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by johnleeke
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Assess & Document Conditions
Topic: Initial assessment of windows I want to save
Replies: 9
Views: 12398

Re: Initial assessment of windows I want to save

I think Patrick may be referring to the system of painting and glazing sashes as described in the instructions for using Allback's Linseed Oil Putty and paints.
by johnleeke
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Loose Sash Joints
Replies: 4
Views: 7534

Re: Loose Sash Joints

Check to see if your glass will still fit in its opening if your close the gap.

Be sure to clean any junk or debris out of the gap before clamping it closed. For that the "crack took" is very handy, see it in use in this video at 6:29:

by johnleeke
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Excessive Sash Play between Jambs
Replies: 2
Views: 11187

Excessive Sash Play between Jambs

A common condition is when there is too large of a gap between the side edges of the sash and the jambs, which allows the sash to move sideways, back and forth, between the jambs. There should be a little gap all along the edge, perhaps something just over 1/16", but if the gap is more than 1/8...
by johnleeke
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Loose Sash Joints
Replies: 4
Views: 7534

Re: Loose Sash Joints

If the joint is loose or has an open gap that you want to close, then the procedure in the video should be good.

If you want confirmation on this, show some photos of the mortise & tenon joints.
by johnleeke
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Glazing Points & Point Drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 48904

Re: Glazing Points & Point Drivers

For larger pane like that I would use triangular points or the larger #2 diamond points. Both of these points can be placed more-or-less deeply to account for the width of the shoulder of the glazing rabbet.

Once the putty sets up it is the putty that holds the glass in.
by johnleeke
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Painting Frames, Sills and Casing
Replies: 5
Views: 17278

Re: Painting Frames, Sills and Casing

If the bottom edge of the bottom rail and the bottom ends of the stiles are in good condition, then paint is not usually needed. If they have deteriorated due to excessive moisture (and the source of that moisture is likely to continue) then they may need repairs and painting is probably a good idea...
by johnleeke
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 28
Views: 90527

Re: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

That's right, so you would not want to use Penetrol where moisture is expected to be high and susceptible mildew and fungus. All of this work is a balancing act, you have to balance the needs of the work with the materials available and methods that can be implemented--there is no absolute right or ...
by johnleeke
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Sash Cord & Chain Renewal, weights & pulleys
Replies: 2
Views: 30078

Sash Cord & Suppliers

Sash Cord Be sure to use true sash cord, not clothesline, or ordinary cord. I have seen cord made in China labeled “sash cord”, but it was low quality cheap goods not suitable for hanging sashes. Keep in mind that it is common practice in corporate manufacturing to sell a brand name or product name...
by johnleeke
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 28
Views: 90527

Re: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

For easiest compatibility when coloring oil-based putty use "earth colors," which are ground up stone and are very chemically stable and non-reactive. Grout usually has a lot of very chemically active binders in it--who knows how it will react with your putty. Usually dry powdered concrete...
by johnleeke
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Deglazing, and paint removal (with Video)
Replies: 3
Views: 18633

Re: Sash Deglazing, and paint removal (with Video)

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