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Old 12-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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You guys have been extremely helpful with the siding so far!

One big issue. We bought windows with the integrated J channel. It's supposed to be 3/4, I think - but the 3/4 siding fits VERY tightly into it...I figure this can't be good...

I can push it in and move it, but it's very tight...Crestline 200 windows.

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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no one has experience with this, I guess....

I've tried calling the window manufacturer, and they say their channel is 3/4, so I guess it's ok...

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I can push it in and move it, but it's very tight...Crestline 200 windows.

Any thoughts?

Andrew
If you can move it around by hand I don't think you'll have problems...
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I can move it by pulling really hard on it...it's not easy, but it's not permanently stuck in there...
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Just talked to the window makers - the manufacturer of the windows says it's 3/4 channel, but I measured it to be 5/8...that eighth of an inch is a big deal, as it turns out - it's ratehr tight...

I guess I'll just have to squeeze it in and hope for the best?
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I guess I'll just have to squeeze it in and hope for the best?
Hoping for the best is your option at this point short of:
1) getting the manufacturer out there and arguing for replacement window
2) cutting off the j-channel face, sanding smooth, and going with the siding system j-channel
3) possible heating the casing and deforming it to give a wider throat
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #7
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If the siding is "snug" from the back of the panel to the face -
you shouldn't have any problems.
Usually, the expansion/contraction problems occur, along the length of the
panel.
Speaking from hundreds of vinyl, siding repairs.

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