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10-06-20, 07:36 AM
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Posted By PeteVenkman

Totally forgot to post information about costs!! ...

Totally forgot to post information about costs!! Some of these are guestimates before sales tax.

Window $228 at Lowes
Vinyl siding removal tool, $8 Amazon
Small pry bar for siding, $8 Lowes
4"...
10-05-20, 12:51 PM
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Posted By PeteVenkman

Last post about the project. Thanks to everyone...

Last post about the project. Thanks to everyone who offered guidance. I wanted to come back and pay things forward a little bit with a lot of pictures and thoughts about the process.....so...
10-05-20, 12:41 PM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

About the interior finishing, this project was...

About the interior finishing, this project was partly about finishing out the window jamb since I had demo'd the drywall there and also about doing a window casing that is really an upgrade from teh...
10-05-20, 12:29 PM
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Posted By PeteVenkman

Last note about the exterior. New window...

Last note about the exterior.

New window with Integrated J channel and reinstalling siding
The integrated J channel on the new window required me to reduce the overlap of the siding pieces by...
10-05-20, 12:12 PM
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Posted By PeteVenkman

So I just realized I don't have a picture of the...

So I just realized I don't have a picture of the fully nailed and taped window before I started reinstalling siding. Basically, after nailing the window up and making sure I was level and plumb and...
10-05-20, 11:48 AM
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Posted By PeteVenkman

Couple more shots showing the preparation of the...

Couple more shots showing the preparation of the RO. The flashing tape was like $10 on Amazon for 33 ft. The OSI Max is like nuclear caulk, don't get that anywhere you don't mind it being...
10-05-20, 11:43 AM
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Posted By PeteVenkman

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10-05-20, 11:27 AM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

So I watched a lot of Youtube videos on how to...

So I watched a lot of Youtube videos on how to install new construction windows. I don't usually look at any one sources as the end all authority, so I just watch 5-10 videos on something and...
10-05-20, 11:06 AM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

You can also see the benefit of the scaffold...

You can also see the benefit of the scaffold here.....the ability to raise that platform up one level as needed was awesome.

I cut back the foam all the way around the window to get ready to...
10-05-20, 11:02 AM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Demo first. As Sleeper said, going with a new...

Demo first. As Sleeper said, going with a new construction style window with nailing fin means pulling off the siding all the way around is the best way to be really sure you're going to get that...
10-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Couple reminders: A 1-window test If you...

Couple reminders:

A 1-window test
If you remember, this is a one-window test to see if I can do this job and what the in's/out's of it would be to evaluate if I can do the rest of my house. I...
10-05-20, 09:02 AM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Guess who's back, back again........window's...

Guess who's back, back again........window's back, window's back. ~Eminem. Or maybe I could be convinced to go with Barry Manilow's "Looks Like We Made" for the older generation on here......
...
08-26-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Man I did look into that, but I'm sure hoping...

Man I did look into that, but I'm sure hoping you're wrong.....can't find a good match with this color. pretty sure previous owner bought from a door to door seller of vinyl after a storm. Vinyl...
08-26-20, 06:47 AM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

IT"S BACK!!!! Delay after delay, the virus and a...

IT"S BACK!!!! Delay after delay, the virus and a million other things got in the way of this one........but I'm back to say the single test window has been ordered.

I decided to go with a new...
04-04-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Perfect. Thanks Sleeper, as always appreciate...

Perfect. Thanks Sleeper, as always appreciate the options and ideas.

On this first trial window, leaning hard toward removing all siding all the way around window, at least for this first one. ...
04-03-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By PeteVenkman

Marq1 - I keep thinking about that.....but...

Marq1 - I keep thinking about that.....but definitely concerned about my ability to cut siding close enough and get it right. Margin of error and just not knowing enough about what's behind there...
04-03-20, 06:07 AM
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Posted By PeteVenkman

Well, due to a lot of life and job and money...

Well, due to a lot of life and job and money circumstances, the 1-window test did not happen last summer......but this virus quarantine has a new list of projects being revisited and the window test...
05-08-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By PeteVenkman

I'm sort of finding the same, not a lot of...

I'm sort of finding the same, not a lot of interest from folks once they know you are DIY'ing the install.

Honestly, I'm still early in the research process for brand names and specs - but I'm...
05-02-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Man, can't thank you enough. Makes a lot of...

Man, can't thank you enough. Makes a lot of sense. In all my research, I really could not find a video or picture where my style of existing frame was getting a replacement window.....so this gives...
05-02-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Sleeper - Really helpful perspective....gives me...

Sleeper - Really helpful perspective....gives me a lot to think about. Thank you. I'm going to respond to pieces and parts because I have questions.

"I really don't think your windows are...
04-30-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Few more photos of some of the windows. I am...

Few more photos of some of the windows.

I am considering a one-window test with a new construction window - likely a stock 32"w x 54" tall size. It would be a first floor opening so that I could...
04-30-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By PeteVenkman

Replacement windows - exterior trip/wrap

Hello All - I've been DIY'ing - out of financial necessity and enjoyment - forever and can't believe I'm only now finding this forum. Just wow, the Internet constantly amazes me how many generous...
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