Removing steel basement windows

Old 11-08-01, 02:15 AM
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Hello. My basement windows are steel framed, with the frame embedded into the foundation of the house. I want to replace these windows with vinyl hoppers. When interviewing window contractors, one told me that the steel frame had to be ripped from the foundation, possibly chipping away some mason to free the steel frame. Another told me that the steel frame could be cut down to the mason. Yet another, told me to just the the steel frame embedded so that it supports the "hole" cut for the window.

Can anyone please comment on the above? I do not want the replacing of my windows to effect the foundation of the house. The contractor whom advised that I rip the steel out from the mason made me nervous. "Ripping" things from the foundation just doesn't sound good.

Please advise.
Old 11-12-01, 07:05 AM
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No one has had steel windows replaced in their basement?
Old 11-12-01, 10:45 PM
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you already said you don't like the answer.pry bar from inside bend the frame up enough to use a sawzall cut the frame and rip it out,patch what breaks,which wont be enough to worry about

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