How To Install A Replacement Window - This Old House




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Lukethplumber: I freaking hate replacement windows original is always best

LaMonte Douglass: This doesn't tell you how to install a vinyl replacement window. He went through the motions, which if you've done this before makes sense. But what about the novice.

Henry John's Awesome YT Channel: Nice job Tommy..as usual...a perfectionist at everything you do...you and Norm...

Thecrazeecow: The foam looks like whipped cream

Zickcermacity: Of all sources: This Old House neglects to mention this step: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IelGZI2C_LE when installing replacement windows!

Pete Kuhns: EXACTLY what I need to do in my 1870 house when the windows arrive. Big thank you...

Ducky MoMo: You dont need windows, what you REALLY need is a MAC :D

Ed Hughes: Pella and Lowes prefer to use flashing tape at the window sill and wood blocks flashed tapped in-place if the opening is not level. Weep holes drilled at bottom sill adapter. IMO remove upper lower sash and gently place window frame in place then install the sashes. If your freaked out about a window frame with no sashes tape in wood spacers at sash attach points. This trick makes it so easy girls and kids can do the job and for guys it makes you feel like superman. Try it you'll like it.

WindowReplacementAgencyWisconsin: Nice video.

slapshot68: I Wish building a whole house took as long as installing a window

Rick A: TOH = Fail. In a couple of years after that install, the water will enter the "weep holes," and rot out the sill and adjacent jams. Weep holes in all these new windows always clog.

Better idea, replace with tempered privacy glass sashes made of Mahognay. (rot and termite resistant).

Nicolas Sarno: these gentlemen didn't even perform a proper install. all that chipped paint and those heavy window weights contain lead. EPA should be all over this. that is not only a poor install, yet extremely cheap. they didn't seal off the room or even lay down plastic to contain the lead. it is considered poisonous to small children and animals. not only can it effect ones health but will effect the ability of that young one contaminated by the lead with possible learning disabilities. insulating the space between the studs and main frame to the existing window is the only credit I give these guys. that caulk
will also break for water and other elements to find its way to the inside. making some of us look like superstars and they are afraid of a ladder too I'm guessing. hahaha this is disgusting.

Mike Jones: and yall are the reason I've got so much work. I appreciate it

Mike Jones: dude even the best foam which is made by hilti says low expansion... guess what it still expands... the point of filling the gap around the frame is to regulate the temperature and reduce air infiltration. the stops you tack up should be back caulked and then caulked all the way around where it meets the opening. then your metal should be dog eared and back caulked as well as where it meets the window as well as the outer return

Mike Jones: foam does not insulate and it expands and bows windows out of square.

Maria Strela Natalia Sulaiman: Thanks for sharing. Both the blog and videos are always very informative and useful.

v smith: I like making girls queefe.

Porsche924Tim: One more thing... when ordering replacement windows definitely go for the "Low-E" type glass.  We replaced our regular "double-pane" with the Low-E and IMMEDIATELY noticed a difference how infrequently the A/C kicked on and how long it ran.  Windows are new so I don't have a dollar comparison... waiting to see our first electric bill though.

Porsche924Tim: I just replaced 19 windows in my house myself.  A few comments:
- Use a spray foam made for windows.  It does not expand as much, It is not critical on top or bottom but it is on the side gaps.  Putting it on the sides can make the windows too tight to the frame.
- Check the window sill for level before you fasten with screws.
- Finishing off the outside of the window could take as much time as window installation... especially if they are on a second story.  I found that spraying the window foam from the outside to seal around the window was more effective.

MRrwmac: Tom could you please do a video on replacing an entrance door that has the side window as part of the door? The threshold is the weird part since it's all one piece!
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