Basement windows

Old 01-25-03, 10:11 AM
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Basement windows

Getting ready to start framing ou t a basement bathroom. I will have an existing window inside the new bathroom space. The window is one of the old steel frames. I have read in here that this steel frame shoule be cut and pried out and then I can fil, frame and install a replacement (vinyl I guess)

My question is this. The top of the steel frame is directly under the wood (sill plate? The board that rides the top of the foundation). The window length is about 31 inches. Am I risking anything structural when I cut out the old steel frame?

Old 01-25-03, 08:03 PM
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It's OK to remove your window, the distance is fine since you have a rim board. Your window is not used as a structural support. Have fun taking out the window when you get the replacement in your hands!

Hope this helps!
Old 01-26-03, 10:35 AM
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... for the reply. Was there a wry smile attached to that 'have fun'? I don't expect it's just going to pop out of the cinder block for me... and I'm pretty sure it will be 'fun'.


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