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jonhayden 04-15-2013 04:53 PM

Removing a slider window
 
I need to pop out the window in my basement egress window so I can get some drywall brought down to the basement. It appears to be a Majestic horizontal slider window. The sliding window pops out without any problems, but I'm wondering how to remove the stationary window. I've read that with windows like this, you can typically remove the vertical bar and then the stationary window can be popped out too. But I can't figure out how to remove the vertical bar. I attached some pictures. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jon


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Windows on Wash 04-16-2013 07:01 AM

Look for some L-brackets and screws on the mullion post. If you can't see any, it may have been screwed in from the backside to start with and in that case, you would have to remove the window to disassemble or just remove the window altogether and replace.

jonhayden 04-16-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1160313)
Look for some L-brackets and screws on the mullion post. If you can't see any, it may have been screwed in from the backside to start with and in that case, you would have to remove the window to disassemble or just remove the window altogether and replace.

Thanks. I'll take a look. I wonder how hard it would be to remove the entire window. Looks like there are only 2 tapcon screws on the left and right side that hold it in. And also some silicon caulking. Do you think that's all there is to removing it? Just remove the 4 screws and cut the caulking?

Windows on Wash 04-16-2013 09:58 AM

If it was set retrofit, yes.

If it was put in with a fin and in the form, no.

HomeSealed 04-16-2013 10:56 AM

+1. You should be able to just pull those tapcons and slide it out. Probably screwed from the outside of the frame, or there is an interlocking tab or something along those lines.
Different procedures are more common in various regions, but it is rare to see a basement window set in a poured foundation with a nailing fin in my experience...

jonhayden 04-16-2013 11:21 AM

Yep, I just found a picture of window opening after the foundation was poured. I don't think anything was set inside the concrete.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/...psd4b75c73.jpg

rossfingal 04-16-2013 11:25 AM

That's an "escape"/"egress" window -
make sure you take that into consideration when installing a new window!
Cut the caulk, remove the tapcons -
it should come out.

rossfingal

jonhayden 04-16-2013 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by rossfingal (Post 1160452)
That's an "escape"/"egress" window -
make sure you take that into consideration when installing a new window!
Cut the caulk, remove the tapcons -
it should come out.

rossfingal

Thanks. I'm actually going to put the same window back in. I just need to remove it temporarily to bring in some 12' drywall.

rossfingal 04-16-2013 11:44 AM

Ahhh!
12 ft. pieces of drywall in the basement!
That sounds like fun!
(Sorry, can't help - I'm busy!!) :)

rossfingal

Watch your "fire-blocking"!

jonhayden 04-16-2013 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by rossfingal (Post 1160462)
Ahhh!
12 ft. pieces of drywall in the basement!
That sounds like fun!
(Sorry, can't help - I'm busy!!) :)

rossfingal

Watch your "fire-blocking"!

HaHa! Also, the drywall is 4.5 ft wide since I have 9 ft ceilings. Yes, the fireblocking is still confusing to me. I think I have it done except for the soffit right now. I'm planning a trip to see the inspector soon before I have him come out to ask him about it.

rossfingal 04-16-2013 12:06 PM

Yeah, talk to the inspector.
Here's a link to "fire-blocking" in the "How-to guides" -
http://www.diychatroom.com/f98/how-f...framing-37190/

rossfingal

HomeSealed 04-16-2013 04:50 PM

4.5'x 12' , those are some big sheets. I know this is a really dumb question, but you've measured the clearance with the window out, right? I'm sure it is just the pic, but that looks like a tight fit.

jonhayden 04-16-2013 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeSealed (Post 1160642)
4.5'x 12' , those are some big sheets. I know this is a really dumb question, but you've measured the clearance with the window out, right? I'm sure it is just the pic, but that looks like a tight fit.

Window is 5' x 5'

concretemasonry 04-16-2013 05:23 PM

jon -

Despite the 5x5 window, the "wrinkled tin" well could inhibit the ability to get a long (12') x 4.5' sheet oriented and threaded down and turned around.

Dick

rossfingal 04-16-2013 05:26 PM

What "jonhayden" means - the sheets aren't 4.5 ft. - the ceilings are 9 ft.
So - going to have either have a 1 ft. strip of drywall (if run horizontally)
Or run the sheets vertically.

"RF"

It's no fun! -
However, we've got sheets through a 5 ft. window well.


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