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Old 11-10-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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The existing basement window is too small by 55 sq inches. Would it be possible to remove the existing window, along with the 2x6 frame and install a window right to the concrete opening?

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a vinyl window, yes but what are you gaining? A true egress window is much larger than just removing the 2X6 frame from a 55 sq inch existing window.

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:52 PM   #3
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A true egress window is much larger than just removing the 2X6 frame from a 55 sq inch existing window.
I think he is saying he needs 55 MORE sqr inches. ...... Run the numbers on your 2x6 frame and see what you'll gain. If enough, go for it. If not, it is not all that hard to tear out concrete or block. That is not necessarily a fun DIY job, but it can be done and you can likely hire a concrete cutter for a quick job like that (easy for ME to say "quick", as I've never done it! Sounds quick, though.) j
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:47 AM   #4
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Go on line (or stop by city hall)--Egress windows need to be a set distance from the floor--
Also must be a quick removal window--

Also.window well size must be large enough to climb into and get out--That size will be in the code book also--

If digging a new window well and enlarging the opening is required you can do it your self--or hire out the concrete cutting part and set the window and add the well your self.
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