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Old 11-18-2008, 01:31 PM  
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Default 3rd window cut

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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Old 11-18-2008, 01:47 PM  
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Default Cut out from Brick

I forgot to include the outside picture which shows the brick cut out. We still are not sure about laying a brick window sill. We didn't have a sill for the picture window above the refrig. This window will be a picture window too. We are thinking of just mirroring the same clean lines. However this window is right next to our verticle hung window which does have have sill. What do you think?

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Match what the other window is like, the overhang will protect it from any heavy water. Only when you clean with the hose or power washing will you need to be aware of the area and collecting any water..
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:42 PM  
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Default 2nd window up

Ok so it took several weeks for us to get the second window in the brick up. We are pleased with the $10 sliding glass door used as our new horizontal picture window. We had to cut off part of the metal trim on the sliding door for a flush installation. We also figured out why it was only $10 -- the inner gasket/seal was installed in a wavy mess.

There were many other issues, but we are pleased with the results. We still have some trim boards to install. There is one problem that we have put off. We didn't cut the brick straight. When we placed the outside trim peices, I think it will look weird. I was the only one who noticed the 1/4-1/2" difference, so we are letting it go for now. We are sick of dust - brick dust, joint compound dust, tile removal dust.... so the 1/2" slanted brick will remain until next year's list of home improvements.

Unfortunately we are still having issues with our flat roof. Hopefully it's not a job we have to take on ourselves, but we might.

Cutting the brick and installing the windows will problably be the most significant change that we will appreciate on a daily basis. We can't believe we are doing this. We thank everyone on this site!
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