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Wood Window Restoration
This eighteenth century window restoration project in Fairfield County, Connecticut, shows the importance of controlling the moisture content of the wood in performing sound, epoxy repairs. Note the blue taped plastic on the walls. These are moisture barriers installed over problem areas in order to protect the work from gaining moisture. During work hours, these areas were opened up to promote evaporation. At other times, they were closed in order to prevent water entry. The notes in ink on the blue tape in the topmost image show moisture meter readings taken as the work progresses. No successful repairs can be done to areas with too much moisture in the wood fiber. We set up banks of hair dryers and electric heaters in order to drive down moisture in an especially problem area around a window on the gable. Some damaged original moldings had to be replaced. Knives were fabricated to make sure that the molding profiles were exactly the same as the originals.
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