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infoplease

06:14PM | 08/07/07
Member Since: 08/06/07
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Bvwindows
Does anyone know of a window manufacturer that sells 82" wide by 96" high operable double-hung windows? I am trying to replace historical windows. Any incite would be appreciated.

Thanks

mattburr

10:41AM | 08/11/07
Member Since: 03/20/06
33 lifetime posts
i'm sure there is a manufacturer out there who makes a 8' window but the manufacturer we sell don't but an option is to take the tallest size window that they do make and then add a transom over the top of it. say the manufacture makes a 7' window than you could add a 1' transom over the top. also i don't know of any manufacturer who makes a 82" single window are you sure you don't mean 2 windows that may be mulled together that is more likely.

THANKS,

MATTHEW BURR

BUYER - WINDOWS AND DOORS

VILLAGE HOME CENTER / dba COOPER BUILDING MATERIALS

4650 HIGHWAY 7 NORTH

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR 71909

EMAIL: MBURR@CBMCCI.COM

MistressEll

11:38AM | 08/11/07
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
Now, if as suggested by a previous poster, you mean two mulled double hung windows, by special order it *might* be possible.

There would likely be some architectual/engineering sign-offs required, and it would likely have to be designed to be that the upper sash was FIXED in place. Safety glass or tempered would also be required, by numerous life, building, safety, fire, etc. codes. Elevation, sheer, huricane and/or seismic ratings/restrictions may also apply.

Keep in mind that a two-sash window is not called double-hung if the sashes (operable or not) are not equal in size - usually such older windows are not always equal in sash dimmensions (larger on top, larger on bottom, etc.) please specify if this is the case.

Also depending on where such window is located, the glazing might be required to be "fire-heat shatter proof" or similar (for example a NYC apartment fire-escape window, or one located in close proximity to a narrow alley, etc.).

Do you really need a complete window or a replacement sash, replacement window (full-frame or insert) or a new construction type window?

Sometimes an alternative is to use a pivot window for loft/converted comercial/industrial spaces.

This is not the type of thing you'll find cost-effectively via your big-box stores.

The type of structure/support required for such a large operable window would be enormous and likely require significant beefing up to meet current code requirements also (you lose any grandfathering in as you seek to replace the existing). For such a large opening you might even require cabling or strapping or cantilliever support for the weight of the window frame, the window itself and the stresses of operation in addition to variable stresses to the overall wall - read: screws/nails alone wouldn't make it.

Your first best consult might be with a certified (qualifed to produce stamped plans) architect or structural engineer, the later being your best resource, including specifics as to forces, stresses, support, sheer, load, etc. calculations which will be required to begin to specify a safe/legal replacement window.

lucretius

08:51AM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 08/11/07
3 lifetime posts
Sounds to me like your going to need a joinery shop for this.

I've come up against this before and paid through the nose by placing an order at a builders merchant only then to for it to be passed onto a joiner to make.

Depending where you are in the world there are some very good ones located in the UK
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