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Re: Metal Interlocking Weatherstrip (draft)

Posted: March 21st, 2012, 6:12 pm
by Bob Yapp
Not only is the system still working from the 1890's, I've been able to remove the ribbed track that was nailed on and re-install it with #4 sheet metal screws to get one finger raising and lowering with blower door results similar to what we got at the Summit at Pine Mountain, Kentucky.

Re: Metal Interlocking Weatherstrip (draft)

Posted: March 21st, 2012, 7:38 pm
by johnleeke
120 year life, plus reusable.

OK, I've bumped the life of this system up to "...over 100 years."

I have not run the numbers on carbon footprint, etc., but I bet it would be hard to beat that for durability and sustainability.

Re: Metal Interlocking Weatherstrip (draft)

Posted: April 12th, 2012, 11:59 am
by BirminghamPoint
Bob Yapp wrote:Martin Muller said, "- Under Description I think it is fair to increase from 50 to 80 the age at which this product is still found in good working condition."

I would take it even further Martin. The house I'm restoring now has this system, same that I use today, and it was installed in the 1890's to windows made in 1859. I also see it in my old milwork catalogues from the 1890's.


Why not simply re-word this as, say, "...typically on the order of about 50 to 80 years, but in many cases, this product has been found in good working condition well beyond 100 years" (or something similar)?

Re: Ribbed Metal Weatherstrip (final)

Posted: May 17th, 2013, 8:55 pm
by johnleeke
I have changed the title of this method to Ribbed Metal Weatherstrip, to avoid using specific product names.