Basement window

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Old 07-19-02, 06:39 PM
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Basement window

Hi, replacing 2 winodws in my basement with American Standard vinyl slider windows from Home depot, My block opeing is 32" wide and window is 31 3/4", installation instructions say to build a 1x4 buck around block to mount window to, but then window wont fit, how can I make it work..
 
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Old 07-20-02, 06:52 PM
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Basement window

You can cut the opening to make it accommodate the window and the frame.

http://popularmechanics.com/popmech/...9806HIHIM.html
 
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Old 07-21-02, 12:48 PM
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Or just frame the opening and then special order a window made to exactly the right size. Special order windows are very common, and aren't much more expensive than a standard size. Home Depot handles custom order windows all the time. But before you order the window, make sure the opening is really square and plumb and doesn't have bowed sides. I learned this the hard way when I ordered a window that fit the height and width of the opening. However, the opening was not a rectangle but a parallelogram, so the window didn't fit.
 
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Old 07-22-02, 12:00 PM
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Thanx soo much, just got back from home depot and special ordered size I needed.... Thanx again...
 
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