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Proper glue for sticking foam on window glasses? Strong enough and removable

Winter is coming. I plan to stick soft foam on window glass for thermal insulation. Last time I use Styrofoam glue, and it is a disaster. It is hard to remove it. It take hours with alcohol. Is there ...
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What type of window is this?

I have a window in my bedroom that moves up and down with a sort of helical rail. Its become stuck and in doing a web search on how to get it moving I realized I have no idea what its called. What ...
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Sprayed foam sealant into window blind's headrail, immobilizing it. Blinds are also screwed directly into frame. How to remove (has picture)

Trying to seal window crevices, I accidentally sprayed into window blinds headrail whose top is exposed. The crevice is so narrow I couldn't see into the top of the headrail, so I forgot it was open. ...
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Latest IBC code for residential regarding tempered glass requirement - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In the home inspection report, it was stated that: "a Qualified window contractor to correct as determined necessary the master bathroom window in the shower has no tempered etching. (should have ...
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Can a through-the-wall A/C unit be mounted in a window?

I've seen many posts about how you can't install a window AC unit through the wall. However, I have the opposite question. Can you install a through-the-wall AC unit in a window? It seems like someone ...
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What is the actual function of the lock on a up can window handle?

I have upvc windows with the typical handle with push button and lock which rotates ninety degrees to engage/disengage the locking mechanism (3 bolts in the bottom of the window frame which engage ...
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Shall I keep windows and blinds open during hot summer days? [closed]

On a summer day with at 36 degrees Celsius, in a room with no air conditioner but only a ceiling fan, and with windows facing north and east, which of the following can I do to make the room feel less ...
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Tricklevent on narrow uPVC windows?

I have some condensation issues inside a few bedrooms in my house, and I want to install trickle vents on the existing uPVC windows. They are old (20+ years), and I am hoping to get a few more years ...
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How do I remove window sill stop block on double-hung vinyl window?

The vinyl double hung window was installed on my brick house a few years ago. The Screws that hold the replacement windows are drilled in through the bottom of the drain holes with no caulking on the ...
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What is this plastic edging around my window called?

I have a timber frame house that has done a bit of settling and im fairly confident its now done after 3 years, so time to fix the various cracks. Around one of the windows there is this plastic ...
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Window numbering system?

I have a garrison colonial house with vinyl tilt-in windows that need cleaning. I'm thinking to take the sashes outside in groups and hose them down, so I need to mark the sashes and frames with some ...
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How can I cut a hole through metal siding to open up a doorway or window?

There is an outbuilding on the property I'm buying that appears to be made of cinderblock. at some point in the recent past, it looks like somebody attached a bunch of metal siding to the outside, and ...
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How to frame and install new windows in balloon frame with T1-11 siding?

Remodeling the 1930s wood-framed building we live in, and ready to make new openings to install new windows. It's difficult to describe how the walls are so I made a diagram below. Basically, from ...
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Identifying Window Latch

I would appreciate it if anybody could tell me what type of window latch is in the picture below? I bought a house and need to change a couple of these that are broken. Thank you!
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This cinderblock outbuilding's windows and doors were covered by metal siding. How can I turn them back into windows and doors? [closed]

There's an old cinderblock outbuilding on the property I'm under contract for, probably built in the 1960s. It had many doors and Windows, but most of them were covered when the previous owner of the ...
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Hydro isolation for foundation cut out (edge, not face)?

I live in Europe with a house constructed out of perforated bricks. I have sub grade basement windows. Our home inspector pointed out that the foundation edges exposed by the window channel need hydro ...
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Quickest way to circulate outside air thru house?

All but one major room is part of a single path through home, from a window on one end to a window on the other. In the evening I want to bring in cooler outside air as efficiently as possible. If ...
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Do I need to install flashing for this replacement window?

I am replacing an old vinyl window. The previous window had a separate storm window on the outside (which I removed). Now there is wood exposed to the elements. I live in Minnesota where it's hot and ...
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Temporary window treatment options? (shades, blinds, curtains)

I have a sitting room-turned-guest room, and with summer going into full bore the room brightens up too early in the day for sound sleep. It has become a problem. The room has several large windows ...
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How to remove stubborn adhesive residue from my windows?

This sounds ridiculous but I was Googling forever to no avail. We have been scrubbing like mad for four years with all purpose cleaner. I’m not sure what kind of product to use to clean or clean off ...
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How messed up are these window installs and do I need to fix them?

I have andersen 400-series windows throughout the house. I'm renovating the attic so the trim and wallboard are off revealing this situation: The window is not attached to the rough opening on the ...
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How to work around bowed king stud for a window frame?

I'm framing for a new window in an existing wall, and the left king stud bows out slightly. How can I fix this? My current plan is to place the new (straight) jack stud against the king stud, and add ...
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Will replacing windows significantly reduce solar heat gain in summer?

A friend of mine is remodeling his 1980s house and was asking advice about keeping it cooler in the summer. The house currently has the original double pane windows, many of which have "popped&...
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Options to replace a non standard size window on a budget

I have been slowly replacing windows in my home. I’m on to one which is a sliding window measuring 56”w x 36”h. The rough opening is 56.75x37.5” and the builder shimmed with 1x4s. I am posting to see ...
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What kind of rivet is this on an Andersen storm door?

