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Window Replacement in Brick
      #7902 - Tue Feb 24 2004 10:45 PM Attachment (494 downloads)

The summer before last, built a deck and installed a 9 foot slider at this house. Last fall, the homowner and I tackled the windows on the back. Old steel casements, more 9 foot openings, and a beautiful view of the river.



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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #7903 - Tue Feb 24 2004 10:53 PM Attachment (435 downloads)

More scaffold, and there's not much flat ground to set it on. Luckily, 10 foot wide x 5 foot deep rigging. More than enough room for safe work.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #7904 - Tue Feb 24 2004 11:03 PM Attachment (455 downloads)

Used that Fein tool I love so much to cut the old tenacious caulk. The knife blade carves right through it. Warmed by the sun on this side of the house, no problem. I think this makes removal of the frame a bit easier in that it's not stuck to the brick and when done, no hunks of caulk to fight on the install.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #7905 - Tue Feb 24 2004 11:12 PM Attachment (422 downloads)

I cut off the operable sash, cut that part of the frame loose, and then removed the screws holding the frame. The fixed glass frame had tabs at the back, visible when the sill was removed. Cut away the tabs.

Oftentimes they brick up a little too close for this simple step removal and you have to cut it to pcs small enough to get out the frame.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #7906 - Tue Feb 24 2004 11:41 PM Attachment (437 downloads)

In this brick veneered house, the old frames were mounted to a wood sub frame attached to the framing. I needed to cut that subframe loose and foam or stuff fibreglass in that area of the framing to eliminate air infiltration. In a perfect world you should try to at least get a drip edge up behind the sheeting at the head that will lay over the new window. In a real perfect world, a fella would be smart to get flashing down the sides too.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #7907 - Tue Feb 24 2004 11:51 PM Attachment (433 downloads)

In addition to the flashing that should be installed, it is important to seal the window frame to brick connection. These windows were sized for the most pleasing reveal on the interior as the owner wished to keep the plaster returns and reinstall the marble sill. So, no build in on the opening for bent metal on the exterior nor casing and new sill on the interior. So, perimeter was filled with backer rod prior to caulking in.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #7908 - Tue Feb 24 2004 11:58 PM Attachment (424 downloads)

When caulking in anything to brick you have a couple choices. Freehand run it and no tooling, the brick causing less than a smooth run. Taping the window edge and even the brick if you want a real straight line, and pulling it off after tooling. I use only Urethane caulk, in this case Vulkem by Tremco. A smoother look to the caulk surface can be acheived with Dymonic by Tremco. The Vulkem resembles more a mortar look. Urethane caulk sticks to masonry and metal very well. Hard to work with and stains the fingers. Great stuff.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #7909 - Wed Feb 25 2004 12:16 AM Attachment (448 downloads)

There's often danger and comic relief to the job. Imagine if you will, working alone and just getting the window in the hole, a few shims to hold it while you go inside to center the unit. Once inside and centered ............you open the window to check on the operation and a hornet flies in. Well, you swat him out the open window and close the sash. Soon a million of em come bouncing off that sash. I must have stirred em up shimming the jamb. I found out later they were nesting above me behind some fascia on the main roof. Man, my heart was pounding, I blow up like a poisonous toad when bitten by hornets. I secured the window in the opening, stuffed the sides and closed the door to the room, figuring I'd complete the install early the next morning when they were slow. I opened that door real carefully the next day, not knowing what to expect.

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Re: Caulk [Re: calvin]
      #7928 - Wed Mar 10 2004 04:17 AM

nice caulk job... good install.. we did 13 Narrowlines in a brick house about 4 years ago... the original were all steel framed casements..
the house was built during the war... and the owner said that was all they could get at the time....

anyways... how about some pics of the slider you did last year ?


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Re: Caulk [Re: MikeSmith]
      #7929 - Wed Mar 10 2004 11:56 AM Attachment (440 downloads)

More history can be found at How Do I Get That Big Slider Up There

But here's a couple of the finish Door Install.

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Re: Caulk [Re: calvin]
      #7930 - Wed Mar 10 2004 12:04 PM Attachment (452 downloads)

Sorry, no photo's with much detail, but here's one of the interior.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #8004 - Sat Mar 27 2004 05:48 AM

Man Cal, how does he get any work done with that view?

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #8005 - Sat Mar 27 2004 05:51 AM

Wow Calvin that is a sharp looking caulk line.Nice job

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: Pro_Dek]
      #8006 - Sat Mar 27 2004 11:51 AM Attachment (390 downloads)

Bob, he's a interior painter, the wifes a florist and has assembled some talented floral designers. Diane does some beautiful work, always happy to use her for that opening arrangement. But when they're not working they do enjoy the view, complete with a bald eagle nesting on an island in the river. For Ohio, that's a big deal and a sign hopefully of the lakes and rivers at least getting close to coming back.

And thanks.

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Re: Caulk [Re: MikeSmith]
      #8007 - Sat Mar 27 2004 11:54 AM Attachment (415 downloads)

I found one more mike.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: calvin]
      #10098 - Thu Feb 22 2007 02:23 AM

Nice work Cal.

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Re: Window Replacement in Brick [Re: markh128]
      #10099 - Mon Feb 26 2007 03:19 AM

Thanks, they are nice folks to work for.

Regrets that I haven't been back there for a while.

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