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Double Sash Window Renovations

 
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One of the projects I am working on for gardening and renovating in Longview, WA is doing double sash window renovations.

This is one of the maintenance hatches I was working on getting access to. I had to remove some of the trim to get off the decorative panel that was covering the board that is front of the maintenance hatch.



I finally got access to the board covering the maintenance hatch and opened it up!



I still needed to take out a few more of the windows, so, I did that! It took me awhile!



I pulled out the broken sashes from the windows, so I can replace them later after I sand, repaint, and reglaze the windows.



These are all of the windows after I had removed the old broken sash cords from them.



This is the big box of weights and pulleys that I will be needing to clean up.



And this is me trying to clean up the pulleys with a sonicator and some soapy water. So far, it's not working too well for me.

 
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This is fantastic! I have an old farm house full of these windows and have only managed to get the sash cords replaced in one of them. I have about 16 left...
 
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Hi Caleb! Doing the sashes will be the last thing for me, since there's still work to be done on the windows. Today, I was sanding the windows to prep them for priming and painting.

I found out halfway through the six windows that I only needed to sand until it's smooth and not until I reach the wood.

Here's the first window I sanded.


This is the stack of five more windows I needed to sand!


This is the second window I sanded. I had to rotate the window, because the electric sander is corded and only reaches so far.


This is the third window I sanded.


These are the last three windows I sanded. I sanded these until they were smooth.


I then sanded the inside trim of all six of the windows.


Next, I cleaned up all the dust off the windows, so that I could add primer.


Now, I add primer onto the windows, and I have to wait 24 hours until I can apply the paint.


I did several more cycles of sonicating, and it seems to be helping the pulleys look better.
 
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Today, I filtered some old paint before using it.


And then, I applied the paint.
 
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