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Old 10-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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easy basement window for light?

Hey all - a portion of my basement has no windows. I'm not worried about being able to climb out - the whole basement is one big open L-shape and the other side has windows and doors. It's just that one corner is always pitch black without lights on.

As opposed to messing with headers, window frames, etc. etc. - is there any product that might be like some sort of turnkey little rectangle porthole?

Somethink where I'd go between studs up on the basement wall and carefully cut out a hole that's perhaps 14"x6" precisely - then simply slide it in and caulk it up? I understand that flashing, etc. is probably recommended - but what the heck - I figured I'd ask.

On the front of the house - this little thing would be hardly noticable - would likley be just above the dirt and even behind some bushes.


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Old 10-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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I don't think its quite as easy as you're hoping for but the big stores carry some options like this:

Not much for light when you get subtract the frame of the window though. You can always try glass block and make it fit whatever opening you want.


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Old 10-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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Put in a wine cellar in that corner. We took our windows and blocked them out with foam board, due to they are nothing but energy wasters, with all of the heat loss. If it is dark with lights on, reassess the lighting situation, and maybe install more lights. If it is dark, when the lights are off, then that is a good thing, not a bad.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
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a light switch is much easier than than cutting and sealing holes in exterior walls. maybe position a mirror near the other windows.
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