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by johnleeke
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Muntin Rib Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 12982

Muntin Rib Repair

Muntin Rib Repair Update: 9/1/14, see red notes for updates See the book for more details and photos of each step: Save America’s Windows, page 52, 2013, second edition Condition to be Treated: Split, broken or weathered and worn out muntin rib. Description: These thin fragile strips between the gla...
by johnleeke
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Best natural finish for wood sashes?
Replies: 1
Views: 8349

Re: Best natural finish for wood sashes?

Welcome to the Forum! I want the finish to penetrate the wood and be a matte or low sheen finish...Is there something I could mix the linseed oil with to make the finish more durable to protect the wood from mold or fungus on the rest of the windows I'll be refinishing? Your three requirements, non-...
by johnleeke
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Deglazing, and paint removal (with Video)
Replies: 3
Views: 19448

Sash Deglazing, and paint removal (with Video)

Deglazing is removing the old putty and the glass pane from the sash. Deglazing might be necessary to replace the pane or to take apart the sash for further repairs. Often deglazing must be carefully done to preserve the glass for reuse. There is no secret or product that makes removing the glass pa...
by johnleeke
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Double Glazed Sash
Replies: 2
Views: 3774

Re: Double Glazed Sash

Scott Tripp and I had this related discussion over on Facebook: Scott: John re your post, I am guessing the early double glazing system you speak of used wood and putty not a insulated glass unit. With IGUs (Insulating Glass Units with two panes of glass sealed at the edges) most issues are with the...
by johnleeke
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Double Glazed Sash
Replies: 2
Views: 3774

Double Glazed Sash

The book, Details of Building Construction , is cool because it shows double-glazed sash and double-sashed windows were used way back in 1899. http://saveamericaswindows.com/forum/download/file.php?id=7&mode=view http://books.google.com/books?id=bIY5AQAAMAAJ&dq=%22clarence%20a%20martin%22&am...
by johnleeke
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Weatherstrip Sashes
Topic: Can a traditional window be truly energy efficient?
Replies: 0
Views: 10438

Can a traditional window be truly energy efficient?

Can a traditionally detailed and constructed window be truly energy efficient?
by johnleeke
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 28
Views: 92968

Priming & Painting, detailed procedures

Here is the detailed procedure I use to prime and top coat both sides of sashes at the easel. A curved painting rail is screwed to the easel posts so the sash leans on the rail, just the arrises of the upper stiles touch the painting rail so the rail does not disturb the wet paint. (update: 8/2016 m...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Sash Cord & Chain Renewal, weights & pulleys
Replies: 2
Views: 30445

Sash Cord & Chain Renewal, weights & pulleys

Here is the basic procedure to replace broken sash cords: (update: 5/21/15 added link to side stop adjuster discussion, 4/4/13 added link to shared weights discussion) -- Remove the lower sash , by taking off one of the interior stops at the side of the window that holds it in place. -- Remove the u...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Glass
Replies: 0
Views: 12808

Glass

(update: 5/14/16, PDF file download on cylinder glass, new bent glass source) Types of Window Glass Crown Glass was common in the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was hand-made by blowing molten glass into a hollow sphere, cutting the end of the sphere open and then spinning the sphere into a thin ...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Weatherstrip Sashes
Topic: Weatherstripping
Replies: 3
Views: 38384

Weatherstripping

(updates: 12/16/14 rolled spring bronze installation with video; 7/7/13 link to V-bronze video) Weatherstripping limits air flow around the edges of the sashes and is often installed to improved the energy performance of the window. Introduction Ventilation When creating an energy-efficient home thr...

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