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Historic Windows: UV and Thermal Transfer

Historic windows present challenges when it comes to mitigating the effects of UV and thermal transfer. Providing both UV and thermal barri…

Started by John Poole

23 Jan 31, 2013
Reply by Shade Structures

Historical Window Energy Efficiency Upgrade Standards?

Historical Window Energy Efficiency Upgrade Standards?  My name is David Clark, and I am an artisan/craftsman and the Old House Window Wri…

Started by David Clark

11 Jul 13, 2011
Reply by Robert R Gilbert

Historic Windows: Air/Moisture Infiltration

Historic windows almost invariably present two specific challenges to home energy efficiency: 1) Air & moisture infiltration/exfiltrati…

Started by John Poole

1 Jul 10, 2011
Reply by Bill Bradbury

Spanish Style Architecture Wall Construction Details

I have a spanish style home CA 1929 with an addition in the 1970s.  The external appearance is very consistent, indicating involvement by a…

Started by John Nicholas

2 Jun 29, 2011
Reply by Bill Bradbury

Dry Laid Stone Foundation - Exterior Treatment (via John Nicolas)

How do you treat the outside of a stacked stone crawl space wall?  I have specified 2 part spray foam for the inside.  There is much eviden…

Started by John Poole

3 Jun 23, 2011
Reply by David Fay

Two Part Epoxy and Repair of Structural Wood

Does any one have any experience with repairing structural wood with 2-part epoxies? I'm not referring to simply patching surface areas wit…

Started by John Poole

10 Apr 15, 2011
Reply by John Poole

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