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Old 03-23-2009, 02:51 PM   #41
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Did you guys not get the memo about that horse being dead?
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:23 PM   #42
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Did you guys not get the memo about that horse being dead?
Let me be perfectly clear- no Politics in a thread about windows...
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Forcing a soapbox comment here was quite a stretch, I agree.
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Forcing a soapbox comment here was quite a stretch, I agree.
Not really... the natives are restless.
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I have double hung windows with wooden frames and double panes. Wherever a pane fogs I pay about $75 to replace it. Whenever the wooden frames rot I use Bondo to fill them and paint them. I did get a quote for $12000 once for new windows and decided to buy an extra can of Bondo. If I had been with the guy for four hours I might have been fixing a window while he spoke for the last hour or two.
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I have double hung windows with wooden frames and double panes. Wherever a pane fogs I pay about $75 to replace it. Whenever the wooden frames rot I use Bondo to fill them and paint them. I did get a quote for $12000 once for new windows and decided to buy an extra can of Bondo. If I had been with the guy for four hours I might have been fixing a window while he spoke for the last hour or two.
Let's see, I:

1)Made fresh brewed iced tea

2)Checked on the kids a bunch of times

3)Had a snack

4)Took two phone calls

Not ONCE did he say anything. I guess he thought that the DWs of the world make ALL the buying decisions........
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The native will have lots of room to himself, too!
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Back some years (decades) ago, my 1st DW thought that it would be a good idea to have a person explaining about encyclopedias over, as the ad specifically stated, "No Salesperson Will Call." They kept their word, too; they sent a 'REPRESENTATIVE'. And kept sending. And kept sending. The guy would literally hide in our bushes in the front of the house, and, when I opened the front door coming home from work, would leap out and try to force his way inside, to continue making his pitch,yelling about SAVINGS and DISCOUNTS, etc.

That cured my 1st DW of accepting 'no salesperson will call' come-ons. Too bad it didn't cure her compulsive over-spending and needs to 'control.' Ah, well....
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I'd go with the dilithion crystal windows myself - much better energy quotient....
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Even if your energy bills were $1,000/month, and you indeed saved 40%, it would take you 42 years to recoup your investment.

We went through a similar presentation in 1980 to get a free light timer. The guy had a set script which included "Don't you agree?" as each page was turned. Soon we were saying it with him.


I'm getting 2 1/4 years. Using your unrealistic numbers. Did you mean $1000/year? Or am I having a mathattack again?
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Windows with krypton gas! Won't that destroy your super powers?

I'd go with the dilithion crystal windows myself - much better energy quotient....
Yeah but, they can be a bit of a maintenance PITA, what with the constant sensor recalibrations and Jeffries Tubes crawling required.

Now Windows full of features not bugs, them is worth looking at/through!
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I'm getting 2 1/4 years. Using your unrealistic numbers. Did you mean $1000/year? Or am I having a mathattack again?
There are three kinds of numbers; LIES, DAMN LIES, and STATISTICS.........
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Even if your energy bills were $1,000/month, and you indeed saved 40%, it would take you 42 years to recoup your investment.


I'm getting 2 1/4 years. Using your unrealistic numbers. Did you mean $1000/year? Or am I having a mathattack again?
Yes, I mixed up months and years in my calculations. What's wrong with me?

I'll try to make it right. Let's say you spend $300 a month on heating and cooling, and you save 40% with the new windows. You'd save $120/month. At $17,000 for the windows, your payback period would be 11.8 years, not figuring in lost investment opportunity.

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OK, enough with the window jokes. Next thing you know FD will be claiming he's double hung...
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We've had a few windows replaced, one at a time. When we were looking into getting the first one done, a large picture window with casements on the ends, I had a few companies come out for estimates. One of the bigger companies sent a salesman and he would not give me a price on only one window, he insisted that he had to measure the entire house of windows and then give me a price for the entire job. What a jerk! I was very clear that I was only replacing the one window. He was correct that all of them need to be replaced but I knew that we were doing one at a time.

When salespeople come to the door, I always say that yes, we know we should replace the windows/roof/siding but that we have a kid in college, so everything is on hold. Now, what will I say when he graduates? I guess I'll have to learn to lie.

BTW, we have ARGON between the panes of glass.
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