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What is the function of this dado-like groove on the inside-face of this strip of wood on the window

I can't get my head around where the channel was in the installation, but common purposes for such channels are: Engagement of accessory extension jambs, used to extend for brickwork, for example. ...
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Can I set a portable AC unit back in a dormer window?

I've seen many AC units with outside support brackets, but I've seen many more without them. Since your window sounds like a replacement window where the tracks encroach on the opening instead of ...
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How to increase vinyl window jamb depth on exterior 2x4 wall

It is probably possible to get the depth you need in a 2x4-based wall by building deeper window frames. Whether or not that will look good is up to you. Without decoration it will look like an ...
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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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Can I set a portable AC unit back in a dormer window?

trim (or adjust) the legs so that they reach your roof, if you roof is some fragile material (most are). trim them further and put a horizontal stick of pressure treated timber at the bottom to ...
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Did my contractor install these windows correctly?

There is good and bad news. The bad news is that your installation was done improperly. At the very least flashing tape should have been used. Additionally, I do not see any weep holes or other means ...
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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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How to seal this type of window for portable air conditioner?

Based on other answers here, I managed to find a company manufacturing the required covers: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132726549898?var=432075788374 "quentin_bc" is the seller name on eBay ...
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