Forum Title: crank awning window replacements
Im not sure if there is another name for these windows, but they are sort of like sideways casement windows. My wife likes to call them camp windows but I dont know if there is a correct term for them. Anyway, we are looking at windows and have gotten a few prices for Harvey vinyl double hung. All but one place quoted me a price for a replacement window, where as the last one says that because of the way these type of windows are made, a replacement window can not be user and new construction is necessary. He did say I could use replacement windows on the 2 old double hung windows in the room. Anyone know if this is true?
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: LISA MARTINEZ (Syracuse, NY), 01/29/2019

You need to create that framed rough opening as explained/shown in the tutorials. No, you can't just screw studs to the drywall and expect things to be OK. Wood studs are fastened (nailed) to upper and lower plates. Steel studs are fastened (screws, pop rivets, or welded) to upper and lower track. The basic components of your framed opening are upper lower plates/track. King (full length plate to plate) & Trimmer (extends bottom plate to bottom of header & is secured to King stud & bottom plate) studs on either side. Header (spans the opening, and rests on the Trimmer studs & is fastened to the King & Trimmer stud. Intermediate �Cripple studs� are installed between the header and upper plate, filling the void above each Trimmer stud, and spaced across the opening for securing sheet goods. Afterward the bottom plate is cut away for a door opening. Next drywall is installed and taped. Your least painful solution will be bypass hollow core flush doors, assuming that you can live with about 50% of the opening being accessible. If you need a greater percentage of the opening to be accessible choose bifold pairs or pairs of swing doors. Choose a door style. Then choose trim options. A cheap trim option for bypass doors is wrap the opening with drywall. One step up is a cased opening using flat jamb stock & door casing. Very high end is marble veneer. Once these choices have been made (you know the finished opening size or it can be reasonably estimated) then you can start to determine what size doors are required. Bypass door track is rated for the weight of the doors and duty cycles (how many times the rollers & track operate before failure). A pair of 32� (they will be re-railed to a smaller size if bought as bypass pairs) wide hollow core flush wood doors for your 60� opening will weigh between 65 and 80 pounds. 125 pound track will suffice. Different styles of bypass track & hardware exist. Center hung rollers & track are superior to (and more expensive than) side hung track & rollers. Again, you must choose. When the track & rollers have been selected, refer to the manufactures data sheet to find the drop range. The drop range is the �free area� between the tack & upper rail of the door. Determine the undercut. Undercut is the free area between the finished floor and the bottom rail of the door (typical � to 5/8�) . The net door height equals finished opening height minus track, drop, & undercut. If this process seems complicated, provide the suppler with a rough or finished opening size that is plumb level and square.

- CLAIRE FRANCIS (Shawnee, KS), 02/06/2019

that could make sense

- JAIME RAMSEY (Warren, MI), 02/16/2019

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