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Old 03-24-2009, 02:19 PM   #61
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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.
I don't open the door.....
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #62
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I don't open the door.....
I rarely get visitors out here in East Nowhere. If I do, and they are not expected, I also do not answer the door.
First reason is safety.
Second reason is my basic feeling about unannounced visitors on my private property...GET LOST!
I'm just as bad with the telephone. I tell all my friends to make sure they leave a message and say who it is, because I screen all calls. Just got sick of baloney over the telephoney for so many years.
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That's how I enter.....
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I rarely get visitors out here in East Nowhere. If I do, and they are not expected, I also do not answer the door.
A "peep hole" is a girl's best friend.
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Amazing how I dragged that factoid into a thread about "Window Guys", without mentioning the Soapbox don't you think?
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Mmm, hmm...amazing.....
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A "peep hole" is a girl's best friend.
People--people who use peepholes--are the luckiest people in the world.
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Replacing a window is 4 screws and a tube of caulk. Did 17 in our house at $250/window. Included smoked glass in the bathroom. The heat savings was nice but what really helped was how quiet it became in the house (can't here cars in the street).

If you own a cordless srew driver it's a 1 man job.
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How old is your house, Tryan? What kind of windows?
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Replacing a window is 4 screws and a tube of caulk. Did 17 in our house at $250/window. Included smoked glass in the bathroom. The heat savings was nice but what really helped was how quiet it became in the house (can't here cars in the street).

If you own a cordless srew driver it's a 1 man job.
$62.50 / screw. Not bad....
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$62.50 / screw. Not bad....
Sounds like the hourly rate the electrician wants me to pay........
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$62.50 / screw. Not bad....
I think a lot of girls get more.
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I think a lot of girls get more.
Just read an article that the Nevada state govt is looking for a way to raise money, so they want to put a $5 tax on any "acts" performed in Nevada. I can see the comments now:

"Didya hear there's a tax on screwing"?

"Now the state needs hookers to get us out of this budget mess, which I hear is pretty screwed up"........

"Boy, are we getting screwed by taxes"..........
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"Didya hear there's a tax on screwing"?
A business opportunity for a tax planner.
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Why do I have the feeling the IRS is going to have a "field office" in Reno where they audit the books of the bordellos??
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Replacing a window is 4 screws and a tube of caulk. Did 17 in our house at $250/window. Included smoked glass in the bathroom. The heat savings was nice but what really helped was how quiet it became in the house (can't here cars in the street).

If you own a cordless srew driver it's a 1 man job.
Not if you own a brick house... you should remove the bricks around the window to put it in properly and then have to put the bricks back... I guess still a one man job, but not as easy..
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Not if you own a brick house... you should remove the bricks around the window to put it in properly and then have to put the bricks back... I guess still a one man job, but not as easy..
I think SOP is to cut the old window out, cut the "wings" off the new window, then shim to fit. Not ideal, but in my house, removing the brick around thirteen windows would create a very large "ca-ching" sound...
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Our house dates back to mid 1800's ... had to do something with the old double hung single pane windows. Did set a bunch of them a side for future crafts (replacing the glass with mirrors in old windows was once a hobby).

All the large outlets (home depot, lowes ...) will let you custom order windows. We did a white, double hung, argon, double pane with embedded splits. Not sure the make ... threw out all the wrappers. My smaller local HW store actually beat the home depot price.

The measure is simply height and width minus 1/4" for "play". Some will tell you go with 1/2" play. But the vynl sands like wood so you can play with the frame if you have to (think - belt sander on a tight corner). The window molding will hide any gap. After calking - of course.

Install was easy: 1) pull the moldings with a puddy knife discard the old window and storm 2) pull the nails thru the back of the molding (don't bang them thru the face) 3)Shim the window where the 4 screws are. 4) screw it home 5) calk the gap 6) rehang the molding. Move to the next window.

Once you do one, you'll understand why they promise the whole job in one day.

Was also nice to get rid of the old storm windows. No need for them since the screen comes with the window.
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