Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

Hi all,

I was watching Newton (Season 27, Ep 3) with interest as usual and noticed something I didn't understand. At around 13mins 15secs "8 over 1" is used to describe a window, there was also a reference to "6 over 1 windows" a few moments later on another window. I just wondered if this refers to the scale/proportions or something else?

Thanks in advance!

Chris

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

I believe that they were referring to divided lights, how many panes of glass the upper panel had over the lower panel. An 8 over 1 indicates the upper pane is divided into 8 sections, while the lower pane remains a single pane.

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

[QUOTE=MLB Construction;285781]spruce is 101% correct[/QUOTE]

MLB, there is no "101% correct".

It's either 100% or 110%.

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

[QUOTE=dj1;285786]MLB, there is no "101% correct".

It's either 100% or 110%.[/QUOTE]

Ok I was correct alright, just a little more correct this time than usual. :p;)

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

i based my calculation on the the following that spruce said......8 = upper window pane.....50-1/2% correct.........1 = lower window pane....50-1/2%......grand total = 101%

sorry, i wasn't a math major in college

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

But how do I refer to those windows that had a diamond pattern in the upper sash? Do those half diamonds along the edges of the sash count as "one" light each? :p

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

***, talk about throwing us a curve ball.......that's a good question and i don't have a clue, around the sides are only partial diamonds, right? maybe it would be called "8.3628942517 on the bias over 1"

Re: Term refering to windows (8 over 1 and 6 over 1)

[QUOTE=MLB Construction;285824]***, talk about throwing us a curve ball.......that's a good question and i don't have a clue, around the sides are only partial diamonds, right? maybe it would be called "8.3628942517 on the bias over 1"[/QUOTE]

You need to count the diamonds (let's assume 8 ) and then count the half diamonds and then the partial diamonds, which would be 8, 6 halves, and 4 quarters. This, of course, assumes computationally correct divisions of the pane into equal parts and portions thereof, otherwise, your calculation comes into play, but only after multiplying by the square root of pi.