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Yes, but I'd add a few things... Firstly, I've done what you're doing many times. It will work just fine. A framed structure is a system, and there's a lot more supporting those joists than you might think. Mentally step through everything that they're connected to and you'll realize that you can almost take the studs out without doing anything else, even ...


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There are a lot of problems with that install. But I do know that you do NOT want to nail the window frame to the rough opening on the sides. The flanges that are nailed to the sheathing provide all of the support. Usually there are shims underneath the window at the bottom to 1) bring the window up to the right height in the opening and 2) ensure that ...


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Disclaimer: I am NOT a structural engineer, nor even one of the "framing experts" mentioned in a comment on the OP. This is my "common sense" recommendation based on what I would do if this were my house and I didn't want to die during the process and/or cause long term damage to the floor above. I am the "official" random guy ...


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Previously I had a home with no A/C, it was in a forested area so not too bad. But to cool overnight, I put 2 box fans in the living room (great room) windows, both BLOWING OUT. I also blocked off parts that the fans didn't cover in the two windows. Then in other rooms opened windows which allowed cooler night time air to enter the room. I wouldn't use the ...


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Moving air tends to feel cooler than still air. If you can put up with the noise, the box fan trick works quite well. In my experience, air movement in the home depends on air movement outdoors; if it's a still evening, even with lots of windows open, you won't get much air. On the flip side, even a small breeze can help. If you have lots of money and live ...


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What you have there is not too bad at all. It will, if left alone and nail the jack stud tight to it, will only mean a larger rough opening, maybe a 1/4-3/8" at the worst place it occurs??? Not a biggie. Yes you can shim it straight if you choose to, make sure it is well nailed, 2 nails at either end, the bottom preferably toe nailed into the bottom ...


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The purpose of the flashing it to direct any water that manages to get behind the trim back to the outside surface of the house instead of letting it continue to worm its way inside where it can start to rot the framing. The pieces of wood you've identified don't have direct paths to behind the siding, so they don't need to be flashed. Keep in mind that the ...


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Put the jack stud up against the king stud. Nail it home. When you install the window, use shims make sure the frame is vertical and square. You may need an extra shim at the widest point of the bow.


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There are a lot of different styles of blackout curtains or panels that would do the job for you. The problem is your requirement not to attach anything to the walls. Blackout panels are lightweight, come in different colors and can be held over a window with velcro strips or magnets. The other temporary option is to buy blackout fabric which any fabric ...


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If fashion and sophistication aren't high priorities - in other words, if you're primarily interested in function and controlling the cost - dark-colored flat bed sheets are something to consider. The existing cellular shades probably have some kind of metal box at the top of the window to contain their operating mechanism. If that box happens to be steel ...


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Four years ? Your arm must be very tired and muscular. How did you find time to google forever? Try DuckDuckGo. You need a razor window/glass scraper. Use the scraper and some denatured alcohol, apply a little denatured alcohol before hand to soften it up then scrape it and wipe with the denatured alcohol, Repeat. You may need to CAREFULLY clean the blade ...


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Get roller blinds with appropriate fabric, here it is called finescreen. Lets light through but blocks the sun/heat. That will definitely cover the rectangular portion of the window. For the triangle part at the top talk to blinds specialist, they might have a solution plus measure and quote are free (where I live). At least get a blind where it fits and ...


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Different types of solar coatings (and where they are installed on the glass panes) can make a significant difference in the amount of solar gain. There are various types of solar coatings and each serves a separate purpose. However, they all allow vision out the glass. You indicate some of the double pane windows have failed. I’d take this opportunity to ...


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I call them "drive rivets", as you simply slip them into the hole and drive the pin in. They're readily available at well-stocked hardware stores. Andersen uses 1/8" and 3/16" sizes, if I recall correctly. For your application you could also simply use corrosion-resistant sheet metal screws, or, as Jimmy Fix-it suggests, pop rivets.


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A header of that size should be double 2x10, or at least 2x8. Sag is a concern (you don't want your windows to bind), but lateral stability is also. Walls like that tend to flex a lot in the wind and when doors are closed, creating pressure bursts. You don't want the thing bouncing and rattling the windows. You can see the flex in a 10' 2x6 just by leaning ...


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No sure who "he" is, but it sounds like "he" didn't use proper wall anchors when mounting the brackets to the wall. Any time something is mounted to a wall, the screws or nails should go into the framing studs behind the wall surface (drywall/sheetrock in your case). If the location of a mount point cannot be made to line up with a stud, ...


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Are you using hollow wall anchors? That's what you need. There are various types to support different weights. With draperies that are constantly being tugged and pulled you might want to use an anchor that expands out on the interior of the drywall. Below are some examples of different types of hollow wall anchors. You can find more on-line or in your local ...


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ALL FOUR REQUIREMENTS HAVE TO BE MET OR YOU DO NOT TEMPER. If the window is a double hung then the 9 sq ft rule only applies to the bottom sash. Even if the bottom sash is larger than 9 sq ft then ONLY the bottom sash needs to be tempered. You also have the option of installing an oriel single hung so that the bottom sash is smaller than the top sash and ...


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The top opening of the window was designed to let heat out of the structure it's installed in, while the bottom half was designed to let in cooler air because heat while cooler air tend to stay at the bottom during warmer periods of the year. If you any windows installed the upper portions of a structure, and want to cool it down a bit. Open the upper window ...


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