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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-18-2012, 11:11 AM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
I have my replacement window here now and am...

I have my replacement window here now and am getting ready to put it in. It does fit nicely.

The window case sticks out further past the nail fin than I was expecting, I expect this is to allow...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-26-2012, 05:23 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
Thanks for the video link. I am actually getting...

Thanks for the video link. I am actually getting close to replacing the window, meaning I have all of the foundation repaired up the that level and I have the window frame built. Tomorrow I will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-24-2012, 03:03 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
I would also ask why the original shims have...

I would also ask why the original shims have shifted.

Is the stack of blocks plumb? If the stack is leaning at all, then you need to address that. As as stated above, the blocks should be mortared...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-24-2012, 02:55 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
Well I am moving along a bit, mostly trying to...

Well I am moving along a bit, mostly trying to get the technique right. I have been filling up the outside joints with the smaller pieces of granite that I removed with the old mortar and filling ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-24-2012, 10:46 AM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
I found a Pella dealer around here who will sell...

I found a Pella dealer around here who will sell me a custom built window. I have used Pella windows and some door before and they seem to be a good manufacturer. The cost of the window will range...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-22-2012, 08:49 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
I started using type S because this is below...

I started using type S because this is below grade, but that is just a guess. The easiest thing for me to get was the QUIKRETE type S Mason Mix. I also have Portland around and sand. I have been...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-22-2012, 02:56 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
Well I guess I am going to be using type S...

Well I guess I am going to be using type S mortar, since there have been no other suggestions. What is a good ratio to use? I would guess 1 part type S to 2-2.5 parts mason sand, but I could also see...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-21-2012, 05:24 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
Is the use of type S going to present any problem...

Is the use of type S going to present any problem in painting it (on the inside)? I guess I would have to let it cure and dry for at least a month before painting.

Is there some reason why I can't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-21-2012, 05:17 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
Which peel and stick would you recommend? I...

Which peel and stick would you recommend? I haven't used that before.

LMHmedchem
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-21-2012, 12:29 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
You are correct about the construction, they...

You are correct about the construction, they nailed the window frame to the underside of the sill ledger and then used granite tailings to shim the sides of the frame to the large granite blocks that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-20-2012, 10:58 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
I am just surprised that lowes and hd have a...

I am just surprised that lowes and hd have a category called "basement windows", and the one I linked to was not in it. I suppose there could be something different about the flanges, since the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-20-2012, 10:27 PM
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Posted By LMHmedchem
basement replacement window 32"x24" slider

I need an ~32"x24" replacement window for my basement. This in not in a window well, but it is a masonry foundation, so I have limited flexibility with the size. I have looked at home depot and lowes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-20-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,962
Posted By LMHmedchem
gaps in masonry foundation, expanding foam or mortar

I am currently working on my basement and am in the middle of re-pointing my the 120 year old granite foundation. Much of the mortar has turned into something that looks like plaster dust, so I am...
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