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Old 09-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Replacing Special Window


So bear with me, because I have to make up the lingo as I go, being an amateur and all...

Attached is a pic of a window I need replaced. I got one quote so far, and it floored me (almost $4,000). I expected it to be expensive, the two bottom windows swing out using crank handles, and that top half moon is just stationary. The treatment on the top half I could live without!

So I am looking for more quotes, but also talked to someone at a local window shop, and he said it is a DIYer project, although an advanced one. My question would be, how is that half moon framed in? Or is the window sold as a complete rectangle, and the half moon sits in a boxed in sort of frame (if that makes any sense at all).

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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That is a double casement window with a half round on top---

Any window supplier can make that up for you---you have one thing good going there---the wide exterior trim will allow the use of a flanged,new construction window---

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Why would you need to know how it's framed?
Just buy a new window the same size.
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That is a double casement window with a half round on top---

Any window supplier can make that up for you---you have one thing good going there---the wide exterior trim will allow the use of a flanged,new construction window---
Currently it's wood, would like to make the jump to vinyl.
Do you think taking this one out and putting a new one in is a DIY job requiring moderate skill? My only gripe is the window is up quite high, I would probably put some roof jacks on the roof below the window so I could easily have access to it. I would try to do most of the job inside the house of course!
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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This might or might not be a DIY job---

The demo is one man on a ladder for a couple of hours---

the install--three men would be my choice--I would remove the sashes on the bottom and have two guys install it from the inside---passing it out of the empty opening--and a third man outside with a level and a screw gun.

If it is a wood cored window--I install temporary handles on the inside--

I've put in some huge windows this way---sashes need to be reinstalled before the thing is screwed off completely to make sure the frame is still square.
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