Earlier episode: S19 E4 | Next episode: Publishing on Nov 8, 8pm ET

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In this unique episode of Request This Previous Home, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor explain almost everything you need to know about utilizing, putting in, maintaining and restoring a window.

1st, Kevin explains the anatomy of a window: The sash, stool, sill, jamb, head and facet casings, apron, trim and stiles.

Kevin will take a deep dive into the record and manufacture of glass, the most significant aspect of any window: Single pane, double pane, triple pane, coated, security and so forth.

We dive into how you repair service glass home windows. At the studio, Kevin and Tom get you through protection glass and how it works. Then Tom replaces or repairs numerous windows in various places.

Tom replaces a broken stairway window from the inside of with a tempered glass remedy.

Where to uncover it?

The tempered glass substitute window utilized for this undertaking was tailor made requested from JB Sash and Doorway. Pre-designed tempered glass home windows are commonly restricted to a compact range of sizes. Most window and doorway brands/suppliers can personalized order just about any dimension tempered glass window.

The window film utilised to costume up the tempered glass can be located at the local home centre. The window movie is produced by Artscape the style and sizing is Summer months Magnolia Attractive Window Film, 24” x 36.”

Tom replaces a damaged pane in a basement window.

Where to discover it?

Tom shown how to replace the pane of a single-pane basement window. His strategy will only function with that style of window. For double- and triple-pane windows, the whole unit will will need to be replaced.

The resources Tom applied for this undertaking, which includes the window glazing, glazing factors, substitution glass, and glass cutters, are all obtainable at household centers.

Tom goes to an 18th century house to change antique window sash balancers.

Where to find it?

Tom installed antique window sash balancers made by Pullman Manufacturing of Rochester, NY.

Tom heads to West Virginia to help a home-owner swap damaged sash cords.

Exactly where to obtain it?

Replacement sash wire can be obtained at a hardware store or property centre. The exhibit window that demonstrates how sash weights function was on personal loan from Boston Constructing Sources.

Tom shims a window that has fallen out of parallel owing to inappropriate set up.

Exactly where to obtain it?

The elements Tom applied to correct the window hole, together with shims, the hammer, and the utility knife, can be uncovered at house facilities.

Tom Silva teaches 3 apprentices from our Era Future system how to set up a window sash substitute kit. Of the three selections, it is the easiest and the very least highly-priced. The kit is made up of two jamb liners as well as a leading and bottom sash.

Tom aided a house owner select and set up new electrical power-efficient alternative home windows. Just after measuring the openings, Tom took the property owner to a area house heart, where by he showed her a substitute window with double panes of insulated glass and large-good quality climate stripping. They placed an purchase for two home windows and Tom came back various months afterwards to assistance her with the installation. Tom 1st eradicated the “stop beads” and taken off the aged sash models and the previous storm home windows. He then caulked about the perimeter of the opening and tilted the new window models into position. Following examining to make certain they were centered and plumb, Tom additional shims and screwed the windows in area. He then reinstalled the outdated prevent-beads, caulked all over the perimeter of the home windows exterior, and the set up was total.

Wherever to uncover it?

Tom put in new alternative windows made by: Andersen Corporation (model# 400 sequence “Woodwright”). Anderson alternative windows are available at: The Dwelling Depot

Authentic Air Day: Nov 1, 2020 Period 19 Ep.5 23:43

Products and Solutions from this Episode

Alternative window companies:
JB Sash and Door
Andersen Corporation

Substitution window retailer:
The House Depot

Window movie:

Window sash balancers:
Pullman Producing, Rochester, NY

Show window (for demonstration):
Boston Making Means

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