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by johnleeke
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 32
Views: 115754

How to keep window cleaners from damaging new putty. With oil putties I always advise ABSOLUTELY NO window cleaning until one full year after glazing and painting to allow the putty and paint to fully cure and firm up. Then follow the step-by-step window cleaning method in the Window Preservation St...
by johnleeke
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Survey and Document Windows
Topic: 1950s & 1960s Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 50351

Re: 1950s & 1960s Windows

Repairing windows made after the 1980s:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZseYlL1r4lY
by johnleeke
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Mending Broken Glass
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

Mending Broken Glass

It is possible to glue the edges of broken window pane glass back together. It takes a special adhesive that has the same refractive index as glass, so that the glued line does not show. Try LocTite Glass Glue. Readily available, low cost, refractive index similar to most window glass so joint is no...
by johnleeke
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Meeting Rail Replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 1945

Meeting Rail Replacement

(update: 6/16/19, details on blank stock) It would take at least two hours to repair the rail, so I decided to replace it with a new one since that would take less than 45 minutes. 7lEDVRyggnE Procedure 1. Assess Conditions Weather checks Catch screw holes Splits Ring checks Broken tenons Decision: ...
by johnleeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Organize a Window Project
Topic: Procedure for Organizing a Window Preservation Project
Replies: 3
Views: 12375

Re: Procedure for Organizing a Window Preservation Project

If a lot of the windows are the same size, take the sash from one or more in a little used back room and board up those windows. Then use those sash as temporary sash to fill the openings as you work around the rest of the building. This leaves the occupants with most of the windows working--good fo...
by johnleeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Steel Sash Pins, removal
Replies: 2
Views: 4592

Re: Steel Sash Pins, removal

I now use little tiny miniature pointy vicegrips to pull the pin. Not the best quality tool, but entirely adequate for pulling pins.
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https://www.amazon.com/SE-9866LP-Self.../dp/B00DE8HFBM
by johnleeke
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Sill Decay Pockets, stabilize
Replies: 0
Views: 2460

Sill Decay Pockets, stabilize

Decay pockets in sill can be stabilized for 1 to 5 years by covering them with painter's tape, and priming and painting over the tape.

Video:
by johnleeke
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 32
Views: 115754

Cracked Glass when pushing points

To avoid cracking the glass when pushing points: - Rock the putty knife and point from side to side, which eases the point into the wood. - Use an angled putty knife so the force of driving the point is directly towards the wood and not angled down onto the glass as with a straight putty knife. http...
by johnleeke
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing Easel
Replies: 5
Views: 41324

Re: Sash Glazing Easel

Erin, excellent !

Who are you training with?
by johnleeke
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Poor Boy Steam Box Deglazing
Replies: 8
Views: 62232

Re: Poor Boy Steam Box Deglazing

The wood does get wet, but the moisture soaks into the wood only about 1/16" to 1/8" deep, and this is only where bare wood is exposed to the steam. Where there is paint and putty the moisture may not penetrate the wood at all, or at most 1/16". The shorter steaming times reduces how ...

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