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budoftucson
best way to replace a window that is set in block wall

I have an aluminum window i want to replace in a sump block wall. It is set in the block groves. How would i get the new window to set in the groves. Do i have to cut the aluminum flange off and then try to fasten it into block wall area. Sure could use a good idea. Thanks

Mastercarpentry
Re: best way to replace a window that is set in block wall

Just curious, but why are you replacing it? Have you considered rehabbing it so that you don't have to deal with the set-in-block frame?

I've done what you speak of but my replacements were set in a new treated wood frame I installed after getting the old window out. This was due to the economy angle alone where originality or perfect appearance wasn't a consideration.

Phil

DavidMartinez
Re: best way to replace a window that is set in block wall

In my experience replacing the entire system is far better than the other one. We replaced one in our basement bedroom by removing the frame, flange and window. Then simply caulked the new one in place. It's last 29 years since it was done without any problems.

You can make use of the below given link for further reference:
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20046338,00.html

Also this one if you plan to select an installer:
http://www.clerawindows.com/blog/make-sure-your-installer-is-f-i-t-trained-and-why-it-matters/

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