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Old 10-12-2010, 11:20 AM   #31
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Does tubes = no string/lead weight or is it possible to have both?
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I didnt have any rope and weights that I saw, but that's not to say you can't have both.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:29 AM   #33
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How did the project go? We are gutting our kitchen somewhat soon and I have to at least do the window in there, can't leave an 80 yr old window in the new kitchen haha.
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I had Window World do them. I couldn't be happier!! They did an excellent job, had it done in 1 day, and cleaned everything up spic and span!! The windows themselves are also great. Haven't had a single problem with any of them. The biggest shock was how much noise new windows block out. We live 2 houses off of a main road and now we can barely hear the traffic going by.
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Thanks. Funny, I was just speaking w/ someone the other day who said the same thing about Window World.

For now it's just one window, I ought to be able to tackle it myself.
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Yeah i'm sure you will be able to do one window yourself. I had 19 so I called in the pros, it would've taken me quite a while to get all of them done.
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Replacing windows is pretty easy. You may want to get a price from Home-depot The 8500 series is a great window for the price thy are made by anderson . As far as installing them all you have to do is remove the trim that holds the windows in place and unscrew the storm window this is what the replacement window will butt up against once you have it to that point just run a bead of silicone caulk around that and place the window in the opening center the window at the bottom and screw it in so that the bottom stays centered with how old your home is I would not use level as I am sure most of your openings are not and if you try to level them it will point this out but instead use the revel of the window and make sure it closes properly when you shut it to do this close your window all but about 1/4 inch and you will see the reveal you will need to move the top of the window one way or the other to make the reveal equal once the reveal is good screw the top of the window in then shim the middle and screw it in.
If you want you can place insolation in the gaps do NOT use spray foam as this will push your window and it will never close right. Just place insolation loosely in the gaps. Now trim the inside and paint and paint the outside or wrap with metal however you finish it is up to you
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