I picked up a job replacing sash cords yesterday and the homeowner said
he was watching a home improvement show that illustrated a method for
insulating sash pockets. I can't imagine how that could be done while
allowing for the weights to go up and down. Just curious if anyone here
saw the same show.
I saw it a while back. I think it involved building a foam-board box
to contain the weights and cord, and using spray foam to fill the
cracks. A better place for this question would be alt.home.repair.
It's really alot of work for very little gain in efficiency.
I've found that simple spring bronze weatherstripping and a decent storm
window is the best way to tighten up an old window. A good seal at the
meeting rail is also very important. Anything past that is really just
alot of labor for very little gain.
It's alot of work for very little return.
I've found that spring bronze weatherstripping and a decent storm window
will give you the best improvement. A tight seal at the meeting rail is
also important. The bronze is simple to install and really cuts down on the
The link is to a really good article on doing old windows.
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