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Old 06-10-2019, 01:00 PM   #16
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Before you use scaffolding do a lot of checking the regulations in your area / city. There are a lot of rules / guide lines that must be followed. A permit maybe required depending on your local code requirements. If permits are required than OSHA inspectors have jurisdiction in most cases. If you hire anyone who works off the scaffolding OSHA has jurisdiction this also applies if your property is commercial. In my location I do not need a permit for scaffold under 40 feet on private property & OSHA inspector cannot inspect on private property unless I hire others to work from the scaffolding. Also check with your insurance company you may need a rider policy to cover the scaffolding.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:13 AM   #17
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I pulled the window to get a better understanding of how this works. The windows was just held in place with a few screws through the jambs into the filler wood.

Not sure what I learned but here are some pics.

@carpdad -Yeah like your idea on pulling the add-on filler wood and reframing the opening. And then installing a replacement window. I believe that will give me bigger windows and hence more glass to look through. That add-on filler wood is just nasty scrap pieces.

The building was originally siding. It's a frame house. The brick you see is filler brick or "noggin". I believe it was required back then (early 1900's) for fire block.

There's only a handful houses that have replaced their exterior facades.... but it' happening. 15% or so. But yeah I will do it, just not now.


I need to look at some physical replacement windows to better understand how the replacement process is going to work. And how to properly size for rough opening. I'll check out the big box store windows to get a better idea.

@Bud9051 - so you just stack that scaffolding up until you get to the desired height? That's cool and very useful to have.

@ClarenceBauer - you're probably right. I doubt NYC would allow a scaffolding going up without a permit even though I'm 13' from the sidewalk. Meaning that scaffold is on my property and 13' from the public sidewalk.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:27 AM   #18
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Windows come in increments of 2 inches and then windows are made 1/2 inch to small to give you room for levelling. Then if they tell you it is special order you are at the wrong store. If you can find Andy Clips (local company here). they let you install a flanged window from the inside.

https://andyclip.com/installation-guide.html
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