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Window Weatherization and Restoration Boot Camp

  • Monday, May 02, 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • Friday, May 06, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mtn, KY
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Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp

May 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6th, 2016

 The unique setting for this workshop is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky. The location is the Pine Mountain Settlement School, The Pine Mountain School for Practical Preservation in Pine Mountain, Kentucky.

 The Pine Mountain Settlement School is a National Historic Landmark. This is a picturesque location for preservation workshops that offers comfortable accommodations, farm-fresh meals, and evening entertainment, including authentic bluegrass music.

 Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp is a fun and intense, five-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will learn cost-effective restoration of original, wooden casement windows. You will also learn the basics of all the different types of window restoration including double hung windows.

Students will be part of a team restoring &weatherizing the original casement windows in the Chapel at the Pine  Mountain Settlement School.

This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 14 students. Students will be working side-by-side all five days with instructor Bob Yapp and his associate Patrick Kennedy. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in window restoration and has restored over 7,000 windows in his 42-year career.

This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. Students will learn sash removal, lead safe paint & glass removal, epoxy wood repair, glazing putty application, weather stripping & sash re-installation.

At the end of the five days participants will know from beginning to end, how to completely restore a wooden casement window & receive a "Certificate of Completion" from The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation & The Pine Mountain School for Practical Preservation. You will also receive a CD with backup information and a copy of the national Windows Preservation Standards.

Homeowners, small contractors, youth, preservation staff, preservation commission members, architects and historic building owners will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Cost of the workshop is $950, which includes tuition, 3 meals a day, lodging, evening entertainment, and materials. The workshop begins with a 6 p.m. dinner on Sunday, May 1 and concludes with lunch on Friday, May 6. Register online at You can also call 606-558-3571 or email for more

For questions about the actual workshop content, contact:

 Bob Yapp
Preservation Resources, Inc.
The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation
The Belvedere Inn B & B
521 Bird Street
Hannibal, Missouri 63401

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