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by johnleeke
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Interior Air Panels (aka Interior Storms)
Replies: 2
Views: 36656

How to pay for interior air panels

How to pay for interior air panels You could set up a program for homeowners that starts with an initial energy saving treatment that is easy to implement with very limited cost, that saves energy dollars, which can be used to preserve the windows. For example, in the northern states with a winter h...
by johnleeke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 31
Views: 107910

No Back Bedding

A little historical perspective might sometimes explain the lack of back bedding. Since at least 1820 the trades manuals and workers journals say that it was best practice to bed the glass for long term durability and considered a cost cutting shortcut to not bed glass. Sealing the interior joint be...
by johnleeke
Mon May 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Poor Boy Steam Box Deglazing
Replies: 6
Views: 57481

Adding a second steamer?

Is adding a second steamer worthwhile? Here is some more theory on adding more steam. I got a lot of this from a buddy who is a steam engineer and designs industrial steam processing. Getting the whole box up to temperature is not a great concern because the heat is transferred to the paint and putt...
by johnleeke
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Whiting
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Whiting

Bruce, welcome to the Forum!

Store whiting in any tightly sealed container to keep moisture out. For larger amounts I used a 5-gal plastic bucket, for small amounts a reused plastic yogurt container.
by johnleeke
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Making Window Sash
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Making Window Sash

Here is the article I wrote on making window sash with ordinary woodworking shop tool and equipment:

https://gpaelgin.org/wp-content/uploads ... w-sash.pdf

Click on "post reply" to leave comments and questions on sash making.
by johnleeke
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Glazing Points & Point Drivers
Replies: 14
Views: 58910

Re: Glazing Points & Point Drivers

Setting points with a woodworking chisel:

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by johnleeke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Assess & Document Conditions
Topic: Assessment Methods
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Assessment Methods

References to assessment methods: A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Historic Wood windows for Repair and Restoration by Steven R. Marshall, RRC, CDT, LEED AP; Olga Hathaway; and Catherine Matathia, PE, LEED AP presented at the 2 9 t h R C I I n t e R n a t I o n a l C o n v e n t I o n a n d Tr a ...
by johnleeke
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Whiting
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Whiting

Whiting is a fine powder used to polish oil residue off of glass after glazing. Chemically, it is calcium carbonate. The original whiting was chalk stone ground to a powder and sifted or bolted for different particle sizes. Most Whiting today is limestone ground to a powder. You can usually get whit...
by johnleeke
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Old Aluminum Storms, Maintenance & Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Re: Old Aluminum Storms, Maintenance & Repairs

I have painted aluminum storm on a couple of projects, for appearance, to change the color. I don't recommend painting aluminum for protection. It usually does not need it for protection. If aluminum storms get painted, some knowledgeable painter in the future will probably paint them again and clog...

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