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I had the same problem in my home. I live in sausalito,ca. by san francisco bay with a southern exposure. In winter we get 40 plus winds and pouring rain. The rain paired with the wind has even blown in through the top of the window casement. Two years ago I found what I call window baffles, by accident, through the vermont country store co. they are ...


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The way we installed them incredibly clean was the have the blinds mounted on the wall above the window alcove (not inside the cove as you did). The outlet is generally in line with where the blinds are and their "closed" state leaves them open enough to cover the outlets.


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In the end, the best way to solve this was to request replacement Somfy motors with longer cords. The factory can supply them at any length, and they arrived within a week. I have now had them installed and there was no junction box needed, since there is no join in the cable behind the wall. There is now no visible cable whatsoever. I hope this is helpful ...


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I would suggest a quick visit to any building supply recycling type place near you to see if you can simply grab an inexpensive replacement door that's already better suited to installing a pet-door in - you may have structural issues with this door if you cut away a significant part of the bottom to insert a pet door. Replacing glass panels with wood is not ...


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The idea of removing the glass and replacing with wood is reasonably practical. Since the glass is relatively thin you would need to replace with a relatively thin wood piece. I would think that 1/4" or maybe 3/8" thick plywood would be able to be used in place of the glass. There are a number of things to consider though before embarking on this approach. ...


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There are some pretty good imitation stained glass window overlays, which I think would overcome your "looks cheap" concern while being fairly cheap (under $30, if I remember correctly). (I used a frosted overlay for the lower glass, only, of my downstairs bathroom since without a ladder nobody's going to be able to get line of sight above that line to any ...


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You are probably getting this because of condensation buildup on the windows plus the wood to feed on at the bottom. Probably no way to totally stop the condensation but simply opening the windows once a week or wiping off the window area with a towel would probably help. Also turn on exhaust fans when taking warm showers or cooking a lot. To clean just ...



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