P533 ORACLE 533 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2052:03  2/7   YOUR  PROBLEMS   Advice from Mike Lawrence DOUBLE GLAZING TROUBLES 2 "The rubberised seal that was used around the outer edges both outside and inside has now turned black with mould especially along the inside windowsills No matter how often I wash it, the mould persists. Are there other ways I can restore it to its former whiteness? Mike Lawrence replies: I take it you mean the mastic seal between frame and brickwork. The manufacturers of these semi-flexible seals say they do tend to get infected with mould. It penetrates penetrates the mastic so you can't clean it. Strip it out and re-seal. more follows > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Pop
P533 ORACLE 533 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2040:12  5/7    NEWS   DOUBLE GLAZING TROUBLES 5 The effectiveness of secondary double glazing depends how draughtproof the original windows are, and how good the seal between the two panes is. If there is room for moist air to get in, then will get condensation. Another problem with secondary double glazing, is that people will keep opening the window! Again, moist warm air from inside the room gets between the panes, and hey presto, condensation It's worth checking how draughtproof the opening window is. Then check the draughtproof strip on the inner panes. more follows > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Pop
P533 ORACLE 533 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2002:01  1/7   YOUR   PROBLEMS  Advice from Mike Lawrence  DOUBLE GLAZING TROUBLES Those persistent double glazing salesmen never tell you the whole story do they? To hear them talk, you'd think all you had to do was install their product and you could live happy ever after in your warm, draught-free, noise proof nest. Of course, it isn't always quite like that, as H.Waller, of Hassocks has discovered. He's got quite a common problem. He writes: "Five years ago we had all our windows refitted with UPVC double glazed ones." letter continues > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 FIND THE RIGHT GLUE FOR THE JOB 576 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Pop
P533 ORACLE 533 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2054:11  3/7   YOUR  PROBLEMS  Advice from Mike Lawrence  DOUBLE GLAZING TROUBLES 3 It's not a difficult job. Cut between the frame and the seal with a razor blade (carefully) and you will find you can strip it out like a big rubber band Then buy a new tube of sealant and pipe it into place. The technique is very similar to icing a cake - the trick is to keep up a steady pressure and a steady speed. Like cake icing, a little practice helps - try it out first on a piece of wood. It doesn't matter if you waste a teaspoonful or two! The fact is that these sealants, like those round baths, just don't last for ever. another problem > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Pop
P533 ORACLE 533 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2051:11  4/7    NEWS   DOUBLE GLAZING TROUBLES 4 M.Stephens of Pontefract writes: "I've double glazing which was installed eight years ago. Recently, condensation between the panes has become very bad. The frames are wooden, and I wonder if I would be able to remove the inside panes and reseal the windows myself." Mike replies: I assume here that we are talking about secondary double glazing, as Mr Stephens wouldn't be getting condensation in a sealed unit unless they were faulty. This is a very common problem with secondary windows - one the salesmen don't seem to mention! more follows > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Pop
P533 ORACLE 533 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2000:41  6/7       DOUBLE GLAZING TROUBLE 6 There'a only one sort of draughtproof strip that really works with sliding windows, and that's the sort with a short brush pile. It comes as a self- adhesive strip. If you know the manufacturer of your secondary units, it would be sensible to get back to them to get replacement draughtproof seals. There are silica crystals you can use to absorb the moisture between the panes. These change colour when wet, and you can dry them out in the oven and re-use them. more > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Pop
P533 ORACLE 533 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2002:01  7/7      HELP'S AT HAND... Shelves to put up? Plumbing to fix? Spare room needs totally revamping? Don't sit there perplexed, ask our DIY expert Mike Lawrence to come to the rescue. Write, telling of your DIY problems or projects to: TIME OFF DIY, ORACLE CRAVEN HOUSE, MARSHALL ST LONDON W1V 1LL Answers on future DIY pages. No personal correspondence can be entered into. more follows > More DIY on Monday  Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Pop