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I haven't met too many guys who push this service, obviously the majority of guys would be working on older homes with old sash
 

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I can do it, but the question was, proficiently...
I can't begin to keep up with a full time glazier, but my end result will be in the ballpark.
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Other.....

Sometimes I do it, sometimes not. If it's part of the job and there aren't too many, I do it.

Takes a couple of hours to get back into the swing of things, but yes, proficient. I use a flexible putty knife, and keep water on hand. If the knife drags a little just dip it in water and it slides like butter.
 

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If it needs to be done I'll do it....probaly average a couple jobs per year that will require windows to be dug out and glazed
12/12's are my favorite...
 

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I can do it, and I do, do it but it's not my most favorite thing to do, I don't advertise it but when I do the initial walk through with the customer I'll point out areas that may need attention, better to know these things up front than as an add on. That way I can build it into the proposal.
 

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"other and explain"

I can do it
Not real well or fast, but I can do it
I don't 'offer' it as a service, but will add it on if it's only a few windows/doors, and I think it might help the close
 

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I like doing it, and have done quite a bit over the years. When I was a little younger my best times were 20-23 minutes for a 6-light 36" sash, now about 30+ minutes. (after about 10 sash to get up to speed)

More on glazing and painting sash:



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6 pane 36 in 30 minutes pretty good John!

I'd be lucky to do 10 in a day!
MOF, I don't think I ever did 10 on the same job.
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I enjoy restoring old wood windows.

Don't like waiting weeks for Dap 33 to skin over.:mad:
haha...I hear that....It's nice to do them first, work on other areas and come back...at least that's how I try to do it
 

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Don't like waiting weeks for Dap 33 to skin over.
The last few years we have been testing 3 or 4 different putties and glazing compounds. They all have different characteristics, and we use each of them occasionally. One that has become our standard, skins over in just a couple of days. It is Sarco Type M, made in Chicago.

You can get more info on it with a Google search "Sarco Type M".

Another interesting putty is Allback Linseed Oil Putty. You can paint it immediately after tooling it in, but you have to use Allback Linseed Oil Paint. It does not wrinkle like with other putties and paints.

John
with no strain he sets the pane
 

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yeah, me too...I'm game for a time saver :yes:
 
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