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Old 10-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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I will be getting some windows replaced by a contractor here in a few weeks. The contractor said he is going to leave the existing window stools in place. After further thought, I would like to replace those ugly old stools with something with more detail. When replacing window stools, does this need to be done while the window is removed? Or can this be done after the windows have been replaced?

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I would like the 2 kitchen windows to look similar to this...

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Are those marble. The one in the kitchen if i remember the pic correctly. Has tile around it. Little tricky. So is the curve main bay. This would be done after window installed. The installer can definitely do it. Ask about options. It will add to the bill

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I would like to do it myself if at all possible (I am paying a lot of $$$ for the windows already). I will be getting the kitchen countertop replaced in the near future with a new backsplash, so that tile work can be repaired/replaced at that time.

How can the window stool be removed once the new window is in place? How is it fastened into the frame?
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Are you having replacement windows or new construction windows installed?
Are those old window aluminum?
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Are you having replacement windows or new construction windows installed?
Are those old window aluminum?
I assume they are replacement windows but I am not 100% sure. Does it make a difference when replacing the window stools?

yes the old windows are aluminum
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Those sills most likely are going to be construction adhesive attached.
Going to be hard to get out with that window in place.
I think I would remove the window, cut it in half with a ciruler saw and a diamond blade then knock it up from the inside to break the bond. May have to use a flat bar as a wedge then use a sawsall to cut through the glue.
To do that odd ball window I'd use one these to figure the angles to cut.
http://www.zorotools.com/g/00061622/...m_campaign=PLA
Just hold it in place and it shows the exact angle to cut both pieces.
DO you own a compound miter saw? Going to need one.
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Those sills most likely are going to be construction adhesive attached.
Going to be hard to get out with that window in place.
I think I would remove the window, cut it in half with a ciruler saw and a diamond blade then knock it up from the inside to break the bond. May have to use a flat bar as a wedge then use a sawsall to cut through the glue.
To do that odd ball window I'd use one these to figure the angles to cut.
http://www.zorotools.com/g/00061622/...m_campaign=PLA
Just hold it in place and it shows the exact angle to cut both pieces.
DO you own a compound miter saw? Going to need one.

So I should have the new stools ready to install when the window guys are here putting in the new windows (i.e. the windows are removed)?
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Does the window sit on top of the stool? Or does the stool butt into the bottom of the window? I need to know how deep to make the stool
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The window goes in and the stool butts up against it, The window does not sit on top of the stool.
The best way would be as the windows removed the stool is also removed. The stool and the rest of the trim could go on later.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...trim&FORM=VDRE
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Any special type of wood I should use?
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Nope, just pine trim will work. All those moulding profiles are available at an box store or lumber yard.
Consider using a wider stool. Lady like then so they have a place to sit there fofo stuff on or a Christmas candle.
I use 5" wide stools for this.
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does the new window stool have to be rabbeted? I assume that the current marble stool in place is not...

something like this

http://www.coronahardwood.com/ch/pro...ted+stool/view
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Not likely. That looks like a stool for an Anderson style window. Yours may be flat instead.
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That would be most excellent indeed!

To the OP: since this post is older, has this been done? How did it work out?

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