Concrete encased basement window

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  1. Oct 17, 2010 #1

    smcgill

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    O.K. I have this window with a steele frame that is set into the foundation.
    It's from around 1980.
    Is there a way to put a repacement vinal window in?:confused:
    I think to repace the window I have to cut out the window frame.
    Thanks
    Sean
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 #2

    smcgill

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    So no bites.
    Home crappo and Blow's see some but they seem to be standard size ro not one like my situation.
    So far $102.20 to $200 from them.
    Any sugestions?
    Sean
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 #3

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    So is this a basement window? How is it "set into the foundation"? And what kind of foundation are we talking? Poured concrete? Concrete block?

    Without seeing a picture, I can't say what you'll need to do to get the old window out. I suspect they might have essentially set it in place, then mortared around it. I that's the case, it should be fairly easy to break up the mortar & remove the steel frame.

    From that point, if it was mine, I think I'd build a frame out of either green-treat or cedar 2x8s, install it in the opening, then install the window.

    Again, without more information, I don't know what you're looking at regarding sizes, etc.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 #4

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    The steel frame is surrounded with pored concrete!
    No motar and the frame is set in.
    The steel edge 1 1/2 " that wraps around is flush with the concrete.
    The steel frame seams stamped steel.
    You have two sides / a bottem and a top!

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    Thanks
    Sean
     
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