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by Tom
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Attempted break in....
Replies: 49
Views: 65072

Re: Attempted break in....

Hey Utopia, I doubt you could find 3" or 2.5" screws in flathead. Its hard to screw them in with just the one slot. I have tried the brass screws and the heads just always strip out. Brass screws just do not seem to work when they are too long. It takes more effort to screw in those long screws.
by Tom
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: best historical looking wood sash windows?
Replies: 32
Views: 15371

Re: best historical looking wood sash windows?

The local utility company offered a good deal on an energy audit. So, I got one. My windows did well. No major air infiltration. I did what I learned here and elsewhere: caulk all around the casings and trim inside and out, spring bronze or whatever around the sash, make sure the window hardware pul...
by Tom
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Attempted break in....
Replies: 49
Views: 65072

Re: Attempted break in....

You know, about a year ago, two knuckleheads tried to break into my house when I was in bed asleep. One was trying to pry the back door open, the other was working on a window. It hacked me off to no end that they were causing harm to my house! This has been my baby for 10 years now. I wanted to wha...
by Tom
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I HAVE COMPLETLY LOCKED THE BOARDS DOWN
Replies: 35
Views: 23041

Re: I HAVE COMPLETLY LOCKED THE BOARDS DOWN

Thanks for looking after all this, Shag.
by Tom
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: best historical looking wood sash windows?
Replies: 32
Views: 15371

Re: best historical looking wood sash windows?

And, BTW, this window guy was great. The wavy glass would cost like $400 for my 32 x 32 windows. I mentioned to him I would love to get wavy glass but for the cost. So, he offered me some wavy glass from somewhere in return for the two upper sashes he was removing from my house. He was working on re...
by Tom
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: best historical looking wood sash windows?
Replies: 32
Views: 15371

Re: best historical looking wood sash windows?

Nice looking home! For $500, you should be getting a lot of work - I am not sure what "re-build" means. But, I paid a good guy $200 to take out two upper sashes and replace with two sashes I rehabilitated myself. He set the glass in one of them and I did the rest of the work - which was basically ap...
by Tom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Reproducing Window sashes, should we?
Replies: 6
Views: 9459

Re: Reproducing Window sashes, should we?

I had some made for my house - a cabinet/wood working shop - they used Western Red Cedar. Another local guy who makes sashes - I met at the old home fair uses Spanish Cedar.
by Tom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: bathroom exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 4544

Re: bathroom exhaust

$500 for an exhaust fan? is that a typo??
by Tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Stucco Pulling Away
Replies: 6
Views: 11501

Re: Stucco Pulling Away

Meant to mention that you can buy pre-mixed stucco patch or mix your own. But, this will be more than I can comfortably handle myself.
by Tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Stucco Pulling Away
Replies: 6
Views: 11501

Re: Stucco Pulling Away

Thanks for the suggestions, Jim. Its a big part of the wall - 3 feet is pulling away - the additional cracks suggest maybe 12 feet totLooks like the best approach is to hire a general contractor, since the stucco repair is significant and the wood framing behind the wall is almost certainly beyond r...