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Old 06-12-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Rough framing a window

Hello All, I am replacing 3 old jalacy windows with one smaller double hung window. I need to know how to rough frame the new window. Thanks in advance for any advice.


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Not sure how much you are looking for. The new opening should be about 1" larger that the window frame dimensions, and be plumb/level.


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Exact framing can be slightly different
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A picture and measurements of the old window and new window measurements (only) would be helpful......

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Since you say the new double windows are smaller than the existing triple unit, your existing framing is fine. It is just a matter of closing up the opening to the RO size of the new unit. i.e.: nail 2 by 4's to both sides of the existing opening till it is the size you need. Do the same on the bottom (or top) if you need the height smaller.
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