|Starting aliening the screen|
My project for the weekend was to replace the ripped screen for the back door. Two years ago I put something through the screen causing it to rip. I removed the ripped screening planning on replacing the screen after I finished the basement. I actually believe I finished the basement two years ago. Boy, did I have high hopes back then! By the time winter ended I needed to work in the garden and scrape another outside wall to the house so the screen waited again and of course I use the same reasoning over the 2011-2012 winter but for the summer 2012 my excuse was I went to Alaska to help Dad. So now I have no excuse and the work must get done. I forgot how easy it is to replace a screen. I thought it would take me all weekend but I finished touching up the paint early Sunday morning.
|Primed side, I will be turning it over to do the back later |
That allow me to start working on a storm window I stripped in the fall 2011. I did find time to treat rotten wood sections with hardener that fall and to remove the window panes but nothing been done since then for the same reasons as above. I pulled out my orbital sander and remove the last bit of paint on the frame. I covered a wooden shim with sandpaper to clean out the lip the glass pane sits in. Once I finished sanding and vacuuming the dust off, I painted an oil-based prime on one side of it. I will prime the other side later this week. Then I pulled the glass panes out of the safe place I stored them but broke off a large piece off the corner of each pane. I stored the panes for a little over a year near the furnace and managed to keep them in one piece. I moved them about a month ago when I defrosted the freezer and thought I put them in a safe place but the storage place was too narrow to support it when I was pulled it out. The good thing is glass is not that expensive and I will keep the glass to cut smaller panes when I work on my 6 over 6 double hung windows this summer. I ordered two 24"x24" glass panes today and expect to glaze the panes in the frame this coming weekend.