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Forum topic by ramone posted 11-06-2015 02:54 AM 282 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ramone

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11-06-2015 02:54 AM

Hello i’m in the process of framing a house-full of Lexan Interior Strom Windows.

The lexan is 4’x8’ and 7/64” thick. I have some 1×2 furring strips that i’m going to cut a groove into with my circular saw to receive the Lexan; kind of a mortise-tenon with the lexan being the tenon. Once the frame is ready to receive the lexan i plan to add some adhesive … glue? caulk? ... something to stabilize the lexan within the grooved wood frame.

Essentially i’m wrapping the lexan in a wood frame, which i’ll further wrap with weather-stripping, and add pull-tabs to facilitate moving the storm window in and out when needed.

So i’m wondering how to tell at a glance what the kerf-width is of a circ-saw blade, so i can make sure i have what i need to cut the groove.

Lastly … any suggestions for helping to make this a successful project : )

Thanks …


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#1 posted 11-06-2015 06:09 AM

You can look up the blade specs on the manufacturer’s website, that will tell you the size.

But a set of brass calipers are super useful to have around the shop.

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 12:52 PM

You can use 100% Silicone sealant on lexan. I don’t know why you would need to glue the panels into the frames, though, unless it’s just to be POSITIVE there will be no air infiltration.

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