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Postby Tiredoldwhiteman » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:07 pm

bonnie wrote:How to build windows?


And speaking of glass (in an obtuse sort of way)...

While I'm certain safety glass is the likely best/only path, how's about tempered glass? I have access to an abundance of tempered glass (ne: glass shelving) in a large variety of sizes and would hate not to take advantage of yet another "...act of frugality." The "...large variety of sizes..." is a good thing as tempered glass can supposedly only be cut once it has been "de-tempered"; whatever that means :o).

Anyone with experience along these lines? Sage wisdom/advice?

I also have a large bundle of 2+" oak flooring that ought to make quite attractive window frames, tempered glass or not.

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Postby DJT » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:18 pm

mikeschn wrote:I need to see a picture of "Smile".

Mike...


For sure Mike!

Here she is (sorry for the cell pic!):
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And here's one when I caught her chewing through her rope while we were working in the driveway (she is most definately not a rope dog, but in the spring the flowerbeds are just WAY to tempting!).
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And last but not least, a Chessie hamming for the camera on her 5th birthday!
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Postby eaglesdare » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:31 am

see gpw, even mike doesn't mind dog chatter. :lol:
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Postby GPW » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:06 am

Hey, I LOVE Dogs !!! ... Cats too, a little ... :roll: And I always have to bring them along ... But we did just bark past two window questions ... :o
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Postby eaglesdare » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:11 am

well i did not. hehehe

those are technical questions. i don't do technical. that is your field and others. i just follow what you suggest. :D
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Postby GPW » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:19 am

Oh Thanks !!! I get the blame ... :o
OK, windows ... Bonnie , what’s the question?
TOWM , You could use tempered glass if it came the right size... I’d just glaze/putty it in like a regular window so you could replace it , if needed ... ;) Oak should be Fine for window frames huh ? Sturdy !!! But if you use Red Oak , be sure to well seal the end grains , cause’ it’s porous ... like a straw... :o
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Postby eaglesdare » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:01 am

see, you got the answers. remember i am just an old gal. i have never built anything. i have a "hunny", for my "do" list.

which just goes to show you, if i can do it, anyone can build a foamie! (well i did have help), but anyone could and can do it. :thumbsup:

i could never answer anything about the windows, i don't even have them. i just have a cut out with screen mesh in there. :oops:

now ask me how to make a cheesecake and i can tell you that. :lol:
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Postby GPW » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:16 am

Might as well , we’ve discussed most everything else here .... So how do you make a cheese cake ... ??? Got any Low Fat cheesecake recipes ... ?
Sorry , I’m Always on a Diet !!! :R
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Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:26 am

I would say that if putting a hunk of glass in a foamy one should put a strip of wood on the bottom side of it. sort of like a building foundation. Wider than the glass to keep the glass from pounding itself down into the foam as you explore this great world in your foamie

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Postby bonnie » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:41 am

So, I guess I need some ideas, like Randy's about how to embed/support the stationary window I'm planning. At this moment the window is a porthole, but. Couldn't I use a square piece of glass and just make the outside edges round? Foam is easier to cut than glass.

What would you suggest sealing/dressing the edges with. Would I need to worry about removing said glass? Lots to think about.

Really thinking plexi or lexan -- not glass.

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Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:45 am

Bonnie, I think that is a marvelous idea on how to make a round window. About the only problem i see in embedding glass in a foamie wall is keeping water from entering the foam wall. But I am sure it can be done.

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Postby eaglesdare » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:48 am

if it was designed to be a permanent window, you could use gg to seal it in. no water will get thru. but ifs it is to be opened, i have no suggestions.
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Postby eaglesdare » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:54 am

GPW wrote:Might as well , we’ve discussed most everything else here .... So how do you make a cheese cake ... ??? Got any Low Fat cheesecake recipes ... ?
Sorry , I’m Always on a Diet !!! :R


actually, just replace the fat stuff with the low/no fat stuff. works the same.
i'll pm 2 receipes. really don't want to get off topic again. :lol:
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Postby bonnie » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:57 am

A smile for you all.

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Postby bonnie » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:59 am

eaglesdare wrote:
GPW wrote:Might as well , we’ve discussed most everything else here .... So how do you make a cheese cake ... ??? Got any Low Fat cheesecake recipes ... ?
Sorry , I’m Always on a Diet !!! :R


actually, just replace the fat stuff with the low/no fat stuff. works the same.
i'll pm 2 receipes. really don't want to get off topic again. :lol:


off topic sounds yummy!
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