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Old 10-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Installing a bigger window. Creating new rough opening


I am currently trying to decide what to do and how to go about creating my new rough opening to put in a larger window. The house is old (1945) and has wood chip insulation and tongue and groove boards on the interior... it was a big deal pealing off the layers to finally get to the studs. I haven't actually cut the opening yet. Just wondering if I should re insulate and put new vapor barrier on the whole wall.

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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Installing a bigger window. Creating new rough opening


If you are going to open the wall up for a bigger header I would definitely upgrade the insulation
And the electric if needed

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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Hi! Looks like you will spend more time cleaning up sawdust ,than framing.

Yes,you should strip the old 1x4 sheeting,loose the sawdust and properly insulate.

Reframing the opening should be a fairly strait forward matter.The gable end wall is not supporting the roof so no temporary bracing will be required.

Good luck,Have fun.--MIKE
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