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A window hinged at the side is called a casement window. More specifically, that is a slide hinge, manual, sector crank casement window. Different manufacturers may have a different name for the 'slide hinge' style. Its purpose is to allow easy cleaning of the outside of the pane. It's 'manual' because you turn the crank by hand. Some industrial ...


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do exactly what you described just as you described. put four or five coats on. then: 1) sand the new paint very carefully with 800 gr sandpaper. use wet/dry paper and use water to lubricate. use a block of wood as a backer to make sure you dont get too much pressure in one area or another and sand through the paint. sand down until smooth and flush ...


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You may want to make a trip to the big box store and purchase a piece of high density foam insulation board. You should be able to find materials that are colored pink or blue that comes in 1" or 2" thicknesses. Carefully cut pieces that will fit between the window bottom, side wall and the inward protruding part of the AC unit. If cut correctly you should ...


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I am summarising terms that may be able to work as solar curtains as pointed out by DMoore, I don't know yet whether solar curtains is a brand so listing alternatives below so easier to find curtains to block the heat. Solar curtains (looks like curtains like in the picture, with style) blackout, light-blocking curtain liner (additional material added to ...


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Just a couple of other options I've exercised a number of times in even rabbeting casings, though I do agree largely with A.D. A planer is great, but you can uniformly plane 1x down, a little tediously, with either a Circular Saw or a Router very successfully. It's definitely worth it for 1 window & you can even customize it if there's any deflection in ...


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When I do jamb extensions, I'm butting tight against the existing window frame, but nailing through shims into the rough framing. I offset the jamb extension by about 3/16", and caulk that reveal. In that scenario, the only time 5/8" material in the window frame would be a problem was if the window was tight to any or all of the framing. If that was the ...


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It's an intriguing question. On one hand, trapped air is heated through radiation. On the other, it acts as an insulator. Keep in mind that we aren't talking about airflow, but heat flow (by conduction, convection, and radiation). The answer probably depends on how many of your windows are exposed to the sun, where extreme temperatures are generated ...


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Lots of over-thinking for your solution. Glass: Talk to your local window retailer about installing a shatter-resistant film on the glass. 3M and BurglarGARD films can prevent an intruder from breaking out the glass easily. Proper installation is a must. It's not as easy as adding window tint film. And an FYI: modern tempered glass for residential windows ...



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