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Felt weatherstripping


Posted by Russell Kruse on October 9th, 1999 06:13 PM
In reply to double hung window weatherstripping by Tom Gardner on September 12th, 1999 12:46 PM [Go to top of thread]

I rebuilt 2 8'x3.5' windows circa 1867 about 5 years ago. I planed the sashes a little on the sides, and used felt that comes in rolls from Home Depot and other stores. The felt can come in various widths, but I used 1/5" and tacked the felt into the side framing with copper coated nails. I tacked it in DEEP so the sash wouldn't rub. That covers the sides. I also planed the sashes a little on the top of the top sash and the bottom of the bottom sash, to cover the thickness of the felt after the window is closed. I placed the felt on the top of the top sash and the bottom of the bottom sash. Finally, I tacked felt on the bottom, inside facing piece of the top sash, so that it would seal when the windows are closed. And I used a window lock to keep everything tight in winter. Russ

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