Glazing Over, Part 2

The porthole windows are sussed as we have our cake boards for the night.

cake board round window

But for the others, well ………


Ingredients :

1 polycarbonate sheet, 1800mm X 600mm
1 roll (10m) ‘P’  shaped draft excluder
12 ‘cups’ with matching screws  (we purchased 6 gauge and 1/2″ screws, cups in a 200 pack, and screws 100)

Our window measured 24 inches by 32 inches, so Hubby cut the sheet to a length of 820mm using a stanley knife as 600mm was almost perfect for the height.
(Bloody nuisance having to convert to metric)

We decided on the KISS formula by keeping things square, and not to try and cut an arch to follow the window frame.
We put the draught excluder along three sides and shaped it across the top to match the arched frame.
We offered it up to the window frame and gave it a little squeeze.

PLAN A, modification (i)
Purchase 1 X  2400mm J shaped wood trim
1  25 pack of 1″ screws.

Hubby cut perfect mitre joints to frame the polycarbonate sheet.
Thing was, he forgot that a square has four sides not three, and he needed 2840mm of trim.

PLAN A, modification (ii)
Purchase second 2400mm J shaped wood trim.

We actually used 11 cups and screws, but the wooden trim (attached to the plastic by double sided tape) gave the sheet the necessary stability to push the draught excluder tight against the window frame to make a good seal.

It looks good. It’s a tidy job, and we’ll know tomorrow morning whether it works or not.

We have enough polycarbonate sheet to do the opposite window, but will need to get another J wood trim to complete the frame. We certainly have enough cups, screws and draught excluder.
This will be done tomorrow, weather permitting as, for a change, rain is forecast (sigh).

There are two other windows to consider, but each has 2 opening parts rather than just one ‘flip top’.
These are in the kitchen area, so because of steam and condensation when cooking,  we don’t think it will be a good idea to seal them in the same way (the idea is to seal them now and take the inner windows down in the summer).
If we only decided to do one, we would still have to buy a large sheet of polycarbonate, which would thus be a waste of money.

So we need to come up with a Plan B.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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