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by kurt333
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks, I wonder why, I guess big stores mostly stock and sell steel doors. I went and checked doors that are more custom and bit more expensive, they build the frames in store, and order the doors, almost all fiberglass doors they sell, he said there only 20 bucks more or so than the steel ones, th...
by kurt333
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey do you have a preference for door brands?
What do you think of masonite doors? vs.
Jeldwen doors? Same thing?
Have you put in many fiberglass ones?
by kurt333
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yea then it sounds like I dont need to seal the j trims, because I sealed my windows to the tar paper, and flashed it all with tar paper around windows and door. But yea there is high rain fall here.
by kurt333
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Im not sure what you mean you seal all windows and openings?
Do you mean I dont have to seal the j trim to the window? Is there any point in doing so? Does it keep water from getting in there or past anthing?
I just noticed it was done on all my windows installed.
by kurt333
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok thanks. The galvanized roofing nails are working awesome for mounting the trim and foam board. When I need to pull them out to fix something, I just use a pc of plywood and nail puller on a sharp angle and doesnt damage the foam to much... Dont even really need that washer behind the nail for ins...
by kurt333
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks man. Yea I know, not much room under there, leave some room for water run off if I do seal it under the sill from outside. And seal it good from inside. Spray foam if I can, Yea I know low expanding, Im all over it. I need to go buy some sealant to install the door too, i may just use some of...
by kurt333
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. Just need to decide if to go fiberglass door or steel. I may go for good old steely as its strong and may have same insulation r rating etc. I guess it just transfers the cold and heat more, steel door can warp, and rust. Fiberglass wont warp or rust. They say the R value is a bit more with ...
by kurt333
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

So yea I need a new door, I tried installing my old one, and theres just to much wrong with it. So its either fiberglass door, or the jeldwen steel door, both look really good, both are 2x6 framed. Or I can get a 2x6 framed door from HD at the next town over, its less money and a masonite. I actuall...
by kurt333
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Fiberglass doors would have the same or better R value as steel? Or the same R value. Hey if I was to put a storm door on, would I have to get the same size as door put in? So I would use wood screws to mount the door jamb frame into the rough opening? I see some guys use nails in a nail gun, I dont...
by kurt333
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

No I have more options, but they are more money. HH is home hardware, that the the guys your buying from by the looks of it, by the looks of your wrap and some paint. They are good too, but more pricey on other stuff, like lumber, here anyways. And HD is home depot, looks like they stock mostly 2x4 ...
by kurt333
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

So hh has fiberglass door for 350 with no brick mold, alliance brand, and they have steel jelwen for 330 with brick mold, both nice looking doors. Have to stain the fiber glass one with gel stain. Is the fiberglass door insulated better? Both are 2x6 frame. The clowns at hd have mainly 2x4 frame doo...
by kurt333
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks, steel it is.
Hey just curious, what should the gap be under the exterior door? between thresh hold and bottom of door? 1/2 for the door sweep to work adjust properly?
I know if I buy new it will have all this and wont have to adjust.
by kurt333
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

So if I use a 2x4 framed door, with my fured out wall to 2x6, then it will not open more than 90 degrees? It will hit the trim that I will have to make up to fill in the gaps or missing jamb part around the door?
by kurt333
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok thanks, 32 it is. I found a used one, but its a ways away, and has pet cut out in it, scuffed up but two years old. Maybe I should go for it and buy new steel door. Be done with it. Im into it now, got it all apart, boards over my door way.. Is there any benefit to fiberglass doors? My door in sw...
by kurt333
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I might need a new front door, I think I will stick to 32x80. Mine is kind of micky moused up, cheesy, the thresh hold is separate from the door jamb, someone put it in separate. Im thinking it may cause me more problems, as the gap is pretty big from thresh hold to the jamb, if water gets by there,...
by kurt333
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok thanks. I will fix it with nails, while I have the chance. I guess you do end up with even more nails on the fin when done anyways because you are attaching trim too... Hey I am re framing my door way for 32x80 or 34x80 door for later if need be. So should I rough in for 32x80 door, be 34x83? Or ...
by kurt333
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok thanks. The taper in the screws would not go in tight. But I think I know what you mean, it would start to work its way into the taper and be to tight to move easy. Not trying to re invent the wheel here, just questioning why, and yea nails looks way easier and quicker. And on using wood screws a...
by kurt333
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey thanks. May I ask why the wood screws would not work in vinyl siding? They pull out to easily with the taper? I got my drip cap on above the window, I put it under all layers of tar paper, but when I nailed the drip cap on, it kind of pushed up wards as it hits the screws in the window fin, and ...
by kurt333
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I am re installing the 3/4 foam board. So yea thanks, 1 1/2 to 1/34 will be good hey, so it wont go right through the wall, just bite into the 3/4 df ship lap a bit, and for sure go through the osb 1/2". If I used only wood screws to mount the vinyl siding, would it maybe pull off through the slots?...
by kurt333
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

And on top of the wall against the soffit, do I run a j channel or under sill trim?
J channel you cant secure the siding in there?
Under sill trim you can have it be tight?
by kurt333
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I actually put the window in, sealed, then opened and closed the window, and when the window was barely just open, about 1/8 or so, you could see the gap from top to bottom was uneven, so really I should have pryed of window over to the right, and put shim in left side. So thats what I did, and it s...
by kurt333
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Why you ...
Ya true... i got to quit it...
But u wouldnt believe what i did after i put the sealant on and nailed and screws in the whole window.
Ya u guessed it. I will explain. It was worth it though
by kurt333
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. I like the idea of screws, as then I can remove the foam easily if I need to in future. Having nails, I had to pry on the foam board, with a pc of ply wood over top to not break it or squash in to much. I would like to also use screws on vinyl siding for that reason. I would think the screws...
by kurt333
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

So set horizontal sill shims, and set window in and leave the vertical level alone and nail it in place may be best? Otherwise I have to pry on it, its only about 1/8 inch up left cover over from the inside, and it moves the outer casing or whole part the window sits in. And the flashing sits up und...
by kurt333
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I was refering to the window vinyl frame outer part, the part that surrounds the window, that actual outer frame. It seems like its not vertical, you know not always square, but horizontal in most spots, on the actual window part, but sometimes the frame wont be square or vertical. Some parts are sq...
by kurt333
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Oh just a number of different guys who I asked, a younger guy who worked construction, one guy works at building center, and I thought maybe I saw something about it on youtube too. But every one has a different opinion, some guys say only use 6 nails on the whole window kind of thing. Seems to be a...
by kurt333
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey is there any truth or point in not nailing or screwing the top nailing fin on a new window install? Some say to not nail it. Maybe thats if its a new house build. Maybe the header could bow over time and take the window out? I know one of my headers was bowed and un even but it didnt do nothing,...
by kurt333
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Windows are 9 inches below soffits. But where would I put the drip cap if I did want to install them. Do you just leave the top J channel off, and put drip cap just above window? Because any run off down the siding would go in the J channel first, I would think. I just watched your video on vinyl si...
by kurt333
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yes, maybe with old aluminum windows that sweat lots, maybe it was more important. Yes, I cant figure out how I would put a slope on the sill, and not shim the window up to much, and have the window sit on the shims squarely. I read you... I am over thinking for sure. Were not building a clock or ca...
by kurt333
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 163
Views: 2218

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yes thanks. Im learning and thinking this through carefully, and glad ive chosen the way of flashing the window. Learning from doing. May i ask this... Is there any point in putting a slope on a window sill, if youre going to spray foam the inside gap anyways... water would not run off anyways becau...