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|09-04-2010, 01:09 PM||#1|
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My window between siding and drywall...
I uploaded the picture because I don't think anyone would have believed me. You can read the bold's if you're in a hurry helping all us hopeless DIY'ers running around to start projects a day into the 3 day weekend :D
Anyway, as you can see, there's a window in the drywall that had ply sheathing/siding installed over it. It was covered with a horrible drywall patch which is what alerted me to it. I removed the patch, took off some metal bits on the corners, and then ripped out the tracks/glass to leave just the outer frame.
Can I remove this type of window only from the inside without having to remove a ton of siding/sheathing? The tracks were cheap aluminum with 2 nails in them and I can't see any obvious way to disassemble this window from the inside.
The window frame is about 1/2" back from the drywall. Should I remove the frame or just leave it in and drywall over it properly? If I insulate the gap is there anything "bad" that could happen from not taking the frame out?
I figure I have a few choices now, going from most hopeful and ideal to least ideal hackery which was the cause of this problem
1) Try to remove as much of the window as I can using a sawzall to cut nails if need be. Once that's done, use spray foam to seal up the air I feel coming in from the sides of the window. Throw in some insulation and a 2x4 through the middle, and put a patch on.
2) Leave the frame in, insulate, put in a 2x4, patch.
Is it worth removing the window frame even? The previous patch I removed was flush with the rest of the drywall it was just put in with silicone, unpainted, and brown wallboard instead of matching sheetrock.
|09-04-2010, 01:30 PM||#2|
Ole Wood Worker
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Yes you can remove that frame from inside, just cut the frame in the middle and pry it out. Thrown a few 2Xs back in, insulate, drywall and there you are.
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