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Is it normal for expanding foam insulation to contain air bubbles?

Pat yourself on the back you did a great job. You will be saving money on both heating and cooling for many years to come. It is the trapped air in the bubbles that do the insulating so that is a good ...
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Is it normal for expanding foam insulation to contain air bubbles?

Yes, it looks fine. I wouldn't worry about the little voids. Putting flashing over this would serve no purpose at all, and it might make it harder to install the drywall and window trim.
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DIY New Window or Call a Pro?

This looks like DIYer job to begin with. The first glaring problem is no jack studs holding up the header or sill plate for the window. The sill plate for the window looks piecemeal as do the ...
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Windows too small for frame?

That is typical sizing for "replacement windows" intended to be installed into the old frames. They do look weird compared to normal windows, and can be spotted easily if you are looking for ...
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DIY New Window or Call a Pro?

Windows and doors typically have a king stud & jack stud (trimmer) on each side. The king stud is full height, from the bottom plate to the top plate. The jack stud goes from the bottom plate to ...
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What's involved in mounting double glazed window panes?

If all you need is help mounting pre-built pane units, it comes down to four simple things: A recess into which the panes fit Shims (usually plastic) on which to level and rest the panes Suitable ...
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Need Advice on Installing AC Unit in Antique Wooden Window Frame

If your only objective is to install this air conditioner in a way that is quiet and well insulated, and if you're literally cutting a hole in your wall for it, why do you need a window at all? Why ...
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Can I use multiple 2x4 boards in place of one cripple stud?

This is considered exceptionally poor framing, but if you absolutely have to, it'll probably hold up. (I worked on a cottage once that had been pretty much built entirely with scabbed together shorts. ...
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How do I replace glass in a non-insulated window for my storage building?

Looks like an aluminum framed storm window. Get the sash out and take it to a hardware store or glass company. Or stop and take more pictures of both sides if you want to tackle it yourself. Can't see ...
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Window anatomy, by example

This is either a single- or double-hung window, depending on how many of the sashes are operable. A just looks like the wall framing header. There's often a two-by laid flat along the bottom and ...
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Where can I find ¾" x 2 ⅞" (~actual size) boards for window sill repair? Everything I find is ½" too long or too short!

A little extra work, but basically get the smaller dimension (3/4") off the shelf and cut to the other dimension (2-7/8") with a saw. A portable table saw is probably the easiest way to get ...
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Can I paint the inside frame of this window?

Well, you can paint it. The odds that it will look as good, for as long, as the factory finish are vanishingly small, so you may also live to regret painting it. The prominent screws suggest that the ...
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How to remove or replace old-style (80s-90s) garage door window trim for painting and replacement?

That appears to be a "spline-channel" type of window fitment, where the room to insert the window-pane is created by having no spline in the channel, and then the window is held in place by ...
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Are the rotting windows and window sill salvageable?

The frames for the glass are the least of your worries as they are removable. You could attempt some sort of patchup job with bondo and paint, but it wouldn't remove the problems that caused the rot ...
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Fix a gap between the drywall and the window frame

You can use a non-expanding foam made for windows and doors or you could use some backer rod and an elastomeric caulking like DAP or Big Stretch. A non-expanding foam will do just as it says, fill the ...
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Window flange obstructing J-channel, does it serve a purpose?

Distributor stated that this can be trimmed.
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Can I skip jack studs and install a window directly to the studs if i use Simpson ties to support the header?

One thing to recognize about Simpson (or any other brand) of wood construction connectors is that they've been engineered for certain use cases. If one were builindg a chicken coop, play house, ...
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How to get this bedroom window to lock?

Almost any window latch requires that the sash(es) be fully closed before it'll engage. Clean thoroughly, then use some silicone spray lube to lessen friction in the slide channels. If both sashes are ...
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Where to measure your windows from (for replacement)?

Depends on whether you're redoing the jambs and trim. Many insta-window replacement companies reuse jambs so they don't need to get into casing, extension jambs, and exterior trim at all. It allows ...
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Can I use multiple 2x4 boards in place of one cripple stud?

It's not standard, but it's fine in this case. Here's why I say that. Your shed is small. It won't have massive roof or snow loads. (I've built several and owned them for 25 years in a snowy climate.)...
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Need Advice on Installing AC Unit in Antique Wooden Window Frame

That's not a window frame. That's the upper sash of a single- or double-hung window. Which is a beautiful window system that lends itself nicely to installation of window A/Cs. https://www.youtube....
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How to remove or replace old-style (80s-90s) garage door window trim for painting and replacement?

My thoughts are that attempting to remove the glass may damage the glass and/or rubber molding. Why risk it? It is not a big deal to mask the window with masking tape and then paint the molding. ...
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Fix a gap between the drywall and the window frame

I'd use the backer rod. The normal thing is to seal this gap for air tightness and then trim to hide the gap. Spray foam is expensive for a small job and eventually cracks so it isn't the best product ...
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What's involved in mounting double glazed window panes?

Presumably the outer side of the frames will have the sort of quadrant profile built in. As long as the frames are deep enough, to take both the units and another quadrant glazing bead - (the piece of ...
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What's involved in mounting double glazed window panes?

Compared to most commercially made double glazed you can’t make them and the reason why is the air is purged. And usually a gas that is clean and dry is filled in the void. Why is this important? With ...
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How to do modern interior window trim (extension jamb)?

If the look you want is modern trimless, be careful on how you remove the jamb extensions. It looks like the window jamb may go over the wood jamb extensions. You will not need to add drywall to the ...
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How can I prevent the light leaks on the side of blackout motorized blinds

Your problem is that light bounces. White looking surfaces reflect a broad spectrum of light, and even black looking surfaces can reflect substantial amounts if smooth/shiny. You can see from the ...
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Are these window trim strips purely decorative? If not, how to replace them?

These strips are not for decoration. When the windows are new, they fit into the groove very tight and help to secure the glass after the window caulking/sealer has been applied between the aluminum ...
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Can I use multiple 2x4 boards in place of one cripple stud?

So long as it is a small shed, I don't think your structural integrity will be compromised too much. But coming at it from another angle, it depends on what your sheathing is. If you are sheathing the ...
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What to do with this gap under a bathroom window in a masonry wall?

I would use thin-set to attach the backer board. Then coat at least the top surface and down the vertical wall at least 3 or 4 inches with a waterproofing agent like Redguard or Aqua Defense. That ...
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