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Two solutions to the annoying hood lift support strut problem. For about six months I carried a stick in the back of the car. But it turns out mechanics have a simpler solution.

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Almost 74,000 Views! Thanks Raleigh!

!!!!!!******VIDEO CATEGORY CLICK LINK HERE******!!!!!!

For those loyal readers who follow my little blog I have collected all the videos on this site into a special category called, naturally, “Videos”.

This includes my homemade videos-both listed and unlisted- and other videos I thought were interesting, educational or entertaining.

So now, if you wish, you can scroll through two years of videos to find the ones that tickle your fancy.

There should be something for everyone…urban vulture, dove, snipe, shoptalk and techniques, wood borer beetles, clever artifacts, and etc……

Happy NEW YEAR!!

This is a picture of a premium wood sash with true wood muntins and individual 12×12 insulated glass panes.

Known generically as a “true divided lite insulated glass window”. The glass is held in place with wood glazing sticks. (NO putty!!)

With proper maintenance these windows with their all wood construction should easily have a service life of 100+ years.

But the devil is in the details.

As it happens insulated glass panes have a relatively short service life before the seal between the insulated panes is compromised and moisture accumulates and randomly fogs the window. In some cases less than 20 years.

It is an exercise in futility to replace one 20 year insulated glass pane with another 20 year insulated glass pane in a long life sash so the owner opted to use single sheet 3/8 inch plate glass to exactly fill the space formerly occupied by the insulated glass pane.

As an added bonus the plate glass replacement is cheaper than the insulated pane counterpart.