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by peter_carroll
March 8th, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: Materials & Products
Topic: Wood as a Material for Window Work (notes)
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Re: Wood as a Material (rough draft)

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...
by peter_carroll
March 8th, 2012, 1:39 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Muntin Rib Repair (final)
Replies: 7
Views: 3283

Re: Muntin Rib Repair (draft)

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...
by peter_carroll
March 8th, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: Weatherization & Energy
Topic: Wood Storm, weatherstrip (final)
Replies: 28
Views: 8097

Re: Wood Storm Window, with weatherstrip (draft)

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 ...
by peter_carroll
March 8th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Repair Decayed Lower Jamb Joint
Replies: 31
Views: 7933

Re: Repair Decayed Lower Jamb Joint

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...
by peter_carroll
February 24th, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Renew Sill, contemporary (final).
Replies: 10
Views: 4233

Re: Renew Sill (draft)

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 ...
by peter_carroll
July 5th, 2011, 12:40 pm
Forum: People in the Collaborative
Topic: The Advisers, introduce yourself here
Replies: 38
Views: 14618

Re: The Advisers, apply or introduce yourself here

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...
by peter_carroll
June 21st, 2011, 7:01 am
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Gluing Sash Joints?
Replies: 14
Views: 6393

Re: Gluing Sash Joints?

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...

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