying it.

I have been doing this, and I am having some trou ...
  Topic: alternative source for whiting?
woodturner

Replies: 5
Views: 7799

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:19 pm   Subject: alternative source for whiting?
I'm having trouble finding whiting locally. Whiting is just calcium carbonate, isn't it - which is also chalk?

I'm wondering if white marking chalk, like that used with a string line, would be a g ...
  Topic: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
woodturner

Replies: 12
Views: 11242

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:19 pm   Subject: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
Got the sashes out, and the glass out, and discovered that the glass in the lower sash, which is a single light, is held on one side by a groove rather than a glazing rabbet.

Any tips or guidance f ...
  Topic: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
woodturner

Replies: 12
Views: 11242

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:18 pm   Subject: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
Thanks for the ideas. In these windows, the weatherstrip is fully enclosed in the sash - but I think if I pull it out a little to get it started, your method should work. Probably easier than pulling ...
  Topic: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
woodturner

Replies: 12
Views: 11242

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:06 am   Subject: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
Thanks for the patent links - the first one is pretty close to my windows.

I have ordered Meany's latest version - the copy I have now is quite old, and the newer version seems to have many more pa ...
  Topic: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
woodturner

Replies: 12
Views: 11242

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:56 am   Subject: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
Is there a limit of three pictures per post? It wouldn't let me attach this picture to the last message.

Anyway, here is the weatherstrip picture.
  Topic: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
woodturner

Replies: 12
Views: 11242

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:53 am   Subject: Any ideas how to remove these sashes
I didn't see your message until this morning, but last night while taking the other pictures I did notice some screws.

What I thought were "wood strips" are in fact a variation on interlo ...
 
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