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04-21-09, 09:53 PM
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Posted By grob62

Well in that case just get the 200 and upgrade to...

Well in that case just get the 200 and upgrade to Low E
04-19-09, 09:38 PM
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Views: 50,743
Posted By grob62

The 400 series has the upgraded Low E glass which...

The 400 series has the upgraded Low E glass which is a pretty good investment. If you have really cold winters or really hot summers, then it is definetly worth the extra $$ and will save you $$ in...
03-25-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,408
Posted By grob62

I was going to say that this is not a DIY...

I was going to say that this is not a DIY project, but I think I will change that to it is ONLY a DIY project because i know of no professional that would attempt this. Not even a professional door...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By grob62

First of all, make sure you are using the correct...

First of all, make sure you are using the correct bit for your fastener as there are(just to name a few) P1, P2 and P3 phillips driver bits. There are square bits, and my least favorite, the...
03-23-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,509
Posted By grob62

I think Rolscreen and early Pella used this bar...

I think Rolscreen and early Pella used this bar system and I've seen it on some others.

Similar to this bar but theirs was a bit fancier.

Old House Store Victorian Style Casement Stay With 2...
03-23-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,072
Posted By grob62

Tip to Tip is a term we use to basically mean...

Tip to Tip is a term we use to basically mean that the numbers you give your window supplier is what you want the actual unit dimension of the new replacement window to be. It lets them know to not...
03-19-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,072
Posted By grob62

tough to see from pic, but I think B and C are...

tough to see from pic, but I think B and C are one piece and are removable. Your operator cover is long gone and there should be another piece just like B and C on top. Those pieces are stops which...
03-19-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By grob62

Your public profile says you are in window sales....

Your public profile says you are in window sales. You should know already. :confused:
03-19-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By grob62

I have yet to run into a glass that couldn't be...

I have yet to run into a glass that couldn't be replaced. Even Andersens (Permashields anyway)have a glazing bead and it is possible to replace glass...They are a pain let me tell you but it is...
03-19-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,474
Posted By grob62

Oops, my bad, 20 years glass.. 10 years on...

Oops, my bad, 20 years glass.. 10 years on parts..
Musta been sleepy when I typed that.
03-18-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By grob62

How much is a bit? Unless you need to move it...

How much is a bit? Unless you need to move it more than a couple inches you should be able to cut that much out of your header without compromising the integrity of the structure. I would only...
03-18-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,474
Posted By grob62

Stress cracks are not uncommon. The happen when...

Stress cracks are not uncommon. The happen when there is a flaw on the edge of the glass. They usually occur within the first couple years. When it breaks it makes a pretty loud snap. Almost...
03-18-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,072
Posted By grob62

Measuring casement windows can be tricky at...

Measuring casement windows can be tricky at times. Most casement windows have removable stops on the top and sides with a operator cover on the bottom. Sometimes however these pieces are one with...
03-03-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,680
Posted By grob62

;):wall::confused::eek::rolleyes::thinker::cool:Be...

;):wall::confused::eek::rolleyes::thinker::cool:Beer 4U2:o
03-02-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,680
Posted By grob62

Don't think that the PermaShield is top of the...

Don't think that the PermaShield is top of the line, it is not... You could easily drop $2000 or more for "top of the line". Check out Marvin Ultimate series or even PeachTree Fiberglass doors....
02-28-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,611
Posted By grob62

I agree. A good mason can even match the mortar....

I agree. A good mason can even match the mortar. The only problem is that it is really tough to get somebody good enough to come work on a small job such as this. I work as a sub for a larger...
02-28-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,680
Posted By grob62

American Crapsman. Oh sorry about this...

American Crapsman. Oh sorry about this misspelling. I've put in a few, not impressed all that much, but as your salesman said..."for the price....". What do you expect for $300.00? I will say I...
02-27-09, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,789
Posted By grob62

It's all on site. I will build a frame out of 1...

It's all on site. I will build a frame out of 1 x 6 and install the inside edge of the frame flush with your finish wall. Just like a any other window you R.O. should be 3/4" bigger on width and...
02-26-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,789
Posted By grob62

we use replacement windows ( no nailing fins) on...

we use replacement windows ( no nailing fins) on just about everything. If we need to we build a frame out of 1 x 6, put on an outside stop, and set the window. put on an inside stop and case it...
02-01-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,536
Posted By grob62

When you tilt your windows in for cleaning, It...

When you tilt your windows in for cleaning, It is IMPERATIVE that you lift the sashes a good 5" or more before tilting in. When you attempt to tilt in the sash when it is at its lowest position...
02-01-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,387
Posted By grob62

Possibly the contractor didn't install the...

Possibly the contractor didn't install the interlock properly. The interlock is the weatherstripping that seals the two panels together. In the instructions it says to put a bead of silicone(which...
12-25-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,969
Posted By grob62

I have problems with mine when it's really cold...

I have problems with mine when it's really cold out, like now.
No amount of tinkering helps. The only thing I can do is watch each time it goes down, and when it stops to go back up I immediatly...
12-25-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,034
Posted By grob62

Some problems I've run into through the years: ...

Some problems I've run into through the years:

1. Aluminum Frame removal-always a treat
2. Fixed panels-- sometimes they can be interesting to remove without breaking--deglaze the glass sometimes...
11-17-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,889
Posted By grob62

Replacement windows have a frame depth of 3 1/4"....

Replacement windows have a frame depth of 3 1/4". I am only guessing you might be trying to create a frame to put a replacement unit into. If you are I have come up with a method that works for me...
11-04-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 30,176
Posted By grob62

Well, there is actually a couple of ways you can...

Well, there is actually a couple of ways you can adjust a casement window.

If it is hitting at the bottom on the latch side the easiest fix is to shim underneath the bottom hinge. Open the...
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