Window Size Question

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  1. Sep 7, 2017 #1

    Sparky617

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    When measuring doors you'd say a 2/0 door for a 24" or 2' wide door. This measures the size of the door, not the opening. For windows, what would a 2/0 window be? The size of the sash or the size of the window as measured where?

    My wife is working with a client's builder and he said he'd put a 2/0 x 3/2 window in that space. My thought was this is a 2' wide window with 3 lights over 2 on both sashes. So the question is, where is the 2/0 measured at the brickmold, the sash or the window jamb? Or does the 3/2 mean it is 38" tall?
     
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    nealtw

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    You measure the rough opening and the window should be 1/2 inch less when built. Width always first then height and then description.

    window 2' 6" x 4' 0" then the description info.

    Doors are always framed 2 inches or more bigger.
     
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    As in doors, windows are "call-out" opening size, and 3/2 is not the glazing cutup.
     

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