Window Measuring and Replacement


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Old 06-18-10, 04:41 PM
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Window Measuring and Replacement

I'm replacing The Big Window in the middle in the picture. I want to order the glass online since it appears to be an easy fix. They want the EXACT measurements and I'm not sure where to measure from for the replacement window.

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Ive attached some closeups of the Window if it helps. Also, is this an easy DIY fix(as far as windows go)?


Here is a picture of my measuring technique.


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Old 06-18-10, 05:08 PM
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If you are simply replacing the glass in the storm window, I'd recommend you unscrew the entire storm window and take it to your local lumber yard or big box store, where they can replace the glass for you.

I've never heard of ordering glass "online" as the cost of shipping, the possibility of mismeasuring, and risk of breakage would outweigh any savings. Storm window glass needs to be EXACT... to the closest 1/16" of an inch, so it would be quite easy for you to mismeasure the glass which would be an expensive mistake. You can't shave 1/8" off a piece of glass.

Also, there is usually a rubber marine glazing boot around the perimeter of the glass, which seems to be missing in your picture. If you took the window someplace where they do this all the time they would have the parts needed to reassemble the window. Some storm windows have 4 rubber glazing strips that are inserted after the glass is set in, but I don't think yours is of this type. To remove the storm window sash, I believe you need to remove the storm window entirely, by unscrewing it. Then I believe that there are 2 screws on the right side (when facing the exterior side of the storm window), that when removed, allow you to (go around to the interior side of the storm window) pull that side of the storm window sash that you unscrewed in and to the left. (left, since you are now on the opposite side of the storm window.)
 
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Well that was highly useful information. Thank YOU!
 
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Old 06-18-10, 05:53 PM
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Something seems wrong...where is the actual window?

I agree..that looks like a storm window..but what is between it and the interior?

The storm window is an issue of course...but it looks like the interior of the sill has been exposed to the weather...
 
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but what is between it and the interior?
Plywood! LOL.

Someone in the neighborhood must have gotten a bb-gun for his birthday!
 
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Old 06-18-10, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bmwx17
Well that was highly useful information. Thank YOU!
You're welcome! Nice pictures!

As gunguy mentioned... will you be replacing the plywood?
 
 

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