|Mike in Arkansas
||09-24-2012 12:43 PM
Re-glazing windows. Will this work??
Iím removing my 1920ís window sashes to make needed repairs including removing the old glazing and glass, cleaning up the wood then re-bedding and glazing. Iím okay at glazing but It occurs to me that instead of using traditional glazing compound, letting it cure and painting it I could use some kind of white plastic material (nylon, acrylic, polywhatever) machined to a wedge shape. The glass would be embedded in a bead of silicon and then use another small bead of silicon to attach the plastic wedges around the parameter and provide a seal, mitering them at the corners. The windows will never be exposed directly to the elements except sunlight as storm windows will be permanently attached. Previous to installing the glass and wedges I could paint the bare wood channels using one of the thin epoxies made for sealing wood. Am I overlooking something or is it simply not a good idea? Thanks.