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 Post subject: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:18 pm 

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Hi Guys,

I've been looking all over the place and I can't find the answer to my question anywhere. I want to replace an old aluminum cased "half circle' decrative window with a nice retrofit vinyl one. I just don't know the proper way to measure for it. Is it the same as with a normal window? Would I measure the width at the bottom (widest point) and then measure the middle (tallest point)? Any help would be great guys.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:44 pm 

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If it is a true half circle my manufacturer only needs a width and total height. If not a true half circle but a curved top window you may need other measurements.


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 Post subject: Re: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:54 pm 

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It could also be what's called an eyebrow with a leg. If you have any doubt, take as many measurements as you can. If still unsure, I'd make a template. Tyvek works really well for this. Photographs are very helpful too.


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 Post subject: Re: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:20 pm 

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It could also be a chord, which is a true radius but less than a half round.


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 Post subject: Re: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:35 pm 

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Not that it matters but an eyebrow is a window with No legs.


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 Post subject: Re: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:20 pm 

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Nope, I just installed an eyebrow with legs. A taller version is called an eyebrow with extended legs.

http://www.windowanddoor.com/article/consumer/a-guide-specialty-window


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 Post subject: Re: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:49 am 

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Hi Guys,

I attached a picture of what the window looks like so that you can give me some ideas on the proper way to measure to put a retrofit window in. It would be the same style, just white and vinyl instead of an old aluminum one.

Thanks,

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Measure for "half circle" retrofit window
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:01 pm 

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Standard Circle Top. Just measure height and width. The height should be 50% of the width. Even if it isn't, that's all you should need to order it. If the factory needs something else, they will call you. Worst case is to do a template as I suggested.


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