|Besides being single glazed, some of the panes were cracked.|
Behind the trims are uninsulated spaces for window weights.
With most of our seasonal chores behind us, plus a few extra days off for Thanksgiving, Dan was able to make some progress on this very project. Needless to say, there were challenges.
The first challenge was finding the proper size replacement windows. I suppose we could have custom ordered them, but we can get more for our money by buying them at an area surplus building supply. Because it's surplus, inventory is sporadic and unpredictable. We felt fortunate to get three brand new energy star rated windows for a total of $50.
|The biggest problem with buying surplus is that you|
have to take what they have, not get what you want.
The first step was to remove one of the old windows. Unfortunately, the new windows are not the same size as the old.
|The dining room walls are cement board, so cutting|
means a lot of dust. Why did he cut them? Read on.
We were able to pick up a couple of thermal entryway side light windows for just 15 bucks each. Their height was just half an inch difference from the lower side of the the arch windows. Challenge #3 was how to pull it all together.
|Now what? Fortunately, Dan always figures that out!|
A whole lot of thinking and calculating went on after that. We ran out of time before we finished, so I will have to live with a boarded-up window for awhile. Hopefully our mild weather will last until the project is done.
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