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Old 02-21-2010, 06:31 AM   #1
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I have looked at several websites but cant find the information Im looking for. We have a concrete block wall basement type house. I have the pressure treated buckboards all cut and ready to go in place. We are wanting to install replacement replacement type windows in the PT opening. The steps so far is that I will make stops so the window doesnt go push through the hole. After setting the window in the hole flush with the exterior then what ?
Do we shim on the bottom so that the top and bottom are spaced equally ?
Are the shims left in place and cut off ?
One person told be there are adjustment screws for the sides of the windows. I guess after its squared and level then nail or screw window in place and do you put shims where you put nails/screws to help keep from pulling sides in ?
If someone has detailed steps and instructions for this type of installation then that would be great.

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It looks like after I post my question I then find most of my answers. I pulled up a name brand windows and it looks like most of them have installation procedures in pdf format for that particular window. Ive checked out two different ones so far but neither one say anything about removing the shims after nailing/screwing the windows in place. So after securing the window and foam insulation and caulking and so forth then can the shims be left in place ?
If the shims are left in place then I think I like the idea of composite shims. What about using cedar shingles I have in my shed for shims as they should last a long time ?

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Yes, the shims are left in place and cut flush and yes, your cedar shingles should work fine since after you trim out your window they should not be exposed.
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Thanks wrangler. The wife and I believe we can tackle this project. Im hoping that with pictures and this forum we can get help if we hit a difficult spot.
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