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Old 10-26-2009, 05:06 PM   #16
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nice pic.

thanks

im going to bring that down to the inspections dept and get their buy-in.
im kicking myself now because i think i probably could have done that with just a rough octagon hole in the wall instead of taking out all the drywall....lesson learned i guess.

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:21 PM   #17
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Sister a stud next to the window for 2 total on one side, add 2 more right next to the window on the other side. Add sill (2x4) above and below window with 1/2" space around installed window. Support window on 1/4" lath continuous shim. Leave 1/4" gap above window/sill joint for settling later. (Required)

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Old 10-27-2009, 12:33 PM   #18
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Didn't know you had removed all the drywall. You can build anything at all you choose with that much room. I thought you were working with just a window sized opening.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:27 PM   #19
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yeah. ive toyued with the dea of some bigger double hungs in that area instead of just the octagons and tehn adding some built-ins with benches etc. on a positive note, it gives me a chance to update the insulation on that wall -- whatever difference that makes.

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