Need helkp trying to replace 2 of my basement windows!

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Need helkp trying to replace 2 of my basement windows!

#1 Post by RabbitOne » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:38 pm

I have cinder block walls and manged to remove my old windows and metal frame that was was cemented in about an inch. I measured 32W x 14H so that is the size windows I ordered. 32x14 was actually the smallest size I could find without special ordering so I figured it would work. The problem is I received my new vinyl windows today and they have a lip (I think they may be called jambs) around them. I can't fit them into my opening with that lip. What do I do? I want to make these work since I don't want to special order windows. Can I cut the lip off? What tool should I use to cut the lip off? Need help! My windows are out so now I have holes in my basement and I want to solve this so animals, rain, etc. come in.

Old Window
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/7870/1002636.jpg

Old Window Removed
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1332/1002638.jpg

New Window with lip I was talking about
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5787/1002640r.jpg
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Re: Need helkp trying to replace 2 of my basement windows!

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:08 pm

You can cut the lip off if you need to.

That window was ordered with some sort of flanged front for a frame jump type application.

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Re: Need helkp trying to replace 2 of my basement windows!

#3 Post by Window4U (IL) » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:04 pm

RabbitOne wrote:What tool should I use to cut the lip off?
Skill saw with backwards plywood blade or score several times with a utility knife and snap it off.

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