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Old 05-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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I have had a lot of help on here from some very good people.. they know who they are.. I measured my existing window frame 30 x 51 with 4 1/4 jam depth.. I went to HD and the sales man tried to sell me a 29.5 x 50.5 , it said that would be fine that my brick molding and inside molding would cover the 1/2 gap around the window.. (which now seems to be a 1/4 inch gap) so I agreed that would be fine.. but when he actually took me over to the window I noticed it only had a 3 1/4 jam depth.. he also assured me that would be fine, just to build up on the inside to match your dry wall so you molding would fit, I guess that is a way of doing it but I don't think that would visually look good. so he suggested I order windows online if I didn't want to pay for a special order window.. so could I order a window 29.5 x 50.5 with a 4 1/4 jam depth instead of my 30 x 51 4 1/4 ? or should I just have one made to my 30 x 51? thanks in advance

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so the window would sit deeper from the inside and I would just need to build a one inch extension jam on the inside keeping it a 1/4 inch away from the rough opening with blocks so I can put in my insulation nailing it to the sides... okay now with my window being 38 x 51 would a 37.5 x 50.5 be okay ?

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yes,assuming your r.o is reasonably level plumb and square

measure in 3 different spots along the length and width,use the smallest dimensions,

when you give them the measurement tell them ''standard deductions'' and they will calculate the correct size for an insert
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yes,assuming your r.o is reasonably level plumb and square

measure in 3 different spots along the length and width,use the smallest dimensions,

when you give them the measurement tell them ''standard deductions'' and they will calculate the correct size for an insert
yes you are right I am assuming a perfect world... I am going with a new construction window.... I am going to go to a showroom tomorrow and see what they can do... all the middle men want so much money and if you order online shipping is like 125 . I plan on changing all my windows out in the next 2 years so I want a company that is well known and will be around so my windows are not miss match.... by the way thanks for all the great advice and dealing with my perfectionist attitude !!! I just want to do it right the first time...
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yes you are right I am assuming a perfect world... I am going with a new construction window.... I am going to go to a showroom tomorrow and see what they can do... all the middle men want so much money and if you order online shipping is like 125 . I plan on changing all my windows out in the next 2 years so I want a company that is well known and will be around so my windows are not miss match.... by the way thanks for all the great advice and dealing with my perfectionist attitude !!! I just want to do it right the first time...

Most all of the companies today will make a window as you want it at the sizes you want.
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okay have ordered the window to my specs, but without a extension jam.. they only offer a 4 9/16 or 6 9/16 as I was talking to the guy I told him mine was 4 1/4 he said that who ever built the house must of used 3/8 drywall on the walls and not 1/2 inch so he said to just make my own jams extensions out of pvc... this guy knew what he was talking about not like the other guy I talked to at HD.. I will post pics of the finished project ,, should get the window in about 2 weeks or so... thanks again to all those who helped me with this.. o yeah the window cost 280.00 out the door.. argon filled glass etc.. full screen...

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