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Old 11-24-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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whats the best way to make window jambs when the depth isnt exactly even all the way around? its not off much, maybe 1/8 at the most. shoud i scribe it or is there a more efficiant way?

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:17 AM   #2
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Not sure what you are asking??? Does the jamb not come out to meet the drywall?? If it is pn;y 1/8", I would porbably shave the drywall to make trim fit. More than that needs an extension, and usually my table saw, but there are premade extensions available. They will still need to be cut to fit the job.

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Just be sure the jam extension is even or beyond the drywall and use a planer to make it flush.
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so i should shave the jamb to match the contour of the wall? what im trying to say is that my finished interior wall is not perfectly flat compared to my window. dont really know how else to explain it. make sense? bob, i think u know what im getting at.
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yes the plane will follow the wall and trim the jam extension to the same level. This way the casing sits flat and the joints are not opened.
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great. so should the jamb be secured to the window or just left floating?
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the jams get glued and nailed to the windows first
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my windows are vinyl, cant nail but what kindof glue should i use?
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my windows are vinyl, cant nail but what kindof glue should i use?
If I understand you correctly, you have a vinyl clad window which is 1/8 inch shy of the plane of the wall? Trying to adhere a 1/8 inch jamb extension to a vinyl clad window is not realistic. Nail up the window casing and caulk the 1/8 inch space with elastomeric caulk.
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its not an extension jamb its the actual jamb, its 5 and some change inches. im using 1x6 pine. i make the box, put it in the whole upt the window and the jamb is not flush alle the way around the wall. meaning the is wall face is iregular. wish i could put up a picture.
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my windows are vinyl, cant nail but what kindof glue should i use?
Make your extension jambs and taper them to match the plane of the drywall. Nail or screw the extension jamb together to make a 4 sided box. Then push it tight against the window and shim between the extension jambs and the window studs and nail it in place. Cut off the shims insulate and install the casing. You can run a small bead of caulk at the intersection of the ext. jambs and the vinyl window to give it a clean and finished look.
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its not an extension jamb its the actual jamb, its 5 and some change inches. im using 1x6 pine. i make the box, put it in the whole upt the window and the jamb is not flush alle the way around the wall. meaning the is wall face is iregular. wish i could put up a picture.
OK,

You have a vinyl clad window which is shy some 5 and whatever inches to being flush with the wall plane. You plan to build a box out of 1X6 pine which will but against the vinyl window and sit pround of the drywall 1/8 of an inch.

Is your window casing a picture frame casing? casing all around? or does it have an apron and stool?

If your casing is a picture frame set up, build your box, run your tape diagonally to square your box, install your casing to the box, caulk the back side of the box to the vinyl, shim the casing where you have a gap. Nail it off and caulk it.

Think visual. Who is going to notice the side of the casing where it meets the wall? If you keep the box consistent with the plane of the window and the casing consistent with the box it will work out ok.

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