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Forum topic by Laughran posted 09-29-2018 10:39 AM 726 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2018 10:39 AM

I am going to help my son install vinyl replacement windows that measure 40 X 66 inches and are very heavy.
My question is, can we remove the glass before we install the window frame to lighten them up or do you have to keep the glass in tact when installing? They are double hung windows so removing the glass panes is easy.


-- David

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 11:16 AM

I personally would keep everything intact. (when feasible).
window companies go to a lot of trouble to make sure their windows
are true and tight prior to putting them in the hands of consumers.
get more people – it only takes a few minutes to get it in place.

but, yes. it “can” be done just as you described. depending on how high
they are above ground level where it is not safe while standing on ladders,
saw horses, milk crates, etc.



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#2 posted 09-29-2018 01:33 PM

Absolutely, pop the panels out. put the frame in plumb, level, check squareness, tack in place, then put your windows back in, check your reveals, make any final adjustments and nail it home. Did it just last week with a bunch of second story windows.

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#3 posted 09-30-2018 01:05 AM

I prefer leaving them in. It makes it easier keeping them square.

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#4 posted 09-30-2018 08:42 PM

thanks for the input
I do want to install the windows with the glass left in, but also wanted to know if I could do it with out the glass in case if it was to much of a struggle

-- David

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