Installing Basement Windows

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Old 08-27-06, 05:27 PM
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Installing Basement Windows

We had our 110 year old house lifted and a new foundation/full basement put under it this summer. Our foundation contractor framed in for 2 basement windows. I finally got around to ordering them and picking them up, but have a question.

Our foundation wall is a lot thicker than the window (obviously). Should the windows be installed flush with the outside wall, or the inside wall, or somewhere in between?

Just trying to determine the best way to install these. The instructions don't really indicate the correct way.

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Old 08-29-06, 08:03 PM
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Generally the windows are installed flush to the outside of the wall and brick mold applied to the outer edge. Then jamb extensions are made and placed against the remaining inside portion, flush to the finished wall (sheetrock, etc.). Case molding is then installed to dress out the inside.
 
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Old 08-29-06, 09:18 PM
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You didn't include any information about the window (type or size) whether it has nailing fins or not, etc.

Too vague to give an answer, but if you could be more specific, that would help. What kind of window, what size of window, what size of opening, is the opening framed, or is it a masonry rough opening, etc.
 
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Thanks for the input everyone. I was able to figure it out after thinking about it a bit more. These were standard basement/utility windows (non-egress).

No nailing fin (which is where I got confused). We ended up mounting them flush with the outside, and they look good.
 
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