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These are called spring balances, and have enough tension in the spring to hold the window open (sorry about your hand). It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures you posted what type they are (other than older ones), but you should be able to find some instructions for a model similar to yours now that you know what to search for. In general, you'll ...


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They are called safety cup hooks and have been cleverly repurposed. Links are for illustration purposes only. No product or source is being endorsed.


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I think I've answered my own question: I'm going to do the footing insulation first. This will increase the effective thickness of the footings and result in a metal flashing plate over the footing foam at the bottom of the existing walls (for drainage and termite control/visibility). I can use that for the wall project by resting the wall's new foam ...


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The Family Handyman has an article on How to Install Craftsman Trim, which says to simply glue and nail the stool to the jamb using 2 1/2" finish nails. Once you have the stool cut to length, add a bit of wood glue to the length that will sit against the window frame. Position the stool where you want it, and drill pilot holes through the stool and into the ...


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Looks like you could "float" them level with the existing frame, but screw in from the window side (through the face away from the room, into the part you call a stool that I'd call a sill) which would firmly attach the stool to the windowframe so it could not pull away from the wall. They are probably designed not to have one, yes - "picture-framing" ...


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This is hard to do and I agree that there is a big range of cost between basic insulated sealed units and some of the high performance glass units which can be triple the cost. Here in Canada when we install a commercial glass project we are required to provide warranty documentation from the glass supplier which shows the makeup of the sealed units ( glass ...


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We just ordered replacement windows but no-one told us the amount of viewing area that we would lose. Since one reason we we bought our house was for the views, we were devastated when we saw the windows and sent them away. For example, our two kitchen casement windows which have 16" of glass each would have been reduced to just over 12" of glass each. ...



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