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Old 03-21-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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how to measure window jams?


How does a person get the size for window jams? The site Im on has two sizes,4 9/16 and 6 9/16. are these the only two sizes ever available? My house has the really old double hung from the 50s or 60s.( My house is 2x4) Thanks

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those sizes are for 2x4 or 2x6 with 1/2 sheathing and1/2 drywall

your probably dealing with 3/4 or thicker sheathing and maybe veneer plaster? no biggy just apply what you need to get the jambs flush to or a tiny bit proud to the inside wall

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you can measure this and order extension jams to be sure it fits exactly
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if you have an exterior door near by you can measure that jamb and that will tell you how thick your walls are.
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Great thank you
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