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Old 04-16-2010, 09:05 PM   #31
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Sounds good to me, you’ll have to buy me a plane ticket if you want a guarantee.
were talking these measurements need to be exact down to a 16th of an inch, right - I'm going to go measure a few more times

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A 1/16” doesn’t exist in window measurements. If you give them a measurement to the 1/8” what you’ll probably get is a window a 1/16” either way.
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revised numbers are 32x45 5/8 - I checked them 10million times and this is what I'm going with.
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Cool, even if your wrong a ¼” or so it will only cost you a hour or two of frustration but by the end of the day, “mission accomplished”
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Cool, even if your wrong a ¼” or so it will only cost you a hour or two of frustration but by the end of the day, “mission accomplished”
lol if only it was that easy... as I think I alluded to in a previous post, is the window sill and the stool all one piece?

I would like to replace at least the stool but taking a second look at the sill makes me think its seen better days. While it doesn't seem rotten or soft perhaps if its just as easy to replace both?? do they make a simple 'kit'? (I have limited tools so routering edges of the stool would be tough)
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There is no "one diy kit fits all" that I khow of.

Yes, all the brown part (in your pic.) is ugly but if it’s "not rotted" then most of it will disappear when your new window butt’s up to the white and will cover all or most of the ugly. While the old window is out you will have the chance to sand, paint, or replace anything that you would otherwise have to attack from a ladder since you now have the opening clear.
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Yes, all the brown part (in your pic.) is ugly but if it’s not rotted then most of it will disappear when your new window butt’s up to the white and will cover all or most of the ugly. While the old window is out you will have the chance to sand, paint, or replace anything that you would otherwise have to attack from a ladder since you now have the opening clear.

Right, so I think the sill will probably be fine as you said it will be covered by the new window... What about the stool, is that something that can be bought or do I need someone with wood working skills to 'create' one. Since it looks like the stool is seperate from the sill, I suppose I could take off the stool and use it as a template and use my rotozip for the round edges then a sander to smooth out?
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I your going to replace it then yes, yes, and yes.
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I'm getting nervous now, my new windows should be here Friday morning.... This may be another stupid question but what keeps the new windows (besides the screws in the side) from falling right out? ??

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just got word that the new windows are here... any list minute advice? or an answer to the question above?

Oh and also what type of caulk is used between the outside stops and the new vinyl window?


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