Duffy's Classes 
OLD HOUSE GARDEN DOCTOR

Function of an old structure and how your gardens and shrubs affect your old home.

How to make it work for your home and to apply it.  Going to historic structures and observing potential problems and finding the solutions.

Course time: 1 day (8 hours)

PAINT PRATICES FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURES
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR

Course time: Could be broken up or done all at once.  Two sessions at 8 HR days.  Could also include function of a structure add one day at 8 HRS.

SNUG AND SOUND
RESTORATION & WEATHERIZATION OF WINDOWFRAMES AND SASH


Learn about the restoration of wood windows frames, including paint removal and epoxy repair.  Follow sash restoration projects from start to finish including removal, repair, and reinstallation, paint removal and reapplication glazing and reinstallation.  Examine the pros and cons of window weatherization, including effects of storm windows.

Course time: 6 classes at HRS a class.

PLASTER WALL REPAIR

Plaster wall stabilization, history of plaster wall systems and materials used.  What products and how a plaster wall functions and why.

Course time:16 Hours.  Two days hands on and class rooms.

RESTORATION AND REPAIRS ON HISTORIC PORCHES

Learn how it was put together to function over time.  Materials to be used and why, epoxy repairs, Dutchmen's.  Avoid common mistakes that are made when repairing a porch on period home.

Course time: 8 HRS.  One day

FUNCTION AND VENTILATION IN A HISTORIC STRUCTURE

Learn the original way the structure works and what happens when we change it.  We will teach you how to compensate for the changes

Repair the problem rather than fix the damage.  Show how structure was meant to breath and pros and cons on installation.  How to make it work better today without devastating structures integrity.

Course time: 8 HRS.  One day

STABILIZATION AND
MAINTENANCE OF A HISTORIC STRUCTURE

Learn methods of stabilization, how to maintain the restoration every year rather than total restoration and learn cost effectiveness of the systems in place.  You can also learn how to cost averag your projects.

Course time:8 HRS.  One day

RRP PRE TRAINING CLASS FOLLOWED BY RRP COURSE - RENIVATION-REPAIR AND PAINTING


How it affects you and your family.  How to locate great historic craftsmen.  Lead safe work practices.

Course time:8 HRS one day

MOTH BALLING A HISTORIC STRUCTURE


Hands on structure as class, go thru all the ways and why's you should do proper moth balling.

Course time:16 Hours.  Two days

COURSE MATERIALS NEEDED

Respirators, N-11 Masks, Clothing, and personal protection safety glasses etc.

TEACHER COSTS

$400 per day.  Depends on how many days consecutive in a row.

Gas, food and lodging could be at an individuals home to cut costs.
 
 
 
 
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