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    I'm replacing a 10"x13" pane of glass in a wooden french door. The glass is held in with wooden molding that was originally stapled around the glass. It also appeared to have been some kind of grey compound between the wood and the glass. I'd like to know what is best to use when installing...
  2. Windows and Doors
    We had new windows installed about a month ago. I noticed about half of them have cracks in the caulk along the inside corners of the window where the window meets the trim. I think the caulk used on the windows is DAP Alex Fast Dry. Any advice on how I could fix this would be appreciated.
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hi. I need help with two things regarding my windows. 1. I ordered 4 PVC windows and I can't figure out if I need those metal brackets to install them. There are no pilot holes or anything. I'm a novice carpenter, I know how to install windows, but I'm not familiar with this situation. 2. The...
  4. Windows and Doors
    Our windows are approx 25 yo Pella crank outs. Some weren't moving smoothly, so I lubricated joints and tightened screw connections. This helped most of the windows. However, in two windows I found the screw connecting a stabilizer arm to the frame was completely loose. In the other windows the...
  5. Windows and Doors
    Alright, who wants to tackle this one with me? I've got a metal door jamb and a wood door. The top hinge has broken off of the door, and the middle hinge is on its way out, too. The screws in the hinges are extremely rusted (they've been exposed to salty ocean air for decades) and the screw...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hurricane Shutters - I want to install clear corrugated polycarbonate panels in the window wells of my ocean front condo. They are low cost and last forever. Conventional role down steel shutters are expensive and tend to need constant repair. I don't, however, want to use and surface...
  7. Windows and Doors
    I had a window company replace our windows. There was existing trim on the windows. Now the newly installed windows stick out past the trim about an inch. Is there any concerns structurally with this install? I am not sure how to fix the look of this, or if it's in danger of future water leaks...
  8. Windows and Doors
    Hi there, I have some windows installed in my basement that look like this: http://i.imgur.com/MvRgJjA.jpg I have finished drywalling, and painting. But i'm not sure what to do with the window sill. Do I put drywall there? Or a jamb? Or something else? And what do I do with the edge that is...
  9. Building & Construction
    Does windows and doors needs fine craftsmanship and high quality materials?
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