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Useful DIY Tips And Information About Windows

Here some DIY tips and information about windows and glazing that a home handyman will find useful.

 


Apron

An apron is a raised panel, sometimes shaped and decorated, immediately below the sill of a window.

 


Casement Window

Casement Window - A window which opens on hinges or pivots.

 


Dormer Window

A dormer window projects from a sloping roof and has vertical sides and front.

 


Glazing Beads

Glazing beads are small hard wooden strips which can be used to fix glass in a window instead of using putty.

 


Light

A light is a pane of glass or the space in a window frame into which the glass fits.

 


Linseed Oil Putty

When you are going to apply putty to a window, brush a line of linseed oil putty where the glass will touch the window frame. This helps form a strong seal.

 


Oriel Window

An oriel window is a type of bay window which is supported on brackets.

 


Parting bead

A parting bead is a narrow piece of wood which separates the two frames of a sash window.

 


Putty

Putty is a dough-like cement mixture which is used to hold glass in frames and to fill in holes and cracks.

 


Sealed Double Glazing Units

If you see moisture in the air-gap between the panes of a sealed double glazing unit, the unit is faulty and will need to be replaced.

 


Venetian Window

A Venetian window consists of three panes, a arched large centre one, and two narrow square-headed side panes.

Household Cleaning and Stain Removal Tips

Here is a selection of household cleaning and stain removal tips and information that you will find useful.

They are listed alphabetically to make it easier to find the information that you want. Click your mouse on one the letter shown below and you will be taken to the correct page for that letter.

Please be cautious when cleaning items or trying to remove stains. Before using a cleaner or stain remover always do a test on a small piece of fabric that won't be seen to check that it won't change the colour or damage the item.


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Stain Removal

The golden rule of stain removal is to act quickly to remove the stain before it can dry. Stains which are easy to remove before they dry can become very difficult or even impossible to successfully remove when they have been allowed to dry.

Be Careful

You need to be careful when trying to remove stains or you may damage the item you are trying to remove the stain from. It is also possible that you could make the stain more obvious than it was before you started.

Stain removers need to be handled with extreme care. Always read and take note of any instructions or warnings on the label. The chemicals used in stain removers are often poisonous and highly flammable so make sure that you keep them safely away from children and pets. Always ensure there is adequate ventilation when using stain removers as they often give off dangerous fumes. Don't smoke when using them. Be careful not to mix stain removers - if you try one stain remover and it does not work make sure that you have thoroughly rinsed it away before trying a different stain remover. It is best to wear rubber gloves when touching any cleaning or stain removing products to avoid damaging your skin.


Here is a Randomly Selected Cleaning and Stain Removal Tip

Removing Mud Stains from Carpets


Allow time for the mud to completely dry and then vacuum it up. If some of the mud still remains, loosen it with a stiff brush and then vacuum it up.

 

 

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