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    Default 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

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

    spruce is 101% correct

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MLB Construction View Post
    spruce is 101% correct
    MLB, there is no "101% correct".

    It's either 100% or 110%.

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

    DJ is 111% correct

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    MLB, there is no "101% correct".

    It's either 100% or 110%.
    Ok I was correct alright, just a little more correct this time than usual.
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    Default 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

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    Default 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?

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    Default 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"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MLB Construction View Post
    ***, 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"
    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.
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