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Old 06-04-07, 07:48 PM
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I have two double hung windows set side by side in a brick wall. I would like to replace them. I'm wondering if it is safe to remove the post that is between the windows and reframe the opening and then perform basically a new install of the window of my choice. Or must I just be content with replacement windows?
Old 06-04-07, 08:03 PM
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If you remove the mullion cap (the vertical piece of interior trim that covers the joint where the two windows meet) you should be able to determine whether there is a stud between the windows. If the mullion cap is about 1 1/2" wide, there probably isn't a stud there.

If there is no stud there, if you completely remove the windows you will have one big opening and you can do whatever you like.

If there is a stud there, it might only be there as a spacer, but you'd want to determine if there is a header above both windows before cutting that stud out. But it could easily be done.

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