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Old 09-11-2009, 10:15 AM   #46
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More accurately, it is now just a big hole in the wall covered in plastic... what have I done... should have just left this bay well enough alone.
I have been following your thread and judging by your progress, I am pretty sure you will handle that window just fine.

Keep us posted.

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Old 09-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #47
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Day 29 & 30 of the project.

I tackled the bay window. I had thought I could get it done in the better part of a day but instead it took me two full days, ugh!

The old windows frame was attached with screws from below so I thought it best to remove the glass before taking the sledge to the frames. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Why is it that there is a constant stream of neighbours walking by except when your balancing a 5'x6' sheet of double glass? Thought I could pull it down myself but tripped on my own shadow coming down and you can see what happened. Oh well, minor setback.

Unfortunately the base was not in as good shape as I hoped so I wound up re-framing both the base and the top as well.

The original bay is my dogs favourite spot to sit and bark at the neighbourhood and a few kids have piled on it over the years so it developed a bit of a sag, 1/4" in 18". Phoned my brother, the contractor, and asked him if this sag was built on purpose for water flow. Crap, he said to rebuild it and to make it level, double crap.

No sag in the new one. I had my daughter stand on it and there was not a hair of movement. I told her if we ever have an earthquake to run to this window

Anyway, finally got the windows in tonight, the photo sucks cause its taken in the dark.

Tomorrow flashing, trim, etc, then back to siding...

Good times.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:33 PM   #48
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Looks good
Yeah - I'm totally rebuilding mine too
But to gain either seating space OR floor space
On mine the shelf is too high & is only a shelf

5'x6' is pretty big
I put the front in 5'x4' & that was enough of a PIA
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:25 PM   #49
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very nice
great progress,your wrb details are text book
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very nice
great progress,your wrb details are text book
Thanks Tom,

I take the flashing/installation details pretty seriously. There is a reason the manufacturers and industry have specific instructions, it keeps the water out!

It's too big of a job to not do it right when you have the chance.

My other motivation to doing it right is peer pressure. I knew I would post a few pics on here and I know you guys would be relentless if there was anything out of place.
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yea but we love it when it happens
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I haven't posted for a while.. I finished up the project this spring. I'm sure I have a picture (or 1,000) around here somewhere, maybe I'll post one up later today.

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