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replace casements with double hung???

#1 Post by kkoch » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:57 am

I currently have wood casement windows approx 56" wide x 46" long and was wondering if it is possible to replace with double hung?

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#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:18 am

kkoch wrote:I currently have wood casement windows approx 56" wide x 46" long and was wondering if it is possible to replace with double hung?

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56" wide is probably outside the maximum width for many manufacturers. Are you sure that you don't have your measurements switched up?

i.e. 46" width by 56" height?

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#3 Post by toddinmn » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:20 pm

In most cases you would have to replace them with 2 DH's mulled together or put in 2 singles with you own mull.52'' is the max width for a single DH's for most companies.

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#4 Post by Skydawggy » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:32 am

Simonton will make a DH window that large but I wouldn't recommend it. It would take 2 people just to clean a window that big.

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#5 Post by windowman736 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:46 am

Based on the size are these two casement windows in each opening? 56" wide is not reccommended for a single d/h.

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#6 Post by HomeSealed » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:37 pm

... Not too mention it would look weird even if they did make it. Im not a fan of Dh's that are wider than tall. Look at a slider, twin dh, or twin ca.

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#7 Post by MacNC » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:34 am

If you are replacing a bedroom window, be sure that the new windows meet the minimum egress width and height for a bedroom. Your building inspector should be able to help with this.

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#8 Post by toddinmn » Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:25 pm

MacNC wrote:If you are replacing a bedroom window, be sure that the new windows meet the minimum egress width and height for a bedroom. Your building inspector should be able to help with this.

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This would not be required in MN if the home is owner occupied and has no code compiance orders on the house.

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