So where I last left off was here
Turns out I made a bit of a stupid mistake; I measured the door frame and added 3” for the jack studs and another 1/2” for shim space, only then did I decide that I should substitute the good section of a wall stud that I pulled out due to the bottom foot being rotted. Looked good till I tried installing the door and discovered that the frame was an exact fit, no shims needed; seems I forgot that the old stud was a true 2” wide sucking up all my shim space. Had to sawzall out the old one and put in a new one. Haven’t gotten too much further since my wife decided that the nicest week we’ve had this season was the perfect time to visit her mother in GA.
I did take advantage of the trip back to search for windows at a place I knew of way in southern NY; too far away to check normally but not if you’re already driving through.
The result was this
They had 3 sets of double windows for the front, needed 4 but at least it was close, along with 6 matching double hungs with low-e and argon along with a casement window for the side entryway and a couple of downstairs windows. 12 windows later I was 1200 poorer. Had to leave them till today when I went with my parents and their truck to pick them up, on the way back we stopped at another connected store in waterloo, ny and picked up the 4th front window. This resulted in a filled truck that looked like this.
In the interrum I picked up a 56”x84” kitchen window that has double casements and a solid center for another 90 with low-e and argon and a upstairs bathroom window also double hung, low-e, and argon for another 80.00.
So all total we’re up to 1420.00 for 14 out of 21 windows, all low-E, with grids and as an added bonus all of them are new construction with with all matching integrated J channel saving some extra cash. At this point I’m still waiting for 12 square of siding to show up. But next week, time to install some windows.
-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse