Sunday, April 4, 2010


Today is Easter!

So we are still waiting to close but because its a holiday weekend I expect it will be slow.

So I am trying to do little things to make my move easier. And I know I have to build a chicken coop before I move in and every good coop needs good windows. So I asked online for free windows to no avail so I went digging and found some :) thanks to my in laws, shhhhh don't tell them.

So like every old thing you find it needs love and these windows needed to be re-glazed. So I told myself I can do that. And if i do them now and bring them with me then install them. One less thing to do once I'm in the house and a chance to slow me down.

So sat. morning I set in to do at least one small window, 6 panes, not bad right? Well note to the readers I have watched on TV someone doing it, once. So I scraped out all the old putty.

Watching out for the old glazing points! These hold the glass in until the putty can set.

As i was scraping the old stuff out i had some spots give me trouble and if you have trouble getting the old glaze out you can use a heat gun to warm it up and make it easier to pull it out with the putty knife. May I say find your self a good strong knife to that you can work it out without it bending all over the place and cracking the window.

Once I got out all the old stuff and it was clean I sanded it down and painted it white. I'm building a red barn with white trim.

Once it was painted i then started to put it back together. I installed new points because the old ones were rusty and bent.

Once the window was pointed it was time to apply the putty and scrape the extra off. I used this stuff for putty:

Apply it and ensure you work it in your hands first to make it work better, but when scraping the extra off ensure the angle you use matches the outside trim line so that you don't see the putty on the outside when the window is done. No matter what I did I could never get the corners to work good.

Here is a video I found that helped me out a lot.

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