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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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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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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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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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