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by chrisc
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Replacing finned with "finless"
Replies: 3
Views: 3074

Replacing finned with "finless"

Is it ok to do this? What needs to be done when replacing with a finless? I know how to get them out. Some siding will be removed. Wouldn't it make it much easier in the future to replace the window? Why do they even use the fins in new construction? Is it that much better at being water tight or so...
by chrisc
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: Directions to installing Simonton 5500 windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 7054

Re: Directions to installing Simonton 5500 windows?

You can do it . I did the same thing wth the same windows. Just take your time. Most important things: plumb , level, square and tight fit (but not too tight) measurement is important.
by chrisc
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: How to measure when i can see studs
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

How to measure when i can see studs

I am replacing some vinyl windows with new vinyl windows. I have all the molding etc. off. I can see all the studs. If I measure at 3 points for the width and height, how much do I need to take off the measurement? Thanks