Installing Windows


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Old 11-08-07, 04:02 PM
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Installing Windows

Our house was built in 1921 and has the old style rope pull windows.

Can you install newer window's in the same frame of these windows? or do you have to make new frames?
 
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Finding the exact size window may present a problem due to the age of the house, but you can remove the sashes and stops and install replacement windows in the same framed opening. You don't have to disturb the molding. Take careful measurements of the windows where the sashes rest on top, bottom and sides and shop around. You may be surprised.
 
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Old 11-11-07, 08:17 AM
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i agree with larry and would add that in most cases it's alot easier this way than replacing the entire frame. our glass shop does this type of window replacement quite often and it works just great. sometimes if a window has a vertical bar down the middle we'll take it out too but it all depends on what the customer is going after.
 
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Old 11-14-07, 06:34 AM
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Thanks Guys! Thats very re-assuring.
 
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Old 11-14-07, 03:17 PM
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All of the above, but remove the weights from the weight pocket and insualte that space. There will be a covered opening about 1 1/2X 8" at the bottom of the frame, the cover is held with a screw or nails. Remove the cover, remove the weights, and insulate the space, reinstall the cover.
 
 

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