Remove and replace the same egress window?


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Old 08-28-15, 09:52 AM
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Question Remove and replace the same egress window?

I need to bring some material into my basement, and it's not going to work from above. I have to take out a sliding egress window so I can get everything in. What is the best way to do this so that I can easily reattach the window once I'm done?

I have no idea how to even start removing it. I've looked on Youtube and all I see are videos on new installs, and people destroying the old one. I need to be able to do this fast and without damaging the existing window.
 
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Old 08-28-15, 10:08 AM
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Pretty sure we will need to see the window so we can provide instruction.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 08-28-15, 04:13 PM
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Can't you just take the sashes (the left and right sliding portions of the window) out of the frame and get enough room?
 
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Old 08-29-15, 09:15 AM
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here are the pics:

egress window - Album on Imgur

i noticed there are some plastic pieces of which i have closeup photos that seem to be clipping the window to the frame. again, i'm not sure what they are, just guessing.
 
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Old 08-29-15, 11:26 AM
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That's a single slider. If what you have won't fit through the sliding portion, we need exterior pictures to see the outside. If your intent is to remove the entire window, the whole window would be removed from the outside, not the inside.
 
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Old 08-29-15, 03:18 PM
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Huh. That's a new one. It looks like there is no nail fin, and they put a replacement window into the opening... should be easy to remove. (From the inside) Feel around the perimeter of the window for any installation screws in the space around the window and remove them. Then you will likely need to go outside and cut the caulking between the window and the blind stop. If you are lucky, they used silicone. A good tool to use would be one of these in your utility knife.

Also cut the caulk where the expander meets the sill. Then the window should be free... just pull it out to the inside. Don't sit it on the sill expander or it will bend. Place it somewhere upside down until you are ready to put it back in.
 
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Holy moly am I glad you know how to do this. I don't see any screws inside, only those plastic fasteners I zoomed in on from the inside view. Could those be the only thing holding it in place of screws?
 
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No idea what those are, they look like cushions. Take a table knife and insert it in the gap around the outside of window and slide it along and see if you hit any screws. If not, it might just be held by the caulk.
 
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Old 08-30-15, 06:04 AM
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We don't have basements around here, so I am going from memory. It looks like the metal window frame was cast in place when they poured the basement walls. The vinyl insert I would assume was installed after the concrete work. Can you lift those rectangle bumpers to see if there is a mounting screw underneath it? I also think that the slider side of the window should lift and pull the bottom out of the track. Slide it to the left and see if you can raise and remove it.
 
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Old 08-30-15, 06:14 AM
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That sliding sash won't come out unless you first remove the magnetic security sensor.
 
 

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