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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-07-2017 12:56 AM 431 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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04-07-2017 12:56 AM

Hi, I am asking here because it isn’t a wood project but is in my shop I have old steel basement windows I want covered to keep some winter out but there is no wood to fasten to only block to any suggestions. I would like to put up Plexiglas if i can here is a pic of the window


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#1 posted 04-07-2017 01:44 AM

Can you screw the plexiglass to the metal frame? Or do you have a hammer drill?

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 02:00 AM

Heavy curtain?

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 02:02 AM

cant screw to the frame, no hammer drill

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 04:05 AM

You could put the plexi up and use some window glaze to keep it in place. I would use the glaze that is in a caulking tube, I have used both and the tube is quick and easy.

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 04:14 AM

thats a thought

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 08:21 PM

can use clear silicone to do it like that also

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 08:26 PM

I looked at the window again, I can’t put anything on the window itself because of the window operator. what would work well is if I could put a wood frame in and scew to the frame but I don’t know how to attach it to the block.

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 08:44 PM

The way I did it was to attach a wood frame to the inside face of the basement wall. Along the sides and bottom used tapcons, along the top I needed to fur out the sill and attached the frame with wood screws. You can make up wood framed plexi panels and screw them to that wood frame.

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#9 posted 04-07-2017 08:53 PM

ok thanks I’ll try that

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#10 posted 04-18-2017 01:03 AM

If you can, consider a Harbor Freight impact drill. Before my Bosch’s and a Makita, I bought one believing it would die on the job I bought it for. It didn’t and I ended up giving it to a kid a few years down the road.

If you can drill just a couple holes on the top and bottom, you can mount 2×2’s and go from there.

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#11 posted 04-18-2017 04:08 AM

ok I think that is what I will have to do, I think a masonary bit will do, the house was built in 1958 and the block was not as good as it is now

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