I need to move a hinge on an Andersen storm door and noticed that they had rivets - what kind of rivet is this? They say the size is 3/16 X 9/32. Is it a pop rivet or a blind rivet? I don't know ...
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Header size and support for 10 foot window

I'm putting in a large 10 foot window in a sunroom on a non load bearing wall. The entire wall is being replaced. I was planning to put in a header with joist hangers attached to the 2x12s in the ...
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Am I ready to install window framing in load bearing wall?

I'm looking to add a window to an exterior, load-bearing wall. In front of the wall (which rests on the foundation) is another "wall" framed for wood paneling. I need to cut through the ...
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Problems with a 1 1/4 inch rod holding 4 curtain panels

I have curtain 4 panels that cover a large French sliding door. We had to use expansion brackets to extend far enough out to cover shades. The problem is that the anchors he used are not holding well ...
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Wood between my windows is rotting, how do I fix this?

I've attached images. Not sure if I should just paint over it with epoxy or replace it entirely.
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Is there a name for open-top curtains?

I've walked around my neighborhood, and seen curtains that leave around the top 1/4 of the window open, which I really like. It seems to provide the same amount of privacy, but also let in a good ...
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Can I build a mitered aluminum glass frame from glass edge banding?

Can I build a more substantial window frame from ultra thin aluminum edge banding by mitering the corners and installing a super low profile corner key?
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Where can I buy a customized window? [closed]

Recently my basement window was installed in the wrong orientation (vertical window positioned horizontally), a horizontal window (40x33) is needed, and Home Depot didn't have one. Your advice about ...
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How to address the issue of a vertical window that was installed horizontally

I assigned a contractor to install a new window at basement. I bought the window 33x40 and material with the contractor in Home Depot. The contractor cut the wall and installed well. Two days later I ...
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do triple track windows have safety stops

Is there any rubber stop that can be inserted into the triple track latch punch outs below the upper sash to provide a safety stop in case a spring bolt latch breaks off?
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Light entering from sides of blackout curtain

I have installed a blackout curtain in my bedroom. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of light entering from above and below the curtain, as you can see in the picture below. Is there anything I can ...
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Is it possible to cut a larger opening in this window / serving hatch of this pool house?

I'm curious if it is possible to cut a taller opening in this pool house or if that would create structural issues supporting the roof From the inside you can see I would remove the 3 stubby studs ...
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What kind of window is this? And how to open it?

This window sits above our (sort-of) 3/4 glazed french doors onto our balcony. It looks like somehow this rod should turn, allowing the window to fall back into the room but we've had no luck so far....
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What type of curtains do I need to buy?

Our bedroom is pretty bright from the streetlights at night and the sun in the morning. This affects our sleep quality, so I am thinking of buying blackout curtains. I never bought curtains before and ...
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Help recognize / how to remove and reinstall this window

We have a double hung window with a dual-track piece on both sides. The lower sash can no longer stay open as its spring coil on the right has fallen detached. I've watched quite a few YouTube ...
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Awning window not holding open

The track and small block in an awning window was recently cleaned (by accident?), and now no longer stays open under the windows weight. Is this anything to do with a lubricant or grease which should ...
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Caulk/Putty around Interior Timber Frame Window Gaps

I am in the process of painting my timber frame windows and when cleaning and sanding down I have noticed that there is a small gap between the window pane and timber frame on the interior (the stuff ...
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How to fill 5 inch deep gap above and below window on internal wall

I've recently had wallpaper stripped and the guy managed to remove two of the PVC window trims in the process. This has exposed a gap between the top of the window and the wall of about 1.5 inches, ...
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How can I open this locked window?

To be clear, this window is in my house, which I own. However I don't have a key that opens it. Below is another window in my house (exactly the same as this one) which I do have a key for. I've ...
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DIY Solarium / Four Seasons Room - Project Planning Advice

I am located in Columbus, Ohio. I currently rent, but I am planning on buying a house in the next two years, and I want to get started on planning for this project. My wife is a houseplant enthusiast, ...
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What is causing this window to open, but not close?

As you can see in this video, the window opens when I crank it, but won’t close when I go the opposite direction. It acts as though I’m taking out the crank itself. To close it, I have to remove the ...
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Re-using old window blind brackets

I've had a set of Levelor brand window blinds in a house for about 18 years. They are now broken enough that I'm trying to replace them, but remembering how much of a pain it was to install the ...
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What is this connector?

I want to add screens to the wood-framed casement windows in my house, and while examining the existing frames, I found what appear to be connectors for screens (the oblong bit on the right in the ...
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trying to find out the manufacturer NAMI 8297,manufacturers stipulates conformanace,NFRC.NERC 100/200/500. code KTO-1-1.rating NFRC,06-m

Trying to find the name of company who manufactured windows in my home. Only info on windows are: NAMI 8297,manufacturers stipulates conformance. NFRC code-KTO-1-1,06-m, NERC 100/200/500.
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Help with mounting a TV over a window

I would like to mount my television over a window. I identified this mount; Chief OB1U It looks like it will do the trick, except that the opening of my window is approximately 60" high and the max ...
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do triple track window panels have an inner frame

Does a triple track glass storm window, with an aluminum frame, and a metal slide bolt; always have the glass pane glazed into a second, separate, inner aluminum frame? Are there certain brands or ...

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