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post #21 of 25 Old 07-24-2019, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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So two more questions regarding the window install.


The amount of room above the top of the window is percisly the same size as the header piece. I know the header is used for when the top area is much larger then need be. So i was wondering if i should just fill that with insulation and stick it in, so i should i leave that piece out?




(header/top piece)





Fits in snugly.
(the boards are there on the front just to be able to push the window flush with the front so the stop block could be put in the back side.)






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second question was about screwing the window into the studs. I have the window screwed in on the sides where the manufacture screw holes are. But i was wondering if its supposed to screwed in on the bottom as well. I noticed an odd oval shaped wide whole under the window track. And the window hardware package still has 8 screws left, 4 hole caps (8 used on the sides where the other screws go in, to cover them up) And four more little circle that im really not sure what they are for.


The front part has the sliding window and its track taken out. You can see the oval shape hole on the right. There is one on the left as well. And im guessing probably under the back track as well.



That was the hardware left over. Im not used to companies making products and giving extra hardware pieces. Which had me wondering i they where meant to be used on the bottom. - The four circle piece on the bottom arr the plugs to go over the screw holes on the side of the window to cover it up and look nice. The four above that are different, and i have no idea what they are for. I dont see anywhere they would go.

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post #22 of 25 Old 07-25-2019, 07:08 AM
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you can fill the header with insulation and use it. i don't if i don't have to, because it adds more thickness at the top and i can't get a perfectly tight fit with the extension jambs then. but use it if your extension jamb isn't thick enough to fill the gap.

four screws are used though the sides (one high one low on each side) to hold the window in, AND to help square the window frame. after loosely installing them, i keep opening and closing the window, watching for the gap and tighten the screws accordingly so the gap is even as the window closes. do not tighten them so they deform the vinyl.

don't know why you got so many plugs, i leave them off. i think you got enough hardware for 2 windows!

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Hopefully this is the last bit for the window.






The window is actually straight and level. It was just my holding the camera that was at an angle.

The bit underneath the window is wood. I just used a scrap piece of dry wall and compound to cover it up. Since the cut out was a tad larger then it needed to be.


My question is regarding the trim. Normally with doors and window i see a nail going in on the outside of the trim into the wood and the inside of the trim into the window caseing. But this is just a thin cheap interior window. I dont think nailing into that would do any good. So should i just do one nail on the outside of the trim into the wood and leave it like that? Or do that and add some caulk between the inside of the trim and the window? - I dont need it to be pretty, just to work. (an odd thing to say about trim.)


And the second question, what type/size of nails should i use for this? I wasnt actually planning on window trim during planning this out at the start so i never looked into it. I do have 16D 3.5" and 8D 2.5" finishing nails for the door i bought at the start. (granted i recently returned the door and got a different one, but hopefully they will still work well for that). But im not sure if they are to long for window or not.
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post #24 of 25 Old 08-13-2019, 07:06 AM
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exactly right, do not nail into vinyl windows, just the adjacent studs or extension jamb (if there is one). the nails?? typically finish nails are used, 6d or 8d if it is a heavy/large trim. length dependent on what they need to be to engage well. remember that the nail is going through the trim, 1/2" of drywall, then the stud.

you can caulk the line where the trim meets the window for a better airtight seal, but for indoor use, it may not be needed.

looks great by the way!
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exactly right, do not nail into vinyl windows, just the adjacent studs or extension jamb (if there is one). the nails?? typically finish nails are used, 6d or 8d if it is a heavy/large trim. length dependent on what they need to be to engage well. remember that the nail is going through the trim, 1/2" of drywall, then the stud.

you can caulk the line where the trim meets the window for a better airtight seal, but for indoor use, it may not be needed.

looks great by the way!



https://www.lowes.com/pd/EverTrue-2-...ing/1000442731


Thats the trim. 11/16" at the thicker end. So just 1/16 short of 3/4". 3/4" + 1/2 drwall = 1.25" My 8D finishing nails are 2.5" So half of it would go into the wood. My 16D nails are 3.5" if something larger were needed, but im guessing not.
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