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Old 06-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Jusy finished installing a vinyl replacement window... First time. Everything went well, but my outside blind stops seemed to be not plumb (slightly). So when I put the window in, towards the top it did not press up snug on the outside stop. I know the stops don't support the window, but is it ok that I just caulked the small gap between the outside stop and the front of the window? Window operates fine and is square and level, but want to know if I need to worry about water or something? thanks!

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Should be fine.

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+1. As long as the window is square and sealed, you should be fine.
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I think the original stool was notched poorly (perhaps the wall was not square). I can see the aluminum tracks were kind of pinching between the stool and outside stop. Anyway, I think it's making the window fit between the stool and blind stops tight on the bottom, and not allowing me to push the window out flush against the stops towards the top. Does that make sense? has anyone seen this type of thing happen?
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over the years the stop/window trim can separate from the window frame

sometimes the resulting gap gets filled with caulk sometimes not

I usually smack the head/rail trim with a hammer to set it back,if i see alot of movement ill set it with a deck screw
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Here's the pinching of the aluminum jamb liner. Leads me to think the very bottom distance of stool to outside stop is slightly less than 3 1/4"?

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