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Old 03-25-2009, 02:03 PM   #81
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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.
Thanks so much, Tryan--it does sound like a piece of cake. In my next life I'm going to either understand how to do this myself or marry someone who does.... if DH and/or I tried to do this in this life, one of us would be in prison for the other's murder. So as it is we are stuck with finding pros to do things like this for us--good thing we live below our means in other parts of our lives.

Our house is a couple of decades younger than yours, and I'm listening to our storm windows chattering in the wind as I write. It will be nice to have them hauled away.
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