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Old 10-23-2011, 08:24 AM   #16
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I was kind of hoping you were going to show us some of the actual damage you want to repair.

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Old 10-23-2011, 11:33 AM   #17
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If these sills are not sloped to the outside, water will just run into the corner again and again. Actually, the 2 sides should also be splayed out to minimimize water intrusion.
Are these windows capped or just painted?
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:03 PM   #18
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These windows are built to look cool, but are very poor maintenance.
I'm 90% sure the windows are framed. If I knock off the casements, cut/pull the nails and pull out the frames and use them as templates to build new ones (maybe with slightly better design!) and replace them, how long do you think it will take to replace 3 of these windows?
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You may need scaffolding to remove the glass-----

Make the template to match the glass----taper the casing so water drains away---consider using Azek instead of wood---use glue in the joints--

Check that the glass will fit as you build the casings in place.

The old frames will be destroyed during removal.

Two men one day if it doesn't take to long to set up the scaffold.

How long it will take you??? We don't know how fast you work.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:09 PM   #20
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Andersen sells parts to make odd shaped window. The frame material was fiberglass. I had to build these triangular shaped windows to mull along side a standard casement. You build the frame and get a glass guy to fill in the glass. You already have the glass, all you need is the frame material and the connectors to hold the frame together.
I did this 20 years ago, so I don't remember the price point. Not that it's relevant today.
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I was kind of hoping you were going to show us some of the actual damage you want to repair.
Really? I always like when people post macro zoom or wide angle shots, that show nothing of what they are talking about.

As for the OP, it would be easier to just have custom made windows & frames. Talk to a glass shop & millwork shop.
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Two men one day if it doesn't take to long to set up the scaffold.

How long it will take you??? We don't know how fast you work.
Well itís been two days and he hasnít even been able to get the camera close to the work yet.

Iím starting to think this may not be DIY.
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Well itís been two days and he hasnít even been able to get the camera close to the work yet.

Iím starting to think this may not be DIY.
Darn it, I was looking forward to seeing the 30deg sills.
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Sorry about the pictures, but my regular work is keeping me busy. I'm also sick of being up on that roof and and am not up to dragging a camera up there right now. Maybe in a week, when I have to go back up there and paint the sealant after it cures.
If it takes 2 men who know what they are doing 1 day, then since this is my first time I figure 6 days to do it right, learning as I go.

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