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by Fanner
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7249

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

Here are the "grommets" - I have no idea what else to call these. The 1 on the right is for the top sash and the 1 on the left is for the bottom 1...
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and here's a shot of 1 of her windows:
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by Fanner
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7249

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

Here is the control mechanism on my nieces windows... Thoughts on how to refurbish these? Redo2012-06-21_15-51-40_465-1.jpg The top is on the left.... A rope and pully system on 1 end and a long spring on the other. These are set through the long grooves along the side of the sash - where the ropes ...
by Fanner
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: New member here
Replies: 27
Views: 5609

Re: New member here

:shock: Stunning! Thanks for the peek inside - your stairway is so inviting and "homey" feeling. It just makes you want to come in and sit a spell. And that is without furnishings! And attic pictures ~ YAY!! I LOVE attic shots - it is constant turmoil for me between the potential for expansion into ...
by Fanner
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: New member here
Replies: 27
Views: 5609

Re: New member here

Oh my goodness, what an amazing house!! Your window project would throw me over the edge - I have simple 1 over 1 double hungs that are almost more than I can take :wink: Thanks so much for posting pictures - and of coarse now I want to see inside... :mrgreen: Edited to add : Welcome officially! We ...
by Fanner
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7249

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

Interesting new twist with this window - I was not able to get one of the weights out through the pocket door. I jimmied and pushed and pulled and banged, but with the length of the weight I just couldn't angle it out through the hole. I had to tie the cord by reaching through the hole... So cutting...
by Fanner
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7249

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

I have heard the the Spot cord is best - I have been ordering Sarco type M on line for putty, so I have this goofy idea that I should at least patronise "Mom-n-Pop" hardware store for their cord... it does have the nylon core, so I am hoping to get some longevity out of it. After a bit of crafty jim...
by Fanner
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing water stains on wainscoting
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: Removing water stains on wainscoting

Yikes - I know that frantic, sickening feeling all to well. Right down to the water pouring out of the light fixture in the ceiling :shock: Our pantry flooded a few years back (similar story) and the water ran down the doors. They were stained quite severly in some places... Ours are a light shellac...
by Fanner
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: More in progress pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 10423

Re: More in progress pictures

Wow! I so humbly bow down to you folks who so painstakingly strip paint from the trim in your homes :shock: Thankfully the only painted surfaces in my house are the window sash - not the trim or aprons etc - just the sash. And I am HATING stripping just that minimal surface area. I am totaly fascina...
by Fanner
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 100 Year Old Wainscoting Re-finishing tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 12644

Re: 100 Year Old Wainscoting Re-finishing tips?

I put the denatured alcohol in a spray bottle and then spritz, rub with fine steel wool, wipe the grime away with a paper towel and repeat. The steel wool will work the bumps down. It almost re-distributes the shellac - then you should have a nice smooth surface for your fresh coat of shellac. Can't...
by Fanner
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7249

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

I have literally been cruising the alleys in hopes of finding glass large enough- I thought I hit the jack-pot when a local church held a sale last fall; $5 a sash for the windows they had replaced in their parsonage (a large 3 story built within 5 years of our home!), beautiful sash too - none of i...