|Forum topic by Nelly||posted 07-22-2012 12:10 AM||1043 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-22-2012 12:10 AM
I’m looking for assistance on a project. I have two old leaded windows that are just shy, size-wise, of fitting into an existing frame. I have basic knowledge of wood-working, am willing to take the time to do this correctly. The existing windows open out from the frame. These windows were built very “inexpensively” and did not hold up well.
My idea is to do the following:
1. Fill in channels on leaded windows (grooves for the ropes) with the spray-on expanding foam. After hardening, trim excess foam.
2. Cut lengths of fir to build out lead window. (1/2” for width, 1” for length), clue and nail onto leaded window perimeters.
4. Install flashing on top of window if necessary.
3. Install with existing hinges on window frame.
Any suggestions? Warnings?
Thanks for any and all help.