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by johnleeke
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Painting Frames, Sills and Casing
Replies: 5
Views: 16484

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: 27
Views: 85411

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: 29362

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: 27
Views: 85411

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: 17169

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

Lynn Stasick demonstrates his custom made steam chest in West Virginia:

by johnleeke
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Poor Boy Steam Box Deglazing
Replies: 5
Views: 44246

Poor Boy Steam Box Deglazing

1148788_618756954836406_1334404555_n.jpg This is the "poor boy's sandwich steamer," that we use for ad-hoc onsite sash work. A foam board panel (partially in view at the right edge of the photo) is laid on top of the wood frame. The horizontal "sandwich" is made of two pieces 4'...
by johnleeke
Sat May 31, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Assess & Document Conditions
Topic: Initial assessment of windows I want to save
Replies: 9
Views: 12102

Re: Initial assessment of windows I want to save

To add a photo to your post: When writing the post, scroll down to the "Upload Attachment" section. Click on the "Browse button," which should bring up your computer's file selection feature, then select a file. Then click on the "Add the file" button. Then click on the...
by johnleeke
Sat May 24, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Lead-Safe Work
Topic: Clam-shell Floor Containment
Replies: 0
Views: 10594

Clam-shell Floor Containment

This is a version of the floor containment that can be folded up to contain the debris. Materials This materials list is for a containment with 5' x 8' overall size. The sizes of the wood strips and plastic sheeting can be adjusted for other overall sizes. (4) 1x3 x 4' wood furring strips (1"x3...
by johnleeke
Fri May 09, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing Putty & Rabbet Pre-treatment Test
Replies: 1
Views: 2814

Sash Glazing Putty & Rabbet Pre-treatment Test



Sample panels for side-by-side field testing of various glazing compounds and putties and their adhesion to various pre-treatments of the glazing rabbets.
This brief update was done on 5/9/14. The tests were placed in 2005 and 2007.
by johnleeke
Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Interior Storms (aka Interior Air Panels)
Replies: 1
Views: 31323

Interior Storms (aka Interior Air Panels)

Air Panels (update: 12/20/18 new plastic film and tape recommendaions; 1/1/16 new source for air panels; 1/20/14 with tips on lumber, painting and sash pulls; 1/31/13 with more tape product names and test results) Have you heard about the clear film you tape over your windows to keep the cold winte...

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