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SPISurfer 10-27-2008 08:49 AM

Help Needed in Hurricane House
 
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We cut the brick & made a rough frame for a small picture/fixed window. The light just floods that side of the house, which it desperately needed. We pooped out over the weekend because of some framing issues in the attic.

Problem - we have never done masonary work. We want the window to be finished out correctly. We have half wood and half brick. The brick is not smooth. We think we should take out another row of bricks and install half bricks for the sill.

We are unsure about the sides. I have attached pictures of an adjecent window with its brick sill and pictures of the new opening. Any and all suggestions welcomed.


SPISurfer 10-27-2008 08:49 AM

Help Needed in Hurricane House
 
5 Attachment(s)

We cut the brick & made a rough frame for a small picture/fixed window. The light just floods that side of the house, which it desperately needed. We pooped out over the weekend because of some framing issues in the attic.

Problem - we have never done masonary work. We want the window to be finished out correctly. We have half wood and half brick. The brick is not smooth. We think we should take out another row of bricks and install half bricks for the sill.

We are unsure about the sides. I have attached pictures of an adjecent window with its brick sill and pictures of the new opening. Any and all suggestions welcomed.


SPISurfer 10-27-2008 08:49 AM

Help Needed in Hurricane House
 
5 Attachment(s)

We cut the brick & made a rough frame for a small picture/fixed window. The light just floods that side of the house, which it desperately needed. We pooped out over the weekend because of some framing issues in the attic.

Problem - we have never done masonary work. We want the window to be finished out correctly. We have half wood and half brick. The brick is not smooth. We think we should take out another row of bricks and install half bricks for the sill.

We are unsure about the sides. I have attached pictures of an adjecent window with its brick sill and pictures of the new opening. Any and all suggestions welcomed.


SPISurfer 10-27-2008 08:49 AM

Help Needed in Hurricane House
 
5 Attachment(s)

We cut the brick & made a rough frame for a small picture/fixed window. The light just floods that side of the house, which it desperately needed. We pooped out over the weekend because of some framing issues in the attic.

Problem - we have never done masonary work. We want the window to be finished out correctly. We have half wood and half brick. The brick is not smooth. We think we should take out another row of bricks and install half bricks for the sill.

We are unsure about the sides. I have attached pictures of an adjecent window with its brick sill and pictures of the new opening. Any and all suggestions welcomed.


SPISurfer 10-27-2008 08:49 AM

Help Needed in Hurricane House
 
5 Attachment(s)

We cut the brick & made a rough frame for a small picture/fixed window. The light just floods that side of the house, which it desperately needed. We pooped out over the weekend because of some framing issues in the attic.

Problem - we have never done masonary work. We want the window to be finished out correctly. We have half wood and half brick. The brick is not smooth. We think we should take out another row of bricks and install half bricks for the sill.

We are unsure about the sides. I have attached pictures of an adjecent window with its brick sill and pictures of the new opening. Any and all suggestions welcomed.


SPISurfer 10-28-2008 07:22 AM

Local Window Installation Observations & Taping Issues
 
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Joe,
There's no stone just wavey brick, mortar, wood framing, flashing tape, cedar wood siding. In the previous post, I included a picture #4 of an existing window to show how it was finished out, but it doesn't have the cedar wood siding around it - hence the challenge.

I've been checking out remodeled buildings around here. They do create a slanted brick sill. Some brick the sides with mini bricks and some just put wood all the way around and use caulk/construction adhesive to fill in the gaps around the boards.

We are just trying to perfect our style before installing the 35"X76" picture window. That one will be bricked all the way around.

I a picture of new construction house which doesn't have a slanted brick sill and has wood look around the opening. I couldn't attach the picture, but the website is:
http://www.modernmouldings.com/
It's the red brick one story before picture and not the after.

Our house has a large overhang, many trees, and the wind doesn't normally come from that direction (except for a hurricane when all bets are off).

We're still trying to think it through. What do you think?

Today I'm picking up some of the green lid joint compound you suggested and going after the bubbled up taped and feathering out 8". I'm also attaching a picture of the patched job on the ceiling where we took out a wall. It needs a lot of work.


SPISurfer 11-03-2008 09:31 AM

One Down One to Go
 
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So the little picture window is in. Here are the pictures - cutting brick and the outside of windoe. The outside trim work still remains. Thank you for all the advice.

We looked around our town and asked about window installations in brick. Oh the sites we saw! Some of the masons merely put little bricks - brickets -all around the window. Some of the windows had completely different bricks around them. The one that were rebricked nicely had a huge contrast with the mortar. We asked the people how old the new windows were - 8 years. We did notice that the picture windows were mainly framed with wood and didn't have a slanted wooden sill. The one that sealed the deal was actually the out-laws - I mean in-laws. They have a 100 year old stucco house. In 1972 they added massive picture windows.

Staring at all the mortar made us realize our house needs to repointed. Next years project has just presented itself. We may settle for tuck pointing, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Joe you were right about the bending the metal etc... Lowes actually had them all bent and we just need to cut it. The out-laws window had the metal bent down under the flat window sill.

Inspector, we were able to get the flashing tape to extend quit a bit beyond the brick and upper wooden siding around the window. We appreciate you helping us do our projects the most correct way.

Our house is a product of years of shoddy workmenship. It was abandoned for 2 years because it wouldn't pass inspection for most people who needed to get a loan. We were tired of paying rent while looking for the right house down here. This was supposed to be a transitional house. Hopefully we do right by the house and improve it a little as we make hurricane repairs.


SPISurfer 11-03-2008 09:31 AM

One Down One to Go
 
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So the little picture window is in. Here are the pictures - cutting brick and the outside of windoe. The outside trim work still remains. Thank you for all the advice.

We looked around our town and asked about window installations in brick. Oh the sites we saw! Some of the masons merely put little bricks - brickets -all around the window. Some of the windows had completely different bricks around them. The one that were rebricked nicely had a huge contrast with the mortar. We asked the people how old the new windows were - 8 years. We did notice that the picture windows were mainly framed with wood and didn't have a slanted wooden sill. The one that sealed the deal was actually the out-laws - I mean in-laws. They have a 100 year old stucco house. In 1972 they added massive picture windows.

Staring at all the mortar made us realize our house needs to repointed. Next years project has just presented itself. We may settle for tuck pointing, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Joe you were right about the bending the metal etc... Lowes actually had them all bent and we just need to cut it. The out-laws window had the metal bent down under the flat window sill.

Inspector, we were able to get the flashing tape to extend quit a bit beyond the brick and upper wooden siding around the window. We appreciate you helping us do our projects the most correct way.

Our house is a product of years of shoddy workmenship. It was abandoned for 2 years because it wouldn't pass inspection for most people who needed to get a loan. We were tired of paying rent while looking for the right house down here. This was supposed to be a transitional house. Hopefully we do right by the house and improve it a little as we make hurricane repairs.


SPISurfer 11-18-2008 12:31 PM

3rd window cut
 
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We framed up the opening for the 3rd window and removed the brick. We used a angle grinder with a masonary blade instead of the skill saw. Cost wise we should have stuck with the skill saw. Next week weekend we need to get the window installed. Remember this is the big $10 sliding glass door window framed up horizontally. We are pleased with the light coming in.


SPISurfer 11-18-2008 12:31 PM

3rd window cut
 
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We framed up the opening for the 3rd window and removed the brick. We used a angle grinder with a masonary blade instead of the skill saw. Cost wise we should have stuck with the skill saw. Next week weekend we need to get the window installed. Remember this is the big $10 sliding glass door window framed up horizontally. We are pleased with the light coming in.



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