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replacement wooden window

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by chrisfsi, 18 Aug 2010.

  1. chrisfsi

    chrisfsi

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    I'm replacing a wooden window in a single skin brick shed. I've got the replacement unit - fortunately it was an off the shelf size - but the gap around the frame is very small. Should I try and put cement in the gap, or just use frame filler on either side? Is there not a risk of condensation forming in the gap if you fill from both sides, or will the brick breath enough to eliminate this?

    Also - when installing the window - do I put a layer of mortar on the bottom of the opening and sit the frame on that (assuming it's level?) I seem to recall reading that the proper way to do this was to wedge the frame up against the head of the opening (again, checking to make sure it's level) and then force mortar in the gap under the frame to hold it up, but I can't find any guides on this. The replacement window is also wood by the way.

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    Put it in dry, pack it so its level and square and foam the gaps then finish off with silicone, for a single skin shed this is more than enough.
     
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    Errr you what :D , the OP wanted to know how to fit a window in a single skin shed, didn't ask for any blinds :?:
     
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    The first thing to do is to measure the opening for the replacement window. Measure the width all the way to the frame, between the moulding. Measure at the bottom, middle, and the top of the window in case the old frame is warped. Then measure the height at the left, middle, and right. Measure the height at the back of the sloped sill, at the inside stop or window stool.

    This is the way to replace the wooden window in a good manner.If you use the wooden window with exact dimensions you can remove it when ever you wish! Alternately you can go for wooden blinds.It will be best solution for your problem.
     
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    Thanks crank - have foamed and finished with silicon and all looks fine. Regarding the glazing units themselves - I'm planning to put a bead of silicon inside the recess to bed the unit into, support the unit on spacers then fill the gap around the outside of the unit with more silicon prior ro putting in the beading. Question - do I need to put a bead of silicone under the beading as well? This will be on the outside of the shed.

    Thanks!
     
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    Yes you can either put a small bead of silicone on the backs of the beads and push on to the glass or depending how neat you can seal up just fit the beads and run a fine seal around the bead/glass.

    Now all you have to do is fit those wooden blinds ;)
     
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