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For single-hung windows with a spiral balance system , what is the standard areas one should weather strip?

Which kind of wether striping will depend on you particular situation, like the gap size. Adhesive Tapes one of the most popular types of weatherstripping on the market. Best for use on window jambs, ...
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Heat loss through window vs. holes

I wouldn't know about the maths, but air leakage and drafts in general are definitely your first priority. Air movement and exchange with the outdoors will be the most uncomfortable and most defeating ...
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Shoring up a cracked picture window for winter?

Shatterproof window film ( or security window film or hurricane window film) is a product. Applied to the inside surface, it will hold the glass together even if quite broken.
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Shoring up a cracked picture window for winter?

Years ago, in public buildings in UK, all glass had to be fitted with a sheet of thin acrylic sheet - applied cut to size, with water and a squeegie. It was as H&S obligation, that effectively ...
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Shoring up a cracked picture window for winter?

For primary protection against the wind, a clear acrylic sheet fastened to the outside wall & sealed with decorator's caulk - this is not great outdoors long-term, but might be easier to get off ...
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Shoring up a cracked picture window for winter?

Go to big store that sells clear acrylic panels. They come in 4x8 foot size or smaller. Durable and impact-resistant for prolonged use. 1/8 in. thickness yet stronger than glass. They might cut it to ...
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What causes these cracks on top of window corners?

Those type of cracks are the result of normal expansion and contraction. Often they manifest as the weather gets colder. The normal solution is caulking with a flexible and paintable latex caulk and ...
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Crumbly linseed oil putty

In theory, linseed oil based putty should have worked well. Something clearly went wrong, which might have been the product itself (too much time on the shelf or temperature cycling before you bought ...
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How should I frame in a large window opening to install a smaller window?

I am assuming that there is a header built into this framed wall that spans the original 'too large' opening. As long as you have no header issues, I would go with figure 2. The reasoning is that, ...
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How should I replace this rotten window header?

I actually do agree with Ed here that a header in a weight bearing wall such as this is a good idea....but I do understand your desire to maintain the current window height (you're probably wanting to ...
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Can I replace a window in a garage gable wall without adding a modern header?

Can't answer properly with knowing span you wish to creat. Wind loads need to be considered also if intended span is large. Gable trusses are designed with compression of vertical truss members as an ...
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Bedroom window opening into garage

I would start with why do you care about the code? This really only matters if you are going to rent the house out or are planning a remodel. I promise that there are millions of homes with window ...
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Bedroom window opening into garage

You have multiple problems with the window in the bedroom. Besides the esthetic issues it is a source of carbon monoxide from the garage. You may be able to get a sliding window in that bedroom wall, ...
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How to fix roller shade that pulled out of top window frame

Those anchors should work for you. Remove the old anchors so you just have the small hole in the drywall. Since you're using 1-1/4" screws, stick a small screwdriver into the holes and make sure ...
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Should I caulk this window trim separating from the window

Caulking wont work here. Presume you are actually talking about the gap between the framing and the window (the bigger one). Not about the gap between the windows and the rubber seal. If yes, loosen ...
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Should I caulk this window trim separating from the window

Those are PVC window frames and the frames, glide tracks, are separating from the trim or were never installed pressed up tightly against the trim. If this is a cosmetic problem, you can put a small ...
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