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Oh my, they're green

Postby modernvintage » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:43 pm

I have been planning on stripping the paint off the clerestory windows since we bought our house. The wife didn't agree. She felt it would be too hot with direct sunlight in the evening. I eventually did strip them this weekend. I was concerned about the color of the glass. our neighbor two doors down has amber glass. I tested a small area outside and found clear bubbled glass. I didn't realize that there was separate glass on the inside. When we stripped the inside it was green.... The wife isn't happy.

I'm replacing the inside glass with clear glass. If anyone is interested in the green glass let me know.

Here are the clerestory windows without the green glass.

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There was a strange box hanging in the shower. You can see it in the upper photo behind the lamp in the center of the smaller window. It appears to be original construction and think it may have been an extension of a closet which was taken out to add a bath. Anyway, we are thinking of putting glass between the closet and bath to keep the light coming into the bath.

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Postby SDR » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:41 pm

Well, it'll be great to have the light coming in now, won't it ? The whole house will come alive in a new way, I'd think. Congratulations !


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Postby modernvintage » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:08 am

SDR, the light is awesome in the hallway; It really changes the space. I knew it would and I wanted it to be as Paul Tay originally designed it. We've done a ton of work on the house; we've replaced doors, removed the laminate floor and and put down cork, painted, remodeled the kitchen, built a new fence, put an copper ionization filter on the pool.....

we're getting ready to put in a passive solar hot water heater and new pump for the pool and remodel the bathrooms

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Postby modernvintage » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:58 am

I like green as much as anyone but its a hall/closet so everything in the closet is green, the walls are green, your reflection is green, your hair is green, LOL.

I'll post more photos when the inside glass is done.

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Postby jesgord » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:16 pm

From what I hear, its not easy being green :wink:

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Postby Futura Girl » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:22 pm

i LOVE the green

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Postby Izzy » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:42 pm

well the puns for "green" could go on and on...
Its good to know people in the fifties were using green building materials and not just asbestos and lead....
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Postby SDR » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:54 am

"I laugh in the face of danger! Then I hide until it goes away." Bender

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Postby MattMCM » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:01 pm

Oh ok. Well I did like the green, but seeing your pictures after you removed the green....I have to agree that it looks better without.


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