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Posted: 06/30/19 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Obviously, the screw is longer than the wall is thick, so we end up with a little bit of the screw sticking out on the outside, like this.



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I put in 2 screws, one at each end of the inside plywood. On the outside, I drew a line from one end to the other.

That would let me know where to install the screws from the outside, like this.



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Posted: 06/30/19 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is another pic from the outside with the screw protruding, and the line drawn between the 2 screws.



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Posted: 06/30/19 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After installing the screws from the outside, I removed the 2 screws from the inside, and installed them in the same holes from the outside.

After running the screws in from the outside, they stuck out a little bit on the inside, like this.



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Posted: 06/30/19 09:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What to do? Grind them off, of course.



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Then I added the second piece of plywood from the inside, like this.

That matches the thickness of the wall on the inside, so, like I said, I need to add those corner notches, and it will be time to install the window. Yay!



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Your patience is simply astounding. Five pictures describing a screw breakthrough. Amazing.


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Long day with the niece today. However, that doesn't mean I didn't spend some MONEY! Lol.

I bought 2 more items that are needed next for the side living room windows.

I bought 2 packages of weatherstripping, because the stuff that is currently in the windows, is in pretty bad shape.

Second, is a spray can of silicone, to hopefully help install said weatherstripping.

The last weatherstripping I installed in the pilot and copilots windows got a little tough towards the end of the installation when trying to go around the second turn.

So, I figured that a little spray silicone would help to make the installation a little easier.



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Updating the spreadsheet once again.

The weatherstripping amounted to $25.42 and should be enough to do both windows.

The spray can of silicone cost $6.08.

Prior total was $7212.99. Adding these to the total, and we have a new grand total of $7244.49.

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fulltimin wrote:

Updating the spreadsheet once again.

The weatherstripping amounted to $25.42 and should be enough to do both windows.

The spray can of silicone cost $6.08.

Prior total was $7212.99. Adding these to the total, and we have a new grand total of $7244.49.


Sure adds up quick don't it.
I just spent 1/2 of that on 2 ac units,thermostate and a turbo charger.


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mike brez wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

Updating the spreadsheet once again.

The weatherstripping amounted to $25.42 and should be enough to do both windows.

The spray can of silicone cost $6.08.

Prior total was $7212.99. Adding these to the total, and we have a new grand total of $7244.49.


Sure adds up quick don't it.
I just spent 1/2 of that on 2 ac units,thermostate and a turbo charger.



Ouch!

What has surprised me the most so far, is the categories where the money was spent.

Adhesives - $1754.93
Plywood/Lumber - $1156.85
Steel - $932.00
Insulation - $921.00
Paints/ inc Por 15 - $913.50

That adds up to $5678.28

Looking back on it, I am sure I could have found, or done differently the adhesives and the paint to cut the costs somewhat.

That being said, I am still thinking that the adhesives will help hold things together well for a long time, especially without any leaks.

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