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

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Rowman & Littlefield
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This definitive book covers the operation, care, repair, and restoration of all kinds of wood windows, along with chapters on weather-stripping, repainting, and refinishing.
  

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Great book. Helped me with my work. Also had a great reference for for plantation shutter repair parts.

Contents

The Basics
1
Typical Problems
4
Pulleys
7
Sash Pins
9
Problems and Problem Solving
11
Removing the Stops
18
Windows Nailed Shut
21
Reinstalling the Stops
22
Broken Muntins
114
Sill Repairs
118
Partial Sill Replacement
120
Sill Replacement
124
Missing or Broken Hardware
125
Replacing Hardware
128
Problems with the Weights
130
Sloppy or Tight Fit
132

Replacing the Ropes
23
Lower Sash Rope Replacement and Pocket Covers
24
Installing the New Rope
29
Removing Both Sashes and Replacing the Parting Beads
34
Sash Controls
39
Parting Bead Dimensions
42
No Pocket Covers
43
Exterior Casings and Brick Molding
45
Drilling Access Holes
46
Duplex Pulleys
50
Removing Interlocking Weather
52
Weather Stripping Reinstallation
56
Alternatives to Pulleys Weights and Ropes
59
The Details
61
Getting Them Open
62
Removing the Hinges
63
Weather Stripping
65
Awning WindowsHopper Vent Windows
66
The Detils
67
Fixed Single Sash
68
DoubleHung Fixed Windows
70
A Short Introduction
71
Safety Considerations
72
Respirators and Masks
73
Safety Glasses
75
Gloves
76
Ear Protectors
77
Disposable Tyvek Suits
78
Paint Buildup
79
Heat Removal
80
Chemical Removal
81
Other Solvents
83
Sodium Hydroxide Paste Lye
84
Environmentally FriendlyNatural
85
Scraping
86
Steam Cabinets
89
Disposing of Debris
90
Replacing the Glass Yourself
92
Grinding Wheel
93
Buying the Glass
95
Limits of Glazing Compound
100
OnSite Glaziers
101
Structural Repairs
102
Corner Irons
103
Nails and Deck Screws
105
Rotted or Deteriorated Wood
107
Automotive Body Filler
108
Epoxy
109
Rot and Weathered Wood Repairs
110
Muntins
113
Casement Windows
134
If Your Casement Is Weather Stripped
136
Fixed Window Problems
137
Turning Fixed Windows Into Operable Windows
138
Installing Friction Hinges
142
Weather Stripping
143
Spring Bronze
144
Spring Bronze and Casement Windows
149
Foam
151
Other Materials
152
Paint
153
Cleaning Paintbrushes
156
Stains Varnishes Oils Shellac and Lacquer
158
Varnish
160
Oils
163
Shellac
164
Lacquer
165
Molding and Casings
167
Refinishing and Removal
170
Stripping and Finishing
172
Painting Finishing and Graining
174
Graining
175
Stupid Windows
177
Leaded Glass Windows
178
Nontraditional Repairs for Leaded Glass
179
Screens
181
Fixed Wood Screens
182
FullScreen Replacement
183
Building WoodFramed Screens
187
Screen and Storm Window Hardware
188
Wood Storm Windows
189
Making Your Own
190
Plastic vs Glass
192
Pin Locks
194
Ventilation Locks
195
Security Film
196
General Dirt and Grime
198
Other Tips
199
Paint Drips and Overspray
200
Polishing Your Windows
201
Awnings
203
Repairs and Maintenance
204
Shutters
205
Tools and Materials Appendix
207
Material Uses
210
Resources
215
Miscellaneous
218
Index
221
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Terry Meany has repaired thousands of windows in the Seattle area, earning him the nickname Mr. Window.

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