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Sam Ingo

07:08PM | 01/03/99
Bvwindows

Is there any easy replacement for steel casement windows in block walls, with newer engery efficent windows, these are plastered inside and outside?

Jace Ewing

09:16AM | 01/10/99
Sam, I looking for the same thing. I've got these old nine single pain casements even with storms. I still feel a breeze even when calked closed. I have that old ceramic tile construction in mt place the window where just mortered in from the outside. They pop right out with a chisle. I'm mmeting with some window reps this week to see if there's a better (cleaner) installation than morter. Seem that you get a lot of heat or cold transfer using this method. I'll let you know.

Jace Ewing

06:07AM | 01/11/99
Ok. here's what I got from the Andersen Rep.

To secure a casement window in a masonry opening, remove the sash stops fron the new window and pre drill through the side jambs for fasteners. Dry install the window, square it up, and mark the masory to align with the predrilled holes in you window with a thin pencil. Remove the window, use a masonry bit to drill hole to accomedate either expansion sleevs or those new Blue Masonry Screws ( they are pretty slick). Pop the new window in slightly tighten the screws, check squareness again, tighten up the screws and caulk the gaps. Hope this helps.

Jace Ewing

06:16AM | 01/11/99
Ok. here's what I got from the Andersen Rep.

To secure a casement window in a masonry opening, remove the sash stops fron the new window and pre drill through the side jambs for fasteners. Dry install the window, square it up, and mark the masory to align with the predrilled holes in you window with a thin pencil. Remove the window, use a masonry bit to drill hole to accomedate either expansion sleevs or those new Blue Masonry Screws ( they are pretty slick). Pop the new window in slightly tighten the screws, check squareness again, tighten up the screws and caulk the gaps. Hope this helps.

Jace Ewing

06:17AM | 01/11/99
Ok. here's what I got from the Andersen Rep.

To secure a casement window in a masonry opening, remove the sash stops fron the new window and pre drill through the side jambs for fasteners. Dry install the window, square it up, and mark the masory to align with the predrilled holes in you window with a thin pencil. Remove the window, use a masonry bit to drill hole to accomedate either expansion sleevs or those new Blue Masonry Screws ( they are pretty slick). Pop the new window in slightly tighten the screws, check squareness again, tighten up the screws and caulk the gaps. Hope this helps.

Jace Ewing

07:29AM | 01/11/99
Ok. here's what I got from the Andersen Rep.

To secure a casement window in a masonry opening, remove the sash stops fron the new window and pre drill through the side jambs for fasteners. Dry install the window, square it up, and mark the masory to align with the predrilled holes in you window with a thin pencil. Remove the window, use a masonry bit to drill hole to accomedate either expansion sleevs or those new Blue Masonry Screws ( they are pretty slick). Pop the new window in slightly tighten the screws, check squareness again, tighten up the screws and caulk the gaps. Hope this helps.

Jace Ewing

07:33AM | 01/11/99
Ok. here's what I got from the Andersen Rep.

To secure a casement window in a masonry opening, remove the sash stops fron the new window and pre drill through the side jambs for fasteners. Dry install the window, square it up, and mark the masory to align with the predrilled holes in you window with a thin pencil. Remove the window, use a masonry bit to drill hole to accomedate either expansion sleevs or those new Blue Masonry Screws ( they are pretty slick). Pop the new window in slightly tighten the screws, check squareness again, tighten up the screws and caulk the gaps. Hope this helps.

Jace Ewing

07:33AM | 01/11/99
Ok. here's what I got from the Andersen Rep.

To secure a casement window in a masonry opening, remove the sash stops fron the new window and pre drill through the side jambs for fasteners. Dry install the window, square it up, and mark the masory to align with the predrilled holes in you window with a thin pencil. Remove the window, use a masonry bit to drill hole to accomedate either expansion sleevs or those new Blue Masonry Screws ( they are pretty slick). Pop the new window in slightly tighten the screws, check squareness again, tighten up the screws and caulk the gaps. Hope this helps.

BV002467

12:11PM | 11/02/13
I notice that some people recommend use of masonry straps to affix first to the outer edge of the window and then to the studs alongside the bucks that line the hole in the wall. I also notice that egress area has increased over the years but if within 44 in of ground it is only 5 SF aot 5.7. I wonder if windows can be nested within an 'egress frame' where the latter is hinged out only in an emergency but the 'wicket' type window is regularly used without putting a huge load on the hinges. Not all casement windows come with egress hardware, and some 'lites' (panes) are heavy.
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