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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorbarney
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2018
    I'd agree with that - usually it would have been a bit of flat sheet strip swaged up and welted on site to tuck behind the sheet

    But it could just as easily nothing more than paint with a bit of extra lead and linseed oil added and a liberal application of putty

    If you think about the guys who erected those tin tabernacles, there would be a fair sprinkling of "handy" chaps amongst them - some with access to heavy industry to acquire all sorts of good, useful stuff


    I had a stroke of luck today. I found a tin tabernacle near my parents' place and went to have a look. There were in fact two. One a church, another a former workshop, now attached to a private house. The owner, Archie, was doing it up, and was happy to show me around. He had replaced all the cladding and said that there was originally no additional flashing around the windows, not even a drip at the top of the arched windows.

    This matched up with what I had seen, i.e. in the following it looks like external flashing has been added later to prevent ingress of driving rain.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2018
    Amazing how long they last.
    It's amazing isn't it? Especially with their poor detailing. Presumably they were cared for quite carefully, so any leaks around the windows were pretty rapidly attended to.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2018
    Dream on! Well built using good quality wood for the windows, any gaps would have the effect of allowing draughts in and here is the very clever bit, when ever the wood of the frame got wet it was almost immediately dried out by serendipitous draughts behind the cladding and oven like effects of the sun heating up the void 🌞
    Fair point!
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