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Old 01-26-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Replacement Aluminium Window - Reusing existing sill flashing?


Hello,

I am soon to replace existing aluminium windows in a brick veneer house with new aluminium units. The new units will be supplied with the reveal and viny-type flashing fitted to the bottom sill. I'm in Sydney, Australia, so the weather is fairly mild. (i.e. no snow, generally no wild storms, etc).

The existing windows are flashed into the sill brickwork just below the angled sill bricks. Investigation shows I can remove the existing units leaving the existing flashing in-place.

Is it possible to re-use the existing bottom sill flashing when I install the new windows? Re-using the existing flashing means I probably wouldn't have to involve a brick layer. I assume I could simply lay the flashing attached to the new windows over the top of the existing flashing. However, I'm uncertain if is this accepted practice, desirable, etc?

Any hints would be greatly appreciated.

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as long as the sill flashing ends up under the replacement window ,insulate install the sill angle closure you should be ok

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I do not know where to post the below question:
Please excuse me and help me to find an answer to the below question:


I have aluminium (outside flangged) old window on stucco exterior.
I want to inside cut (Boxed out) the frame to minimize stucco work and replace with vinyl replacement window.
What is the tool to use to cut the aluminium frame to get the rough opening flushed to the side wall.

1. Should I buy angle grinder and then change it to have a metal cutting blade?
2. Use sawzall with metal cutting blade?
3. Roto zip contractor grade with metal blade?
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why do you want the window flush with the stucco on the outside?
how are you going to seal it?
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I do not know where to post the below question:
Please excuse me and help me to find an answer to the below question:


I have aluminium (outside flangged) old window on stucco exterior.
I want to inside cut (Boxed out) the frame to minimize stucco work and replace with vinyl replacement window.
What is the tool to use to cut the aluminium frame to get the rough opening flushed to the side wall.

1. Should I buy angle grinder and then change it to have a metal cutting blade?
2. Use sawzall with metal cutting blade?
3. Roto zip contractor grade with metal blade?
I can't see this type of installation sealing out the weather, as Tom has said.
The least traumatic tool(on the brittle stucco) would be the angle grinder.
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