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How do I keep a broken window closed while waiting for a replacement to arrive?

If you really don’t want to force it, just put an oversized piece of plywood (1/2” or so) over the entire opening. *Don’t do this if the window is a legally required egress route. If you’re concerned ...
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How do I keep a broken window closed while waiting for a replacement to arrive?

If the window is sliding down on its own, then it will slide back up. It's probably loose in the frame, so you'll have to wiggle it side to side a bit to find the proper angle to get it to move. The ...
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Can putting tracing paper on window create enough privacy?

It's roughly the same effect as frosted glass. The more your lights are between you and the window, the less you'll put on a shadow-play. Also the less your lights that are beyond you casting shadows ...
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Alternative for the spray-solution for installation of windows privacy film

I have installed that exact same product on many windows in this house and my previous homes. I always just used water with a little bit of dish soap in it. The cleanliness of the glass before you ...
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How to seal this type of window for portable air conditioner?

A sheet of plywood. Most better lumber yards will sell you a cut piece to your specified dimensions that will sit inside the notch on the inside. You can then cut the openings exactly as you need ...
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How to seal this type of window for portable air conditioner?

Ignore the window. Seal a flat sheet of something to the window frame on the room side, with a 6" hole in it for your duct. Something - Plexiglass or other clear plastic sheet if you want the ...
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How do I keep a broken window closed while waiting for a replacement to arrive?

I'm assuming the entire existing sash is to be sacrificed and that the new windows come with replacements. If not just do this more carefully:). After comments & now I'm back at my desk... If you'...
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Can I set a portable AC unit back in a dormer window?

I've had a similar problem: the window was too tiny to fit a window AC unit. The problem with portable AC units is they have only one pipe to the outside. A normal window AC unit has one airflow ...
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How do I keep a broken window closed while waiting for a replacement to arrive?

leave the top sash at the bottom and move the bottom sash up. If it doesn't go all the way up fill any space at the top with one or two 2x4's cut to size. Hold the sash in place with a screw if need ...
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What is the name of this type of clip that holds a window screen to a window frame?

I've never seen them in that bad condition, but a general Do A Google Search (i.e. not blue box or orange box) on screen clip replacement seems to bring up likely looking options. Adding your window ...
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