Continued from our last episode where I was standing around scratching
my head trying to figure out what to use to fill the rotted corner of
that window sash.
Just finished filling it with PC-Woody. I ended up making a form out of
scrap wood: one L-shaped piece for the window stop profile (more or
less), another L-shaped piece of plywood for the sash front surface, and
two pieces for the bottom and side. Covered all casting surfaces with
waxed paper. Drilled holes in the rotted members, put in 1/4" threaded
rod and joined them with an L-bracket and nuts.
The PC-Woody stuff seems OK. However, I must point out to those who
might go this route that the stuff is a little hard to use. If you get
it nice and warm like they suggest (~80° F), it makes it easy to mix.
The problem is that the mixed stuff has the consistency of thick peanut
butter, and it's not easy to smooth out the surface (try doing that with
a gob of peanut butter sometime): it pulls and sticks, so you can't just
screed it flat. So I gobbed it on pretty thick, planning on rasping and
sanding it down when set (will wait a couple days for it to cure hard).
But I'm positive the repair will be solid, probably as good as the wood
that was there before.
I ended up with the PC-Woody after looking at several other similar
products at a couple of local building supply stores. The other ones
were in kits, with a sealer included in the box (I bought the PC-Woody
sealer separately and used it). The thing about these other products is
that they were pretty expen$ive, in the neighborhood of $40-50 a kit.
PC-Woody is a lot cheaper: I got the 12 oz. size (2-6 oz. cans) for
about $10 each. Only needed one of those, plus what was left over from
my little 4 oz. cans to fill the gap (pretty big hole).
I'll report later after I finish up the repair.
Found--the gene that causes belief in genetic determinism