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by MTA
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 7500: What's the mechanism?
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Thanks buddy110. Remove the sash stops the pre drilled holes are behind them. Not on the Simonton 7500 ... at least the West Coast version. There are no pre-drilled holes, even behind the sash stops. Be sure to use some sort of insulation around the perimeter. Most here use low expanding foam. Get i...
by MTA
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 7500: What's the mechanism?
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Fair enough, thanks.

There are no pre-drilled installation holes.
by MTA
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 7500: What's the mechanism?
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Yes.
by MTA
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 7500: What's the mechanism?
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Thanks very much, insider. Where is that spring located? I want to be sure I don't put mounting screws somewhere in the track that would interfere with it.
by MTA
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton 7500: What's the mechanism?
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Simonton 7500: What's the mechanism?

I'm replacing old wood double-hungs with Simonton 7500 double-hungs. I'm curious: what is the mechanism in these windows that does what counterweights do in wood double-hungs? It's not just friction in the track, is it? Thanks.
by MTA
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton - water retention in bottom of unit
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Thanks Shamu.
by MTA
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton - water retention in bottom of unit
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Simonton - water retention in bottom of unit

I recently installed a Simonton 7500 double-hung (24x36). Looks great, works great. But ... I have this question/issue: It rained a few days ago; dry and warm since then. Today I noticed there was still water from the rain retained in the channel underneath the lower sash - visible looking down thro...
by MTA
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Simonton "Wood Block" instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 5235

I think the bubbling that was being referred to was as the caulk is drying ... i.e., it would bubble and then set that way. After it has dried I don't think it's an issue. But, like you, I've asked folks at reputable stores about this "open cell" vs. "closed cell" backer rod, and they've never heard...
by MTA
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Simonton "Wood Block" instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 5235

Backer rod

Discovered backer rod a few years ago ... great stuff! Reading this forum, though, I saw something I hadn't heard before: that you should use open-cell backer rod, not closed-cell, because closed-cell will outgas, causing bubbles in the caulk. I've never seen backer rod that specifies one way or the...
by MTA
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Simonton "Wood Block" instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 5235

Thanks. I spent some time on the phone today with Simonton customer service. Turns out those instructions I mentioned above are intended for their East Coast product line, not the West Coast ... the difference being that the East Coast line uses a separate snap-in slope sill adapter, whereas the Wes...
by MTA
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Simonton "Wood Block" instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 5235

Simonton "Wood Block" instructions

I will be replacing old double-hung wood windows with vinyl double-hung pocket replacements, probably Simonton. Simonton's online replacement window installation instructions say: "When installing in a slope sill application place wood blocks along the existing windowsill. The blocks will help suppo...
by MTA
Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: How to tip the window into position behind stool?
Replies: 4
Views: 3807

Thanks Shamu. What does a head expander look like?
by MTA
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: How to tip the window into position behind stool?
Replies: 4
Views: 3807

How to tip the window into position behind stool?

I'm getting ready to replace our old double-hung wood windows with vinyl double-hungs. The "pocket" in our existing windows is 3-1/4", and there is a stool about 1" high above a sloped sill. By "pocket" I mean the space between the stool and the stop. The vinyl window units I am looking at are 3-1/4...
by MTA
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Current opinions on Superior?
Replies: 0
Views: 730

Current opinions on Superior?

Looking to replace a (stucco) house-full of old wood double-hungs with vinyl double-hungs. Simonton and Milgard names seem to be mentioned a lot, and be well-regarded, but just today heard about Superior. Any current thoughts on Superior vs. Simonton vs. Milgard? (Quality, appearance, whatever.) Als...