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  1. Windows and Doors
    Quick question - are sliding glass doors supposed to be installed on the subfloor or on top of the existing flooring? The flooring is 3/4" pine. We have another door nearby that is 80" tall. Setting the sliding glass doors at floor height would make the doors match better. Thanks and have a...
  2. Appliances
    Hi! I was wondering if anyone out there knew if there was a way to install (or use an entirely different method) a window ac in my extremely hot-facing south side apartment, AND still be able to open that window when there is a breeze? Obviously, my unit would be turned off at this point. Any...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all! I've got a basement window in a block wall that has a brick arch above it. So I'm hoping I don't need to add a lintel. The interior brick/concrete above the window has chipped away. I see some gaps in the mortar that go all the way through to the outside, so I'll fill those up with...
  4. Windows and Doors
    I am replacing my windows with new construction windows. Is it safe to measure inside from drywall to drywall, vertical and horizontal, to determine rough opening size?
  5. General DIY Discussions
    So I'm trying to get a couch into our condo and it will not fit through the front door. The only plausible way would be to get it through the sliding patio door. Removing the sliding door was very simple but the fixed panel doesn't seem to want to move. It had two plastic brackets on the top...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am replacing a few windows in my home and am wondering which parts of the exterior to caulk. The replacement windows are vinyl and are being installed in the existing openings. After the windows are installed the existing exterior trim on all 4 sides is being covered with new aluminum...
  7. Windows and Doors
    We have experienced a significant amount of leaking in both our windows to our home on one side of our mansard flat wall (we confirmed with getting the hose up there). Would anyone have suggestions for re-doing the flashing the right way? Steps and material? We just had the roofers re-shingle...
  8. Windows and Doors
    Hi. We bought a very old house and later discovered that one of the original wooden framed windows on the second floor had been blocked up with sheet rock on the inside but is still intact on the outside. The house has wooden clapboard style boards. The house needs to be repainted so it will...
  9. Carpentry
    I have decided to seek help...for how I should do the board and batten around these windows. Two of the photos you will see the near complete look I have through-out the house. Door and window casing is 3.5 inch, craftsman style. I just don't know what I should do for under these three...
  10. Interior Decorating
    Do you think adding some curtains would make the window area look better in my dorm room? Here are some pictures of what it currently looks like.
  11. Carpentry
    Dear Readers, I see a massive termite/rot problem. I thought it was going to be a replace the sill or fill part of the sill. Once I removed the rotted part of the sill, I can see additional termite damage to all the surrounding frame. The sill is not like what I've seen on videos or in other...
  12. Building & Construction
    I am framing a wall, with rough opening for 1000lbs fish tank, and caesarstone counter. Thickness / Depth Wall: 9.125" (smaller then the fishtank, so the tank will need to overhang) Tank: 16.25" Stool: 18.25 The fish tank weighs 1000 lbs, so that is probably 400lbs on each side overhanging...
  13. Windows and Doors
    My bathroom window (newly installed) is showing some rust on the top of the frame (please see pictures). After showering, I see some water drops (orange colored) forming on the top of the frame. What is the best way to stop/treat the rust? By the way, the bathroom doesn't have an exhaust fan.
  14. Windows and Doors
    Window Manufacturer Out of Business - Where Can I Get Parts? The previous owner of my home had Wellington Windows brand double hung windows installed in the house. Several of the window sashes no longer hold their position. These windows use constant force balances to hold the sash in position...
  15. Windows and Doors
    The window sash balancer in one of my windows isn't working, and the problem is that there's a clip missing that screws into the sash and sticks out into the spring in the frame. This is a picture of the clip that I do have, but I'm having trouble tracking one down, partially because I don't...
  16. Windows and Doors
    Hi, I moved into a new flat that I'm renting recently and there is a window lock/latch on one of the sliding windows. I just wanted to know if anyone knew what it's called because I want one for the other sliding window as it'll help me lock them while I have the outer window open. I've...
  17. Windows and Doors
    I want to mount some new Venetian blinds on my bathroom window. I know exactly where the screws should go to put the mountings in place, but I'm not certain what kinds of screws I need (and whether I need drywall anchors, for instance). There were blinds there previously that had screws that...
  18. Windows and Doors
    Hello, I need to replace my window lock, and it's been 3 days surfing on the web and I couldn't find it. Windows were fit around 2004, but I can't find any similar. What kind of lock is this? The window is around 70cm width and the moving part is around 60cm. Thanks!!
  19. Carpentry
    We hired a contractor in our area who was excellent in most difficult trim areas, but I think he misinterpreted what we wanted when we said "Picture frame" our windows with trim (since we have very long sills, and therefore did not do a sill extension) and ended up installing all of our window...
  20. Windows and Doors
    I have a 1950's bathroom with a window in the shower. The stool and bottom of the casing has rotted inside and I'd like to replace it with vinyl, to prevent rotting again. I've located the vinyl trim but I can't seem to find a vinyl or composite stool. I thought about just skipping the stool...
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