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by Texwindow
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Vinyl Window Sill Bowed Up
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Vinyl Window Sill Bowed Up

Thank you Mr. Delaware Mike sound like good advise, especially the part about installing the screw by hand with screw driver. Those screw drill/drivers can get addictive, but nothing gives you better feed back than a good old manual screw driver. Thanks again
by Texwindow
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Vinyl Window Sill Bowed Up
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Vinyl Window Sill Bowed Up

I am in the process of installing a 48in x 80in single hung Jeld Wen Premium (3 1/4" frame thickness) single hung window and the sill is bowed up about 1/4". The bow in the seal is present with the lower sash closed or open. When installed the window sits directly on the floor, which is concrete. I ...
by Texwindow
Mon May 09, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Unanswered 2' x 6' single hung vinyl windows question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Unanswered 2' x 6' single hung vinyl windows question?

Thanks to both of you. Jeld Wen instructions say every 8 inches, but that just seems too excessive to me. The jamb itself is 31/4" deep and multi chambered. Also, Windows on Washington, What is a "Jamb Jack"? Thanks guys
by Texwindow
Sun May 08, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Unanswered 2' x 6' single hung vinyl windows question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Unanswered 2' x 6' single hung vinyl windows question?

OK, I posted this question in the "Do it yourself" section and no one seems to want to answer the question. They are Jeld Wen premium, I know what the manufacture recommends, but I want to know what the installers think and do. Please give your opinion. I am installing 2' x 6' single hung vinyl wind...
by Texwindow
Mon May 02, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Questions
Topic: 2' X 6' Single Hung
Replies: 1
Views: 3106

2' X 6' Single Hung

I am installing 2' x 6' single hung vinyl windows and have been installing shims at six different spots on each side. Is this enough? They are spaced about 12 inches apart. Too Many? Or too Little? :?:
by Texwindow
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Shims Under Window Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: Shims Under Window Seal

Yes I mean "SILL", sorry I new something did not look right about the spelling. "Sill adapter" meaning the piece of vinyl that snaps on the bottom of the window to compensate for the angled brick. Thanks :lol:
by Texwindow
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Shims Under Window Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Shims Under Window Seal

I read on this site that someone puts shims long ways under the seal at each corner to support the window, if they use a sill adapter. Do you put spray foam under the window sill or backer rod?
by Texwindow
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How do you install shims?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: How do you install shims?

Thanks for the advise toddinmn. I am installing Jeld-wen Premium vinyl frames.
by Texwindow
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How do you install shims?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: How do you install shims?

I always like to learn new things. I have a construction back ground along with HVAC. So I do not think I am going out side my bounds. So be a pal and answer my question. Dont worry my try anthing adittude will not cause you to loose your job. You seem offended by my willingness to do things and lea...
by Texwindow
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How do you install shims?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

How do you install shims?

How do you install shims? Do you run the screw through the shims? Or Do you insert your screws and then wedge the shims between the frame of the window and the roughin. Please help? I just installed 2 each window and have only about a 3/16in to 1/4 inch gap between the window and the rough-in? I try...
by Texwindow
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: How do you install shims?
Replies: 0
Views: 706

How do you install shims?

How do you install shims? Do you run the screw through the shims? Or Do you insert you screws and then wedge the shims between the from of the window and the roughin. Please help? I just installed 2 each window and have only about a 3/16in to 1/4 inch gap between the window and the rough-in? I try p...
by Texwindow
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quad vs. 100% Silicone
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Quad vs. 100% Silicone

How is its ability to adhear to the vinyl compared to silicone?
by Texwindow
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Quad vs. 100% Silicone
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Quad vs. 100% Silicone

Why is Quad so much better than 100% Silicone? Thanks :?:
by Texwindow
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: JeldWen and American Craftsman vinyl windows comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: JeldWen and American Craftsman vinyl windows comparison

I dont think you understand, I am installing them myself, I am the POOR installer. :wink:
by Texwindow
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: JeldWen and American Craftsman vinyl windows comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: JeldWen and American Craftsman vinyl windows comparison

I am not sure of which window is best, but I went with the Jeld Wen. I ordered them from Home Depot and its been a PITA. One window took 3 orders to get it right, every time the windows came in damaged. On another order 3 sliders they sent all three windows were sliding the wrong direction. Another ...