"The mortar on our 1840s Victorian home is falling out and the bricks seem soft. I have heard that repointing with currently available mortar supposedly would crush the bricks as it cures..."
I am an old house owner and I am looking for a source of cylinder glass for my old windows. I plan to try the local salvage yard, but wanted to know if you knew of any other sources. — Jim Black, Hatfield, PA
John Leeke is a preservation consultant who helps homeowners, contractors and architects understand and maintain their historic buildings. You can contact him at 26 Higgins St., Portland, Maine, 04103; or by E-mail: johnleeke@HistoricHomeWorks.com; or log onto his website at: www.HistoricHomeWorks.com
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