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SPISurfer 10-23-2008 09:58 AM

Do It Yourself and get tools or pay for someone
 
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If you have the right tools you could do it yourself. You probably don't want to invest in the right tools to do it if you only have one window and if there is tile around the window. You could look up a cheap auto glass or inexpensive glass replacement place and ask for a referral. That guy may be cheaper than the HD/Lowes referrals.

I've attached a picture of our first replacement window. The next replacement will be in brick, which I'll post when it's done.

If you do decide to do it yourself and invest in tools, here are the links I reviewed before tackling my first window:
Good how to:
http://www.americancraftsmanwin.com/howto.cfm

http://www.hometime.com/Howto/projects/window/win_4a.htm

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/h2installvinylwindow

http://www.jeld-wen.com/_pdf/resources/installation/JII001.pdf

http://www.ronhazelton.com/howto/window_replacement_energy_efficient.htm

Installing article
http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/window/new/remodel1/vinyl.htm

Framing the Opening
http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/window/new/ro_framing.htm


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discussions
http://ask.metafilter.com/46297/Replacing-aluminum-frame-windows-in-a-brick-veneer-house

http://messageboard.dremel.com/Topic3853-28-1.aspx#bm3854


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