replacement window


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Old 05-15-06, 11:16 AM
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replacement window

I am replacing a kitchen casement window above our sink because it cranks out over the deck where the kids & play and we don't want them running into a window corner. I am replacing it w/ a slightly smaller side slider vinyl sided window, and the project seems fairly straighforward. I have room to frame in the smaller window which won't have to be custom-ordered for exact dimensional fit. Am I missing some big reason in this replacement process as to why I shouldn't hire this one out, or is it a project a reasonable diy-er can handle? Also, any suggestions on site w/tutorials for this project?
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Old 05-15-06, 01:02 PM
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It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? No, this is a definite diy project, as long as you realize the difference in sizes and are willing to do the carpentry work to make up the slack.
I think you have the right idea in recasing the opening all the way from inside to outside, slipping the replacement window in, screwing it to the new casing, caulking it and painting the new casing.
 
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Old 05-15-06, 05:41 PM
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yea, I was planning on reframing the opening for the new window size, install then seal it and use some fiberglass insulation(Northeast region-cooold winters) before buttoning it up & completing the interior finish trim...but I just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing anything. Thanks again.

-Still, any helpful tutorials would be appreciated to check my work, if anyone has any sites with them.
 
 

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