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The usual approach is a "crank-type" casement window with a loop in place of the crank handle, and a hook on a pole (try "clerestory pole crank" as a search term) that engages the loop. There are also hex-type versions that use a flexible shaft inside the pole. Or, these days, motors. I'd suggest the hook on a pole, I view motors in this sort of application ...


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Your options are: Use a second layer of 1/2" drywall to bring the wall flush to the window; Trim the window casing down by 1/2"; or Use inch thick trim on the window casing. Personally I recommend #2 and would use what's called a Japanese saw: or a multi-tool with a wood blade to trim the casing down to be flush with the wall.


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I have removed these before. A cut at the bottom bar, which is not anchored into the sill the way the sides and head is. When cut, the 2 bottom corners can draw in, allowing the flanges on the sides to begin to withdraw from the groove they are mudded into. You may want to nick the upper inside corners to make it easier to bend inwards. They might even snap ...


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The important comparison is not between double glazed and single glazed windows. It is between specific windows and their specifications because there are high quality single glazed windows and low quality double glazed windows and even among one group or the other, thermal and acoustical performance can vary with manufacturer and part number. Generally ...


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He said that double-glazed glass (two sheets of glass with an inert gas in between) was almost useless from the point of view of sound insulation. That is not true, but it may depend on the loudness of the outside noise, it's frequency profile and what noise level you consider acceptable inside. Double glazing window, especially when acoustic glass ...


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I generally use a clear-coat Varnish finish on my outdoor painting projects to reduce wear damage and to extend the life of the paint. You can get this as a spray or a paint. This is the easiest and cheapest solution but provides only moderate protection. For superior protection: You could attach a piece of plexiglass or tempered glass with adhesive or ...


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Mold and/or mildew (yours looks like mildew, but no big difference in regards to abatement) are both fungi and will grow where dark and damp conditions exist. 1) The cause is moisture. 2) You can clean if off easily with a scrub brush and soap, but to help prevent regrowth you should chemically kill it. A 1/4 cup bleach/1 gal. water solution will work or ...


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Cost is also another major factor. Where I'm at you'll spend much more for glass block vs a double pane window, either picture or hung or sliding. Ease of installation is another. It is much much easier to install a window than to properly install glass block. You will need to ensure that you flash the exterior of the window or the glass block properly. ...


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If you don't mind the loss of light from the window, a louver could be installed.



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