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Flush joints are both challenging to achieve perfectly, especially where several come together, and are generally ugly. A seam in a flat surface looks odd, as though something was added on due to poor planning. It's that simple.


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Codes differ between areas and across time. The International Residential Code requires SOME form of venting, either a fan exhausting to the outside with at least 50CFM or a window with at least 1-1/2 sq. ft. of opening area. Whether or not your locality adopted those standards at the time your condo was built is not something we can help with. But code or ...


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There are really two options: Remove the bricks in the area of the new windows and re-set them (after cutting those that need to be cut) back in the right format to give you the needed window opening. Using a masonry saw (these are easily rentable) cut out a new rough opening for your new windows, set the windows, and then trim around them. I'd probably do ...


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This gets into an interesting discussion as to when something has to be "brought up to code". This might be worth its own question/thread, but I'll put it out here anyway. In many areas (your mileage may vary), your local jurisdiction/inspector may require that as part of a major remodel of a bathroom or kitchen for example, that the bathroom/...


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I just searched for a kit and it looks like the one you have picture is by Velux, and it illustrates it on the same roof you plan to use. Perhaps that is the way to go. It may tell you this in the instructions for the flashing install, but on the piece below the skylight, I would flatten out the standing ribs just a bit to help ease the membrane over the top ...


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