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- March 8th, 2012, 2:09 pm
- Forum: Materials & Products
- Topic: Wood as a Material for Window Work (final)
- Replies: 6
- Views: 9561
Jim's reply is right on. "the qualities of the wood" in old windows & sash should be referenced often. If plantation wood is used we should think heavily on how to choose pieces (heartwood vs sapwood, quarter sawn vs plane sawn) & how best to protect them from rot. (especially thos...
Probably the most frequent repair I make. Some "tongues" are not broken as much sculpted by weather or previous repairs. Can we make a recommendation when "tongues are sculpted by more than .........., recommend replacing them with new." One small step maybe to add is to scribe a...
- March 8th, 2012, 1:20 pm
- Forum: Weatherization & Energy
- Topic: Wood Storm, weatherstrip (final)
- Replies: 28
- Views: 21131
What type of incremental gain does the weatherstripping provide beyond good solid (no visual light around the) edges) wood to wood contact? There is a cost in labor & materials so I think we should be sure there is enough additional savings (or documented reductions in air infiltration) between ...
- March 8th, 2012, 12:53 pm
- Forum: Woodwork
- Topic: Repair Decayed Lower Jamb Joint
- Replies: 31
- Views: 21033
Great drawings John & Amy. I try not to dutchman a unless the rot appears 1/2" or more past the sill. My method is to loosen the lower ext. casing & blind stop. (which by the way, is generally in the same condition as the jamb). I gently pick off the rot, dry out the space, harden the p...
- February 24th, 2012, 10:54 am
- Forum: Woodwork
- Topic: Renew Sill, contemporary (final).
- Replies: 10
- Views: 9783
David & John, A couple of questions/ideas in reference to the woodworking; new sill. Can we describe the properties of the wood to be used for a new sill vs the species? Such as, "straight grain, clear of knots/defects, hardwood or disease resistant species of soft wood milled to a similar ...
- July 5th, 2011, 12:40 pm
- Forum: People in the Collaborative
- Topic: The Advisers, introduce yourself here
- Replies: 38
- Views: 30409
John, Coming into this a bit late I think, but no less enthusiastic. Started a window repair, rehab & restoration company 5 years ago. Old Home Rehab, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI. Have saved & improved performance in hundreds of historic residence, commercial building, and non-historic older homes...
Our practice is to assemble the sash with a slightly larger dowel fit into a predrilled hole to a specified depth. We do use a slight amount of glue around the opening to hold the dowel in place. We rationalize a dowel can be easily re-drilled, however a glued joint will be a big problem. Having sai...