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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I have a 64” x 72” slider window that I am installing and unfortunately I will not have help to do so. I have the proper safety equipment to do (1st floor) and can install it if I could lift it in place. Once I place the frame an can secure it temporarily; I would replace the sliders to square...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hey there, I accidentally shattered a pane in one of my kitchen windows a while back. It's difficult to see the glass in any pictures I take of it (I think because of the light streaming through it), but here's what the surrounding frame looks like: My dad and I are pretty sure we have all...
  3. Windows and Doors
    I'm replacing the original windows in my unfinished basement and wanted to make sure I'm ordering the correct size. However, I notice that the bottom of the windows has concrete finished sloping up towards the window (see pics, sorry the photos are rotated). In ordering the replacements, do...
  4. Building & Construction
    When I bought my first house 5 years ago, I was naive and did not understand that building permits were required for certain home improvements. I learned a hard lesson since then and now I'm going to have 5 replacement windows and a slider door installed. The company I hired said I HAD to get a...
  5. Windows and Doors
    Sorry - I should have said that we are restoring this wonderful architectural gem - which is why we chose to go with wooden windows after weighing the other options.
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hello all, I'd like to install sliding glass doors where I currently have large windows. I found a great set for sale on craigslist, much nicer than I can usually afford, but am not sure how to tell whether they would fit in height - they are taller than my windows. The current windows end 11.5"...
  7. Building & Construction
    is it possible to circumvent the need for aluminum flashing on the outside of a window if it goes completely flush with the brick outside and the opening is really snug and i put a good bead of sealant around? i did a small glass brick window like that and it works perfectly, i.e. no leakage...
  8. Building & Construction
    i have a 2-brick-layer (cca 8" thick) wall and regular 2x framing inside. the window is Marvin (see photos) and is about 6.5" deep. the house is 100 yrs old and so is the brick wall. i was wondering if you could review my plan for replacement. my opening is about 1.5" wider than the window...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I found this site, by doing a Google search for DIY home repair. Back in September 2010, we were hit by a hail storm that damaged our home. I live in a mobile home, that I own. I have vinyl siding, and one side of my home was severely damaged. It looks like someone took a baseball bat to it...
  10. Painting
    I've carefully read the new EPA lead paint regs that go into effect on October 1,2010. Those regs seem to assume that every job that disturbs lead paint will involve a licensed contractor who has received the EPA training. This significantly increases costs. I'm thinking about taking the...
  11. Building & Construction
    I'm about to replace basement windows with reclaimed glass blocks. Never worked with them before. I will clean them today with vinegar and XXXX steel wool. Then, I've been told to first create the 13x24" assembly of blocks with silicone, then mortar in that assembly. I've also been told to never...
  12. Remodeling
    I am looking at a 1947 house for purchase/renovation. The casement windows, which are wood framed with separate lights, are in terrible shape: hinges painted over, putty falling out, paint peeling. A local window contractor estimated about $1,000 per window for replacement until the topic of...
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