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Old 02-19-2010, 07:57 AM   #31
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your home is wood frame, it's still veneer,just its full brick veneer

the sawsall to cut the nails can cause damage to the underlayment so i would only use that as a last resort

I would take the glass out of the window and starting at the middle of the frame i would collapse the frame in on itself using a flat or wrecking bar
the aluminum flange will usually rip through where the nails are but will leave the paper mostly intact

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Old 02-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #32
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your home is wood frame, it's still veneer,just its full brick veneer

the sawsall to cut the nails can cause damage to the underlayment so i would only use that as a last resort

I would take the glass out of the window and starting at the middle of the frame i would collapse the frame in on itself using a flat or wrecking bar
the aluminum flange will usually rip through where the nails are but will leave the paper mostly intact
good point about the sawzall damaging the paper, hadn't considered that. I was kinda concerned about the hidden nails but I guess they WILL rip through with some muscle. (hadn't heard of any steel frame windows,now I think I know why, they would be absolutely impossible to remove from behind brick without a "front-loader" doing the pulling ) I got the idea about the sawzall from another site. haven't found any other sites besides this one to give good,practical advice.

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What material are the window frames made from?
The term, brick veneer, is a term used for a single layer of brick attached to a stud framed wall with a sheathed surface.
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good point about the sawzall damaging the paper, hadn't considered that. I was kinda concerned about the hidden nails but I guess they WILL rip through with some muscle. (hadn't heard of any steel frame windows,now I think I know why, they would be absolutely impossible to remove from behind brick without a "front-loader" doing the pulling ) I got the idea about the sawzall from another site. haven't found any other sites besides this one to give good,practical advice.

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no its done the same way with steel,if you want you and can get one side of the frame cut,bend it in towards the center,pull down the headthen pull the other side out starting at the top

sounds complicated but you will figure it out

there are a couple of different metal frame removal tools out there but iv'e never used one

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What material are the window frames made from?
The term, brick veneer, is a term used for a single layer of brick attached to a stud framed wall with a sheathed surface.
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the window frames are aluminum.
I must have "brick veneer"

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no its done the same way with steel,if you want you and can get one side of the frame cut,bend it in towards the center,pull down the headthen pull the other side out starting at the top

sounds complicated but you will figure it out

there are a couple of different metal frame removal tools out there but iv'e never used one
hmmm...you got me thinking (always dangerous ) so I did some searching and darned if there isn't a tool called the "x-tractor" that does just what I need,the video shows it to be easy to use too! anyone used it? how much does it cost? amazing,this forum never lets me down.

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the window frames are aluminum.
I must have "brick veneer"

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Considering the frames are aluminum and your understanding of new construction window replacement, you should get replacement windows.
You would save yourself grief from so many pitfalls.
Saying that, you should call in someone who does this work, just to see if the currnt windows can easily be converted. Some of these have oversized flanges that would preclude their use.
Better to understand all the options and the issues with each.
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these are new construction windows metal windows,not a conventional wood window that insert windows are designed for,there is no real ''widow frame'' more like an r.o measurement

plus you want to get rid of any metal that could act as a thermal conductor,now its possible he can frame the windows smaller for easier installation but he may have a code problem

in this instance a new construction window is the best way
whether the op should tackle it or not i don't know...he seems like he has picked up a hammer before
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these are new construction windows metal windows,not a conventional wood window that insert windows are designed for,there is no real ''widow frame'' more like an r.o measurement

plus you want to get rid of any metal that could act as a thermal conductor,now its possible he can frame the windows smaller for easier installation but he may have a code problem

in this instance a new construction window is the best way
whether the op should tackle it or not i don't know...he seems like he has picked up a hammer before
yeah, to say the least I've "picked up a hammer before" (most of the family are carpenters)
just never replaced a window before. plenty of good info here!

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