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Aviation Tin Snips are also an option, however being manually powered they're a lot of effort. If you're right-handed then you probably want the red-coloured ones, because they turn to the left as you cut. Left-handed users would want the green-handled ones in this instance. Downsides are that you need a fairly large entrance hole, and like in @harper's ...


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If the only tool you have is a jigsaw, then make a radius guide. You'll need a fine-tooth metal cutting blade, and maybe several. A sabre-saw is not suitable for this approach. Start by drilling a center hole in the van, and carefully measure inside and out to make sure you're clearing any framing members or reinforcements. Presumably you've removed any ...


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The van metal is VERY thin - its strength comes from being stamped in a curve, not thickness. The #1 problem will be distorting the outside of the circle and creating yourself either ugliness or a need to do body work and paint. Almost any power tool will tend to do that, as will many hand tools. With that in mind, I would tend to go old-school. First, as ...


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Cutting curves in sheetmetal is a good job for a pneumatic nibbler. They can cut strait lines or curves with any radius and can be a little cleaner than a jigsaw because they support both sides of the material while punching out little bites. If you don't have a decent air compressor, then they also have electric versions and even drill attachments that do ...


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Yes, that should have been flashed first. Definitely call him back. Hope you didn't pay him the final. EDIT: flashing is usually thin formed aluminum sheet metal used to divert water flow. One would want to divert water away from the framing and over the siding.


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The codes can be checked against NAMI's insulated window manufacturer directory, which is searchable on the organization's website. National Accreditation and Management Institute (NAMI) On their webpage under Q&A tab: Looking for a Code The certification label or mark bears a code that allows traceability of the product. If you cannot find the code on ...


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I would wonder why the original builder built it that way. Perhaps there is something under the platform that could not be moved: foundation, load-bearing element, etc. If there is nothing there and an engineer says the stairs can be moved, that might be a good solution. However, if moving the stairs becomes not an option due to what is under the platform, I ...


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Is this level of quality control typical from Pella? I've installed 5 Pella 250 windows in my home between 2018 and 2021. 2018 2021 Your experience seems consistent with mine. I never read the sales brochure so I guess my expectation wasn't inflated and the seam is just like countless other vinyl windows I've seen.


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SmoothSeam corner available on Pella 350 Series products only. Page 5 of the Pella Window & Door Guide (PDF) There you have it. You didn't buy what you thought you bought. Bummer. Regarding the photo of the brochure that was added later, it may be a faulty early version of this one, which lacks the reference to the 250 series window shown in the image ...


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It's called a window sash and it is the part of the window that holds the glass and the framework around the glass in place. You can replace it with a piece of durable wood of the same shape (rectangle) or a quarter round. Remove it very carefully, as you risk cracking the glass. Alternatively, to avoid removing the existing sash and risk cracking the pane, ...


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Thank you for your replies. I was able to solve this by cutting a small notch (the size of the pin) in the sill. That allowed the pin to clear the track.


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In all honesty, I would look in to new windows if you can, that's not going to be something easy to set up.


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Frost-King and other brands sell kits for covering your windows in plastic. Basically they consist of a roll of double-sided tape, and some plastic sheeting that has some slight heat-shrink properties. You install them by finding a perimeter beyond the window proper, applying tape to the perimeter, then sticking the plastic to the tape. Once installed, you ...


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