Framing in Window Wells

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Framing in Window Wells

Post by TomK » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:26 am

Hey Shannon / All,

Looking for feedback and ideas on framing these:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=13sYEq ... ikUb0aZ9Qi
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RW1iY ... l-1Y65wbqV
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KqcU2 ... fspdT1kOnc

especially the first window (first and second image).

Would you happen to have a video or images for a similar situation?

Thx,
TK

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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by Shannon » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:53 am

I don’t have any pictures unfortunately.
What type of curling are you planning on having ? Drywalled or suspended.
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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by TomK » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:25 am

Suspended, even on a vertical level in some places, if I can get away with it. Similar to this:

https://www.strictlyceilings.com/virtua ... ilingDrops

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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by TomK » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:29 am

Never used the term 'curling' to describe things in a basement. Last I remember, it was a sport. ;)

So I assumed you meant ceiling in this case. :)

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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:31 am

TomK wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:29 am
Never used the term 'curling' to describe things in a basement. Last I remember, it was a sport. ;)

So I assumed you meant ceiling in this case. :)
Shannon works from his phone a lot and seems to have frequent "auto correct" posts. Ceiling is my assumption as well.
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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by Shannon » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:25 pm

Yup ceiling....sorry about that.

So personally what I will do with windows like that is drywall the ceiling area directly above window and out about 2’ or what ever you need then I will build a bulkhead around the perimeter so suspended ceiling can but to it.
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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by TomK » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:45 pm

Thank Shannon. Similar but somewhat different than this?

https://tinyurl.com/y363d4ws
https://tinyurl.com/yxlfs2e9

Can you please elaborate a bit on the " out about 2' " ?

One of the window wells is much larger than the window frame. In this case, I was thinking to frame around the window itself reducing the window well. Is that something you would do as well? Looking for the most appropriate finish down the line.

Thx,
TK

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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by Shannon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:56 pm

That first link is what I’m trying to describe. Second link is nothing?
You can make these areas “window wells” what ever size you like . If windows open up and in then be sure you have the room to do so.
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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by Shannon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:59 pm

Oh I see in second link if you scroll through pictures there is one showing the framing for this.
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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by TomK » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:20 pm

My bad IRT second link. I intended to include an image to both but instead included the link to the page itself.

These are sliding windows, so I have some flexibility. I'll keep the box, but likely reduce the size only to the window itself. The box distributes the light very well, what little get's through.

What would be the right trades term for these type of windows that are partly within floor joists?

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TK

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Re: Framing in Window Wells

Post by Shannon » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:18 am

Not sure there is really a term for these. Usually “window well” is the term for a barricade that holds earth back on the outside of the building around a window that is below or partially below grade .
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