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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 10:34 pm
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Releading windows has always been a hot botton argument.
I have been asked to write specs for an old home. In over 40 years of working with glass, I have found something that I have never seen.
I "think" I will call for a relead.
The photo attached is the entire stair landing window. The next posting will have a close up of the panel on the top center.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 10:35 pm
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Just when you thought you've seen it all

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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 11:57 pm
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Vic,
When solder is scarce what do you do?
Anyway, yes...this is a first for me as well...Wow... how low can one really go...
Good luck!
Roberto



 Posted: Fri Jul 28th, 2017 02:23 am
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That is crazy! How is it not falling out? It must be really tight fitting.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 28th, 2017 11:06 am
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A few blobs of what might be solder visible. Could it be part soldered on the other side?



 Posted: Fri Jul 28th, 2017 01:13 pm
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Looks like the fit will get even tighter when the lead is added.

Is that a border hidden behind the molding?

Interesting little (blue?) chip in the green leaf on the right... "Best match", right?



 Posted: Fri Jul 28th, 2017 01:25 pm
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I'm trying to find an old photo. I don't think anything in the section is original. The design, scale and lack of wide green border seem all wrong. Not to mention that the other sections are all leaded.



 Posted: Fri Jul 28th, 2017 01:27 pm
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There are a few spots of solder showing. The outside is very dark and is covered with plastic. I can't see any details



 Posted: Fri Jul 28th, 2017 04:16 pm
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Funny, very odd to see this work. Maybe they died while work was in progress? Makes no sense. Thanks for the pic! Ha!



 Posted: Fri Jul 28th, 2017 04:16 pm
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Looks like a new add on to me, done by a hobbyist. The others look leaded not foil? Either way I'd take it apart and put it back together with lead.



 Posted: Sat Jul 29th, 2017 02:33 am
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I have seen panels made emulating lamp techniques where only one side was soldered. I'd offer the client a new design to more closely match the original panels the cost of the rebuild will nearly warrant it.



 Posted: Sun Jul 30th, 2017 12:13 am
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I think I would agree with Susana Rutherford.... replace it with something more in keeping with the pieces around it.  It should have what I would guess is a 2 inch border of green around it - likely a Kokomo.  That would be a start - whether it be leaded or foiled no matter as long as it is properly finished/soldered together.  (Why on earth they would have turned the unsoldered side of the clearly replaced newer window to the inside of the residence is bizarre - truly weird).

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