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Old 12-31-2013, 05:40 AM   #1
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The plan is to install a hopper window into a block wall where none exists and I've finally found a brick mason guy I think I can trust but we BOTH want/need to know exactly what's required for the R.O.

I've replaced a couple of these and remember having some
sort of wood trimmers in the opening (like a buck).

So... do any of you have a nice drawing to reference?
And maybe a preferred maker for the window?

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What is required in terms of cut back (i.e. shimming space) or what is required for fastening?

Its a bit tough to fasten to block so most guys will put a 1x4 buck frame inside the block.

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What is required in terms of...
In terms of being an owner or GC and telling
the brickie what to do so the window can be
installed by others.

"Joe, gimme a 32 1/4 x 16 1/4 smooth faced RO
and the carpenter will do the rest"

I can live with that... but just want to be sure.
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I think you pretty much got it.

Decide what size window you want and accommodate for the PVC buck frame in the instructed size to the mason.

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I would simply buy the windows first and ask the mason if he can install them. I personally don't care for a wood buck around an otherwise mantainence free window. Generally we saw the opening, screw the top into the plate, leaving at least an inch or 2 under the window for a mortar wash. The sides can either get calked in in mortared in with a grout bag......
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I would simply buy the windows first...
I bet if you went into a HOme Center (let alone a real lumberyard or window place) that they would have hopper windows in stock like they have always been everywhere I've lived before.

Me: see that plastic thing there next to those sheet metal things?
Clerk: Yeah, sure. They're window wells and covers.
Me: Where are the windows that they're used for?
Clerk: Huh? Whadda ya mean?
Me: This is the window and door counter... right?

I may have to drive 100 miles to Raleigh.
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I have used both methods, with and without a buck. If you use a buck, WoW's recommendation of PVC instead of wood would not be a bad idea... I actually prefer to do it without a buck (afterall, the original wood windows had no buck), but depending on where/how the holes are cut it may be easier if not necessary to use one.
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+1

I don't mind either myself but some guys have trouble getting fasteners to bite and especially in CMU block.

I did say PVC and thanks for pointing that out HomeSealed.

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