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Has any one any tips or techniques for using this, I have nearly 50 Heritage 12mm DGU panes to install, trying to decide whether I bead them in or use the Hodgson putty, I have used it before and i remember it was a pain to get it right.
 

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I used it for the first time a few weeks ago and found it difficult, it sticks to everything, I'm sure it's just fix-all in a different tube.

I spent ages doing just 4 panes and wasn't really happy with the result. Some other windows on the same house (small Georgian panes) had been done with beads and I can see why. The beads kind of defeated the whole heritage thing though as it just looked like double glazed units beaded in.

The instructions on Hodgson website do say you can just put a small bead of heritage putty in front of the unit then a fillet of traditional putty over the top which I might try next time.

I remember Trevanion on here suggesting you need to cut the end of the tube quite large so the fillet is practically finished straight from the gun but I didn't manage to make this work.

Good Luck.
 

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I haven't used the Hodgsons stuff yet but what I have used is "Timbaglaze" which I imagine is an identical product.

I find it's best not to get greedy with the stuff and only work one pane at a time since it goes off fairly rapidly and becomes impossible to tool in once it gets beyond a point of no return. Like Doug said that I said, you can cut the nozzle quite large and get a decent run straight off the gun with a bit of practice but you'll still need to tidy up the corners, probably a 10x10mm fillet is the largest you'd get away with doing straight off the nozzle.

Did a pair of pretty large chapel windows (5m tall x 1.2 wide) recently with loads of little panes, they opted for beading because puttying them in situ would take days and days, cost a fortune and I wasn't willing to do it :lol:. Made a batch of 8x8mm sticks and then put an 8x8 groove in a piece of wood and fixed it to the table saw fence, plunged through with the blade so that it intersected at 45 degrees diagonally across the bead point-to-point and just shoved the sticks through at one end continuously until I had a pile of beads and off-cuts, flat face got sanded and edges of the beads were razor sharp and just got a very slight knock-off with some sandpaper and they were painted then the windows themselves were glazed. Unless you knew they were beaded you'd struggle to tell but to be fair you couldn't get any closer than 1.5 meters because there was a 12ft trench down a level below the windows.
 

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Trevanion, how do you fasten such small beads in place, do you pin them, if so what pins do you use or do you just stick them in with some kind of adhesive/sealant?
 

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Doug71":65i2yivu said:
Trevanion, how do you fasten such small beads in place, do you pin them, if so what pins do you use or do you just stick them in with some kind of adhesive/sealant?
18G would split a small bead like that pretty frequently, especially in Accoya so 23G stainless pins and silicone in this case :)
 

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Thanks all, I made some 8x8mm square beads up yesterday, but was trying to work out how best to put a slope them, I will take a look at trying your solution Trevanion, but that's not going to work with my Sedgwick TA 450 though! I have a Kity 419 knocking about, so may try that, but will probably need to get a different blade.

I generally use my thicknesser for putting slopes on, running on a carrier board, but beads this small will probably end up in the extractor.

Not looking forward to fitting all these either, but at least most of it will done on the bench
 

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How we getting on with the Timbaglaze ?
Looking to use some to bed on some Accoya bottom beads then SS pin in.
Really looking for the best product as the original Sapele beads have failed where bedded with caulking? and not helped by the fitters leaving the duct tape around the face of the glass.
Cheers Andy
 

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Yes the silicone was something I was trying to avoid as this needs painting over.
Also looking to use the tube of Timbaglaze to sort some frame gaps. Does it set solid or give a little?
Cheers Andy
 

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When I made a door with sealed units in, the glass supplier told me not to use putty, but not for compatibility but because it eventually hardens, and the lack of flex can cause the sealed unit to fail. They sold me Flexi-strip (?) which very closely resembles BluTack on a roll ... Silicone might have been easier to use.
 

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Woody2Shoes":3bs7n1ur said:
MikeG.":3bs7n1ur said:
Am I missing something? Why not just use putty?
I think it's to do with possible incompatibility with the sealant in the DGU.

e.g. https://hodgsonsealants.com/wp-content/ ... -sheet.pdf

It seems that it may not be compatible with microporous paint either.

Cheers, W2S
Interesting, because the 4-4-4 slim DGUs used in heritage work are always puttied into place with traditional putty, around here. I'll ask what the story is when I get the chance.
 

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MikeG.":3r5cy4ve said:
Woody2Shoes":3r5cy4ve said:
MikeG.":3r5cy4ve said:
Am I missing something? Why not just use putty?
I think it's to do with possible incompatibility with the sealant in the DGU.

e.g. https://hodgsonsealants.com/wp-content/ ... -sheet.pdf

It seems that it may not be compatible with microporous paint either.

Cheers, W2S
Interesting, because the 4-4-4 slim DGUs used in heritage work are always puttied into place with traditional putty, around here. I'll ask what the story is when I get the chance.
I think that one way round the chemical incompatibility problem is the use of self-adhesive aluminium tape around the edge of the DGU to form a barrier between the two types of gunk - my DGU supplier asks me if I want ali tape or not (I always seem to get it, regardless!).

PS I assume they checked compatibility between the tape adhesive and the DGU gunk!
 

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toolsntat":3basgfx6 said:
Also looking to use the tube of Timbaglaze to sort some frame gaps. Does it set solid or give a little?
It's almost identical to acrylic frame sealant in every way but name, it sort of has a rubbery feel to it once dry. Can't see why it wouldn't work.

MikeG.":3basgfx6 said:
Interesting, because the 4-4-4 slim DGUs used in heritage work are always puttied into place with traditional putty, around here. I'll ask what the story is when I get the chance.
Are they actually puttied in or are they bedded and filled around the unit with silicone then allowed to dry and then puttied over? That's what I was instructed to do with the heritage units by the supplier if using genuine LSO putty.
 
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