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bryce 09-16-2012 04:23 PM

Okay what now?
 
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I guess petrified wood was big back then?

JoeD 09-16-2012 06:46 PM

Tell us what we are looking at and what the plans are.

oldognewtrick 09-16-2012 07:51 PM

Someone must of had an allergy to insulation also...;)

nealtw 09-16-2012 09:24 PM

The header is interesting unless I'm missing something.

MorrisLowe321 09-16-2012 11:49 PM

Exactly, be brief with the picture you posted what is the message in this ? :p

bryce 09-17-2012 04:09 AM

Yes the guy did not do the header structure properly.
I wondering if i should make the window smaller now since i have the chance?
Also maybe spray insulation, should i take that old petrifies wood out?

nealtw 09-17-2012 07:08 AM

What is it besides wood in the cavity and is it everywhere in the house? Make the header 6" longer or the window smaller.

bryce 09-17-2012 01:51 PM

Hi Neal, i'm thinking to make new wall, then insulation. It is concrete and petrified wood.
Maybe spray insulation? Also the roof is about 4" empty. What i gather you can just use the spray insulation and fill it up, with no vents?

I see what you mean about the header. Originally the window would have been smaller. I think i need a carpenter for this job.

nealtw 09-17-2012 02:17 PM

You will have to find out if the whole house is built like this or if it was someones idea of a feature wall. My guess is that if it is all like this you will have to treat it more like a brick building. If that wall continues upstairs the header maybe should be a steel lentle.
I think you have to do more digging to find what you have a ware before you start fixing things. If they did that to every window they will all need fixing.
http://www.proudgreenhome.com/blog/6...d-construction

bryce 09-17-2012 04:57 PM

Hi Neal, i will post some pics soon. But it is only the 2 bay 70x48" windows that this fellow DIY'ed, Actually the 2nd window is better. You can see the problem with the first already how he just broke it there.

I'm think is there no high tech fix for this? Why not just put a metal frame in there?

I guess the windows could be replaced. In that case with the as you say 6" sides, i would have to make the window smaller. 70"-12=58"
Just as well. But people around here like big windows, big cars etc.


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