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Old 08-17-2019, 05:46 PM   #21
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The green looks nice. I can certainly appreciate your skills reglazing those windows, too.

I wish I was proficient at glazing windows but it was never my strong suit. I'm actually very mediocre at glazing windows.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:32 PM   #22
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@Alchemy Redux I doubt I'll take on many more such jobs, they are kind of a PITA.
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I've done many window restorations. We pull the sashes and bring them back to the shop.

Often, the glaze is far gone and easily chipped out with anything handy. If not, I've used the fein multitool with the scraper blade to get after it. If that doesnt work, I'll use the standard carbide wood blade and cut along the muntins.

I did 26 on my own house awhile ago, which included restoration of the pullys and weights and new spring bronze weatherstrip.

In retrospect, I wish I would have used bulb weatherstrip on the meeting rails and sills, but I was getting pretty fed up towards the end of it.

Hard work, but worth it
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Satin impervo on the inside, which needs some touch up here and there
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Those are 114 years old, but operate smoothly now. I have vinyl replacements in most of the house (not my doing) but the originals are still in the living room and sunrooms.
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Those are 114 years old, but operate smoothly now. I have vinyl replacements in most of the house (not my doing) but the originals are still in the living room and sunrooms.
Are you doing the exteriors as well. Looking pretty good inside!
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These are the dormer interiors, sadly, new hardware needed to be supplied because the original was beyond redemption. The first room is yet to be painted, thus the mess of the walls.



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Are you doing the exteriors as well. Looking pretty good inside!
I did the exterior of the sashes, but sadly skimped on the exterior frames. My glazing is too wide, my window trim is wrapped in faded coil stock, and there's only 24 hours in a day.

We're going to reside the house (or move), so I'll handle that next time I have some down time.

I applaud your window restoration, because I know how time consuming it is. Wood window is minimum $1000 per opening...restoring makes good sense. Sure, you might pay an extra $50 or so a month in heating during the winter, but it would take a long time to recoup the expenditure on new, and when you buy new ones, they'll be shot in ten years.
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I have all of the old hardware, which I put in a crockpot to strip. My wife wanted the rubbed bronze and they were antique brass, but I've got them socked away for the next change in tastes.
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I applaud your window restoration, because I know how time consuming it is. Wood window is minimum $1000 per opening...restoring makes good sense. Sure, you might pay an extra $50 or so a month in heating during the winter, but it would take a long time to recoup the expenditure on new, and when you buy new ones, they'll be shot in ten years.
Interior mounted storms and the old windows are more efficient and easier on heating bills than new!
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4 done, only 6 to go. I Expect to be doing this most of NEXT summer

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Old windows with counter-weights require that a large area next to each window remain un-insulated. I read that the net effect of this on an entire home is equivalent to leaving the front door open all the time.

Later versions use a spring loaded counterbalancer at the top of the window that takes up very little room and allows the window to remain insulated around the entire perimeter.

So while I am in favor of restoring windows, I would much prefer that they be upgraded to the spring counterbalancer.

Functionally and aesthetically is will be identical; but it will have much better insulation.

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Old windows with counter-weights require that a large area next to each window remain un-insulated. I read that the net effect of this on an entire home is equivalent to leaving the front door open all the time.

Later versions use a spring loaded counterbalancer at the top of the window that takes up very little room and allows the window to remain insulated around the entire perimeter.

So while I am in favor of restoring windows, I would much prefer that they be upgraded to the spring counterbalancer.

Functionally and aesthetically is will be identical; but it will have much better insulation.

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There are many ways to go on this type of stuff. Mine were double hung, so I made the upper sash fixed and added rigid foam in the weight pockets, eliminating the cords and weights for the upper sash. I don't personally care about the energy efficiency, but it was easier for me to do it that way, and I tightened it up a bit.

If one was to be a stickler for original, I'd have kept the double hung functionality...I pretty well got tired of the damned windows and took the easier way out.

I saw someone install PVC pipe chases for the weights and spray foam it all in place. I think that would be a good option to retain the original system and add energy efficiency.

The springs are another option, but I really like the way the old stuff worked...ropes and gravity.
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