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 Post subject: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:57 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:18 am 
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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?

Thanks


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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 Post subject: Re: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:20 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:32 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:46 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:37 pm 
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... 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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 Post subject: Re: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:34 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: replace casements with double hung???
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:25 pm 

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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.

Mac
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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