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Old 03-17-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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I just got the kitchen back together after gutting to the studs and now need to tackle this window issue. The house was built in early '30s. While pulling a window shut in one of the bedrooms, the bottom broke loose due to some pretty severe rot. The only window experience I have is writing a check to have them replaced in another house, but I have the time, tools, desire and ability to learn whatever is necessary here. Just looking for some insight.

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Time to measure and order measure and order new replacement windows.
Expect about 10 days to get them.
Simple DIY job.
Directions to install will come right on the windows.
I buy all mine from my siding suppliers. Not some box store.
Simonton and Windcor are the two windows I use.

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Time for new replacement windows.
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Wow, those windows really are TOAST! Follow Joe's advice.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm assuming what this is going to take, best case scenario, is cutting the wall out around the frame, hoping to find no interior rot, and installing new windows in existing frame ( or is it called casing? ). Bad case scenario, rot has spread to the frame and that will need to be replaced also - I suspect this is true. Worst case, guess that depends on how much moisture got through and for how long, right?
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I'm not seeing any rot in the sill or the jambs in that picture. Poke it with a screw driver.
Just opening up a big can of worms replacing the whole window when your working around stucco.
You could replace both of those windows with replacement windows in less then an hour.
It's all done from the inside.
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as Joe mentions the replacement windows will use the existing window stops for inner and outer placement as long as the jamb is not rotten.

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