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funnyfarm77
Steel Frame Window Jambs for Stone Home
funnyfarm77

We are in the midst of a kitchen renovation on our 16th c. farmhouse. We have purchased salvaged steel frame windows that are being refurbished. We have been unable to find information about how to build new jambs in the new (stone) window openings. Our first and most important question is how much of a margin should be left in the openings to accommodate the jamb for fastening the windows to the house? Does anyone know of a place or resource for installing steel frame windows?
Thank you for any advice you can offer.

Clarence
Re: Steel Frame Window Jambs for Stone Home
Clarence

I looked in my Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation
From the 1932 - 1951 John Belle , FAIA
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Page # 164 gives detail for installation in block , page 165 for Solid Brick.
Check with the local Historical Society.
Also check on the following
The School of the Building Arts.
U S Deptment of the Interior National Park Service Prservation Assistance Division.
The Preservation Institue, Historic Windsor, Inc P O Box 1777, Windsor, VT. 05089. www.HistoricWindsor.com
Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place Edinburgh EH91SH. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
One of the above will have everything you will need.

dj1
Re: Steel Frame Window Jambs for Stone Home
dj1

Acceptable gap between a window frame and the rough opening in wood framing is 1/4" on the sides and top.

In your case, it will take some creative customizing to fit a new window in, inside the house and outside the house. Fortunately there are many trims to choose from to hide everything.

Send pics, before and after.

Antojose01
Re: Steel Frame Window Jambs for Stone Home
Antojose01

I don't like steel frame window. I like wooden frame windows

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