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Old 03-20-10, 04:51 AM
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window replacement

I have two metal frame windows in my garage (side by side). I want to replace with two vinyl repplacement windows. The windows do not have a stud between the two windows. I first thought was to leave the current metal frame in place however there is nothing to secure the windows to in the middle.

Should I remove the metal frame completely and expose studs and add a stud to the middle? Will I need to add anything to the bottom or should the window rest directly on the stud?

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Old 03-20-10, 05:30 AM
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Why not replace the two windows with a single unit the width of your opening? One frame, two windows. You could do that or install a stud in the middle and install two smaller windows. What type siding do you have on your garage? You will need to get to the nailing flange, or cut it off in the event you cannot remove the siding.
 
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Old 03-20-10, 05:39 AM
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I have brick exterior.

I am wondering about the best way to secure a vertical stud in the middle w/o teraing out dry wall to nail from the top and bottom?

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Old 03-20-10, 06:11 AM
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How is the window secured in the opening? Is it mortared in or screwed in from the side? If you install a jack stud, you can toenail it up and down. You won't have to nail it from the top and bottom. You will have to decide on a finish on both inside and outside, and that is why I suggested the single (double) window with a common rail and stile construction to fit the opening.
 
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Old 03-20-10, 06:24 AM
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the metal frame must be mortared, also screwed to interior stops ... looks like 1.25 x 1.25 stops all around the stud frame and the metal window frame secured to those stops. there are no screws top / bottom, sides of metal window frame.

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Old 03-20-10, 06:44 AM
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Can you post some pictures of the windows?
 
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Old 03-20-10, 07:55 AM
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Can't two vinyl windows be joined together? I got this going on in my bedroom. There is a matching vinyl piece that was installed with a rubber mallet and makes two separate windows into one long window structure. What's it called, a mullion? A mutton? That or a one piece window.
 
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Old 03-20-10, 10:55 AM
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Yes, it's a mullion. One window would make more sense, but depending on the style of window he wants, and the size of the opening, that may not be an option.
 
 

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