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Topic by Jim Reeves posted 02-18-2011 05:38 PM 2845 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Reeves

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02-18-2011 05:38 PM

Hi, hope someone with experience can give me advice, direction doing a complete redo.
My father inlaw gave us his home as he went into a nursing home to be with his wife of 56 plus years.
How needs a fair amount of work most cosmetic, mildew smell in house l bought 2 dehumidifiers to remove moisture.
This we l am removing all carpeting, last week removed furniture clothing anything with material on it.
But need help with windows estimates to hire out have been $ 13,000 – $ 21,000 for 12 windows 3 doors so thinking could save alot if l can buy windows doors do myself.

Are there video’s anyone can refer me to on installing windows doors?
I have 9 windows likely installed in 1955 they are single pain with storms don’t think my father inlaw ever chailked them. The 9 windows are 41 inches wide x 50 inches high.
5 of the 9 windows have 2 way 12 inch high sliders at bottom and 3 of the above solid glas don’t open and 1 is those insulated blocks real thick privacy type blocks.

Then l have 2 cheap aluminum sliders about 36×39 inches and 1 picture window about 5×8 ft on subfloor below picture window is 1 row of those insulated blocks.
Front door is a 36 inch wide door with a 3 inch gap to the left with a sept 9 inch wide insulated blocks .
and then a 32 inch rear entrance door and a 34 inch entrance door to garage attached to house.
Any of the above l can get help with vidio etc can also post photo’s on here if would help.

Since having a mositure problems the 2 aluminum sliders and 2-3 of the 41×50 inch windows moisture has run down wall so am thinking need new windows not replacement as frames likely damaged from water mositure etc.
I have other area;s need help in but need to address windows first and 2 roof leaks before redoing drywall etc.
Please email me at jimswoodworking@yahoo.com if you can help me.

Thanks
James Reeves Ontario, Canada



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popztoolz

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02-21-2011 08:14 AM

Jim: Check out the E How series of videos. How to Replace Windows: Video Series
William

-- William G. Yasovsky, Michael Yasovsky Construction, Bellefonte, PA

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Jim Reeves

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02-22-2011 07:43 AM

William, thanks for reply l looked on refurbers web site couldn’t find E video on windows where do l find it?

thanks jim

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popztoolz

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02-22-2011 11:53 PM

Jim:
Goto to Google search engine.
(EHow is a good website with a lot of useful information.)
Type in “ehow how to replace windows”
The page should bring up the following titles.
How to Replace Windows | eHow.com
Videos for ehow how to replace windows
Click on one of these links to get started on the videos. You will find with a little bit of browsing, many videos on Replacing windows, Installing new windows, How to measure for windows
One of the links, if you look up in your web browser should be: http://www.ehow.com/how_2046051_replace-windows.html or you can type this into your browser to get started.
Make sure you watch and read as much as you can about measuring and replacing windows before starting. Plan on it taking two people to install each window, (one inside and one outside).
It is a large undertaking if you have never did it before on your own.
Your best bet is to plan on buying what is called a “replacement window” not a “new construction window”.
These are made to be installed after only removing the windows themselves and not the complete frame. A lot easier.
Tools needed:
2 levels – a long (usually 4”) and a small (torpedo)
Variable speed drill/ driver or impact driver.
Screws – 2-1/2” – 3” (long enough to go through frame of window into old window frame).
Lots of patience, (take your time, your job, as well as the new experience will turn out better in the long run).
Words of wisdom: • Ask questions from your local lumber/ home improvement store person about installing, if they are knowledgeable about installing windows. • Read all directions with windows to install.(Twice/ three times) • Don’t plan on replacing more than one at a time. (Finish one before you start the next, then if you have the time start another) • Try to make sure it is not going to rain. (You will have opening in house for a long period of time).
I hope this gets you on your way. William

-- William G. Yasovsky, Michael Yasovsky Construction, Bellefonte, PA

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