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Working Windows A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows

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ISBN-10: 1599213117

ISBN-13: 9781599213118

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Terry Meany

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WORKING WINDOWS: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows, 3rd edition nbsp; Terry Meany nbsp; “The best guide on the subject.”—SeattlePost-Intelligencer nbsp; Older homes are gaining in value, especially when the original craftsman details are well maintained, such as antique lead panes and wood windows. And refinishing beautiful old windows happens to be one do-it-yourself project that a home owner can actually accomplish without professional assistance. This is the only completely illustrated guide to repairing and refinishing every part of an old window, from weather stripping, pulleys, sashes, hopper vents, and casings to old hinges, paint, and glass. Completely updated…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Double-Hung Windows
The Basics
The Details
Typical Problems
Weather Stripping
Sash Pins
Problems and Problem Solving
Opening the Window
Removing the Stops
Windows Nailed Shut
Reinstalling the Stops
Replacing the Ropes
Lower Sash Rope Replacement and Pocket Covers
Installing the New Rope
Removing Both Sashes and Replacing the Parting Beads
Sash Controls
Parting Bead Dimensions
No Pocket Covers
Exterior Casings and Brick Molding
Drilling Access Holes
Duplex Pulleys
Removing Interlocking Weather Stripping
Weather Stripping Reinstallation
Alternatives to Pulleys, Weights, and Ropes
Casement Windows, Awning Windows, Hopper Vent Windows
The Details
Getting Them Open
Removing the Hinges
Weather Stripping
Awning Windows/Hopper Vent Windows
Fixed Windows
The Details
Fixed Single Sash
Double-Hung Fixed Windows
Repairs, Refinishing, Repainting, Weather Stripping, Redemption
A Short Introduction
Safety Considerations
Respirators and Masks
Safety Glasses
Ear Protectors
Disposable Tyvek Suits
Repair Problems
Paint Buildup
Removing Old Paint
Heat Removal
Chemical Removal
Other Solvents
Water Rinse-able "Safe" Strippers
Sodium Hydroxide Paste (Lye)
Environmentally Friendly/Natural
Tank Dipping
Steam Cabinets
Disposing of Debris
Broken Glass and Loose Glazing
Replacing the Glass Yourself
Hackout Tools, Chisels, and Stiff Putty Knives
Heat Gun and Propane Torch
Grinding Wheel
Prazi Putty Chaser
Next Steps... Removing the Glass
Measuring for New Glass
Buying the Glass
Installing the Glass
Limits of Glazing Compound
On-Site Glaziers
Taking the Sash to a Glazier or Hardware Store
Hacking Out the Old Putty Yourself and Having Others Install the Glass
Missing or Loose Glazing
Structural Repairs
Loose Corners
Corner Irons
Nails and Deck Screws
Rotted or Deteriorated Wood
Automotive Body Filler
Rot and Weathered Wood Repairs
Chipped Muntins
Broken Muntins
Sill Repairs
Partial Sill Replacement
Sill Replacement
Missing or Broken Hardware
Cleaning Window Hardware
Replacing Hardware
Fixed Pulleys
Problems with the Weights
Casement Hinges
Sloppy or Tight Fit
Double-Hung Windows
Casement Windows
If Your Casement Is Weather Stripped
Fixed Window Problems
Turning Fixed Windows Into Operable Windows
Double-Hung Fixed
Outswinging Casement/Butt Hinges
Installing Friction Hinges
Weather Stripping
Spring Bronze
Installing Spring Bronze
Spring Bronze and Casement Windows
Interlocking Weather Stripping
Other Materials
Repainting and Refinishing
Oil-Based Paint
Latex Paint
Cleaning Paintbrushes
Stains, Varnishes, Oils, Shellac, and Lacquer
Woodwork: Moldings and Casings
Refinishing and Removal
Stripping and Finishing
Painting, Finishing, and Graining
Stupid Windows, Leaded Glass
Stupid Windows
Pivoting Windows
Leaded Glass Windows
Nontraditional Repairs for Leaded Glass
Screens and Storm Windows
Retractable Screens
Adjustable Screens
Fixed Wood Screens
Full-Screen Replacement
Building Wood-Framed Screens
Screen and Storm Window Hardware
Wood Storm Windows
Making Your Own
Plastic vs. Glass
Aluminum Screens and Storm Windows
Pin Locks
Ventilation Locks
Security Film
Window Grates
Glass Cleaning
General Dirt and Grime
Other Tips
Paint Drips and Overspray
Removing Decals and Stickers
Stained and Leaded Glass
Polishing Your Windows
Glass Cleaner
Shutters and Awnings
Repairs and Maintenance
Repairs and Maintenance
Tools and Materials Appendix
Tool Uses
Material Uses
Tools and Materials
What the World Has to Say About Working Windows