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 Post subject: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:11 pm 

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Looking at replacing our aluminum windows with Milgard's Tuscany vinyl windows, and the installer wants over $2K to install 7 windows, and none is anything odd or huge. Our house is made out of 8x8x16 split face block with no built out RO of wood, just the block was used for the RO. When I installed the windows that are in there now, I just shimmed all sides to level, and used masonary screws to secure to RO, and caulked. Can I do this with vinyl windows? I'm afraid the screws will pull through the vinyl. Is there any other way to secure vinyls in this configuration?


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:50 am 

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Tapcon them right into block.


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:27 pm 
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The windows come equip with screw holes pre-drilled in the frame that are for accommodating the attachment screws.


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:21 pm 
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Anthony,

I don't have one of those cool passwords for the contractor's board. Do you try to catch a mortar line when you tapcon in block when possible? I done this method when installing basement windows.


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:14 am 

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No, because we normally use the predrilled holes. You need a longer than normal bit because of the window frame thickness.
DM, email the board admin for the password.


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:27 pm 

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What about the screws pulling through the vinyl?


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Why would screws pull through the vinyl? Do you live in a neighborhood where they hook a truck and chain to the windows to break into the homes?


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:33 pm 

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When you tighten them down against the vinyl, I'm thinking they'll pull through or distort the surface. No?


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:44 pm 

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bfr57 wrote:
When you tighten them down against the vinyl, I'm thinking they'll pull through or distort the surface. No?


No more than any other type of screw. A good installer will know when to stop and won't drive the screw through the frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Window Replacement Into Masonary Block
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:11 pm 

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replacing all my window in a brick lower and wood upper will two types of vinyl window and is there a vedio for replacing windows in brick homes
thanks


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