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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:40 pm 
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anthony wrote:
I am not sure that it is poor installation. Though the openings were left that way for the week end, at minimum as a temporary thing fiberglass batt could have filled the voids.
Again not knowing all the details. It looks like a less than perfect measuring job.
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I am lumping in the collection of proper measurements as part of the "installation" process.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:16 pm 

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Here are a few more pictures of the outside. As I mentioned previously, there was some damage that needs repaired in the kitchen and bathroom and I was not expecting perfect placement of the windows and that I was going to have to do repairs. The the holes are massive. If you look through the photo of the kitchen window you can see another window in the background with a large gap as well. I also have attached some other photos that show what I think is excessive gaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:19 pm 

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Here is the bathroom photo from the outside


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:53 pm 

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Is the "installer" finished with his part of the work? Did your contract specify that you would complete the finish work? Were these custom sized windows? It could be that stock size windows that were as close to the opening sizes were used. I do like that shims were used on the corners and in the center to support the windows. That does show some level of experience and knowledge.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:59 pm 
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The bathroom and the kitchen concern me... As we've said in every post, it is nothing better than speculation as to how/why there is such a gap, but those very large voids need to be filled with something solid.
I have to say, it does seem somewhat strange that some of the windows appear to be properly measured while others have gross deficiencies.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:09 pm 

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To get an objective eval, I think you need to hire a pro to dissect all the sides and issues.
I hope you have some before pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
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When is the cement crew coming?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:11 am 
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Without know the project scope and what was proposed, I am baffled.

Most of these openings seems like a great time for a masonry blade and enlargement of the opening so that it is perfectly level and square.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Installed Correctly
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:55 am 

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Update, they brought in a mason to place some sill blocks in the windows with the very large gaps.

They mortared the gaps in the other windows on both sides (inside and out). The house is plaster on the inside walls so almost no difference.

Not the best install but it will work. They should have knocked out all of the old mortar down the block, then measured the opening for the window.


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