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  1. Windows and Doors
    I have a 1950’s camp (old 2x4 construction) that I am replacing a non-opening window group with 4 TW2442 Andersen (400 series) windows and need mulling advice. Existing rough opening width is 124.25 inches, and cannot be made wider. The 4 Andersen’s require a rough opening by themselves of...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Good evening all! I am in the process of finishing my basement and am a little confused on how to finish these windows. All are same as this one. I did hire out the framing and this is how it ends up. My plan was to frame inside again and then place boards of some sort into the lip right by the...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hi! I recently had my carport door with window replaced. Today I noticed a slight weeping (a few drops) at the exterior, lower left corner of window. Not evidently from the weep holes. This occurred when pushing on the handle, as we entered. The temperatures lately have fluctuated a lot...
  4. Windows and Doors
    Does anybody know which kind of windows weatherstrio is this? It is some rubber that can be slided under the window frame.
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I need some help measuring an old aluminum window. Would like to replace it with a basic run of the mill vinyl window. I watch videos, read articles with photos. Home Depot says do it this way, lowes says that’s wrong. (Note to anyone in this situation, just hire someone) I know it’s a good...
  6. Windows and Doors
    I'm looking into replacing crappy harvey vinyls with something decent, and to me it looks like the Windsors are far better than Pella. Here's the best review I've found so far: I'm going to go with the clad exterior, wood interior (hybrid?) Windsors, they seem to have the most value. I'm...
  7. Windows and Doors
    My understanding is the drip cap should be above the trim unlike how ours was installed. I need to replace the window trim so I would like to fix the drip cap if needed. What is the proper way to install the drip cap with wood siding?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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?
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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