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Old 04-16-2010, 03:21 PM   #16
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I would replace the stops and pre-paint them too.

You could do the whole thing from the inside of the house.
Great thats exactly what I wanted to hear - where do I get new stops?

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There just wood, any lumber yard, big box, or good hardware store.

Since my table saw travels with me I just rip whatever perfect little pieces I need.
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There just wood, any lumber yard, big box, or good hardware store.

Since my table saw travels with me I just rip whatever perfect little pieces I need.
Mine done seem to be wood - maybe we are not talking the same thing? Is it the inside casing?
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Yes that is it, your new window will butt up against that and then you will install similar strips of wood holding the window in place from the other side. Caulk it all in, put your trim back on the inside and your done.

I also put 2 screws through the window frame into the framing on each side.
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maybe a stupid question but my replacement window would be one twin double hung correct? not two single double hung window?
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Mine done seem to be wood - maybe we are not talking the same thing? Is it the inside casing?
You need to open up that pocket in the pic, remove the sash weights & insulate
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It looks like you have a 2x4 (part of the framing) dividing two separate windows. If that’s the case I’d order 2 windows. If you could get a double, double hung, that would actually be two separate windows that are mulled together to make one window. Mulling two windows to make one is usually a $60-80 up-charge.
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It looks like you have a 2x4 (part of the framing) dividing two separate windows. If that’s the case I’d order 2 windows. If you could get a double, double hung, that would actually be two separate windows that are mulled together to make one window. Mulling two windows to make one is usually a $60-80 up-charge.
Right after looking at it again, it seems like it would be best to order two single double hung windows. I wouldn't know what to do with that 2x4 in between if I got the one twin.
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There are 2 ways to give measurements when you order windows, “rough opening” and “net frame”.

With “rough opening” you give them the size of the opening of your framing and the manufacture automatically sends you a window ˝” smaller than the numbers you gave them so you have a little wiggle room to adjust the window when installing.

When you order “net frame” the measurements you give them will be the exact size of window you get.

When ordering replacement windows I always order “net frame”.

In your case I would order "net frame", measure the width of your existing sash that slides up and down and that’s your width (width is always the first number in window size) As for the height, measure the tight number from the furthest up hill side of your sill against your stop up to the top of the frame against the stop and subtract 3/8” off the tight number and that’s you window size.

Now because of the slope of your sill, when you put your windows in there will be a gap at the front of the bottom of the window, you can either (on a table saw) cut a wedge piece to level out the sill for the thickness of the window, or the slick way to do it is to order the window with a “stucco flange”. A stucco flange is kind of like a nail flange but it hangs down a couple of inches without the nail slots. Then you figure out and cut the flange (score with razor knife and snap) so it rest perfectly on the sill. Clean look.

You also have another choice. You will be installing the windows "without nail flanges". If you order them without flanges that’s a $15-20 up-charge. Get them with the flanges. 2 scores with a new razor knife blade and they will snap right off and save you $15 for 1 min.
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There are 2 ways to give measurements when you order windows, “rough opening” and “net frame”.

In your case I would order "net frame", measure the width of your existing sash that slides up and down and that’s your width (width is always the first number in window size) As for the height, measure the tight number from the furthest up hill side of your sill against your stop up to the top of the frame against the stop and subtract 3/8” off the tight number and that’s you window size.
I was watching this video here: http://www.americancraftsmanwin.com/video/Wood_q2.mov it makes no mention of subtracting 3/8". ???

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Now because of the slope of your sill when you put your windows in there will be a gap at the front of the bottom of the window, you can either (on a table saw) cut a wedge piece to level out the sill for the thickness of the window, or the slick way to do it is to order the window with a “stucco flange”. A stucco flange is kind of like a nail flange but it hangs down a couple of inches without the nail slots. Then you figure out and cut the flange (score with razor knife and snap) so it rest perfectly on the sill. Clean look.
Is the stucko flange rough, this is something that shows on the outside of the house??

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You also have 2 other choices. You will be installing the windows without nail flanges. If you order then without flanges that’s a $15-20 up-charge. Get them with the flanges. 2 scores with a new razor knife blade and they will snap right off and save you $15 for 1 min.
Wasn't aware of nail flanges - out of curousity why wouldn't I use nail flanges to hold the window in???
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Well, if you want to go the other route and tear off your exterior window trim and possibly cut back some siding and install them in a “new construction fashion”, then you will not need nail flanges.

Go back and read the details of the last few of my post.
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Well, if you want to go the other route and tear off your exterior window trim and possibly cut back some siding and install them in a “new construction fashion”, then you will not need nail flanges.

Go back and read the details of the last few of my post.
I definatly dont want to mess around with the outside - so no nail flanges it is.
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I’m sorry, I didn’t mention that you use the nail flanges in a “new construction type of installation” and you do not, in a retrofit, your situation.
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Yup thats what I figured no worries ....

My measurements come out to be 32"X45 1/4" does that make sense
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Sounds good to me, you’ll have to buy me a plane ticket if you want a guarantee.

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