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    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 2nd Sep 16, 8:23 AM
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    New windows
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    • 2nd Sep 16, 8:23 AM
    New windows 2nd Sep 16 at 8:23 AM
    Two bedrooms are getting new windows tomorrow. Any idea how long this should take? Also how bad does the weather have to be before they cancel as heavy rain is forecast for most of the day. Thanks.
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    • Kiran
    • By Kiran 2nd Sep 16, 8:27 AM
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    Depends on the size but assuming nothing massive it's a mornings work. Weather depends entirely on who's installing, give them a call to confirm the appointment and ask them?
    Some people don't exaggerate........... They just remember big!
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 2nd Sep 16, 8:32 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 16, 8:32 AM
    Depends on the size but assuming nothing massive it's a mornings work. Weather depends entirely on who's installing, give them a call to confirm the appointment and ask them?
    Originally posted by Kiran
    Average e bedroom semi sized house, windows accordingly.

    Surely if there's pouring rain they simply can't do the job?
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 2nd Sep 16, 8:34 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 16, 8:34 AM
    Average e bedroom semi sized house, windows accordingly.

    Surely if there's pouring rain they simply can't do the job?
    Originally posted by strangeotron


    Unless its blowing a gale with the rain horizontal I think you may be ok
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 2nd Sep 16, 10:21 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 16, 10:21 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 16, 10:21 AM
    They're putting scaffolding up later today. The rooms are upstairs. Is this the way they do things now? Seems like a rather intensive process compared to back in the day.
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 13th Oct 16, 9:22 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:22 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:22 AM
    So the window was fitted over a month ago. I notice the seal around the frame is already starting to crack. Should this be the case?



    • Furts
    • By Furts 13th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
    It looks like a bit of decorators caulk needs to be put along. A simple, cheap job - tubes are about 1 at the likes of Toolstation.
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 13th Oct 16, 2:05 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:05 PM
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    Should it break this soon? Seems ridiculous to me.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 13th Oct 16, 2:22 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:22 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:22 PM
    Two rigid materials that expand and contract at different rates will almost always have cracks to some degree - especially in the early days. As above, I'd use caulk.
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 13th Oct 16, 2:33 PM
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    Is that something safe for the layman to use?
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 13th Oct 16, 2:42 PM
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    Yup, it's just a flexible filler; you can do no harm!
    • Chanes
    • By Chanes 13th Oct 16, 4:40 PM
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    Those things are used to hide the mess of the install on your plaster inside the house I think. I'd just fill it as has been mentioned, I wouldn't worry about those little cracks along the join.
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 14th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    Speaking of making a mess with the plaster around the frame...

    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 14th Oct 16, 2:39 PM
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    Is this the sort of stuff to use? It was only a quid in poundland so it doesn't matter if not, although I have no idea how you open the top

    • mollycat
    • By mollycat 14th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
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    Stanley knife for top of canister and also for applicator at 45 degree angle; cut according to width of bead required.

    take it you bought a gun as well?

    You Tube is probably your friend here!
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 14th Oct 16, 3:25 PM
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    no, it came with the cap that you see in the picture. I don't know what you mean by gun
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 14th Oct 16, 3:32 PM
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    You need something like this, called a silicon applicator gun. MAKE SURE you buy one that fits your cartridge.
    Last edited by Le_Kirk; 14-10-2016 at 3:32 PM. Reason: Spilling Error
    • mollycat
    • By mollycat 14th Oct 16, 3:39 PM
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    Borrow from a neighbour, they'll likely have one.

    Seriously, get on You Tube for this, save you time and hassle.
    • strangeotron
    • By strangeotron 14th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
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    Ok thanks. I'll have to leave it till i can borrow a gun. It was only a quid so it doesn't matter either way,

    However in fitting the new window they took down the vertical blind that was fixed to the previous window, at the frame. Unfortunately I cannot put that blind anywhere else since the wall isn't thick enough to take the weight, it has to go into the frame. I don't know if it's safe for me to do this, though I assume it must be since the old frame had it. I don't know why they didn't replace the blind when they fitted the new window. I can only assume it was above their pay grade.
    • Zoology Dragon
    • By Zoology Dragon 15th Oct 16, 2:38 PM
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    Ok thanks. I'll have to leave it till i can borrow a gun. It was only a quid so it doesn't matter either way,

    However in fitting the new window they took down the vertical blind that was fixed to the previous window, at the frame. Unfortunately I cannot put that blind anywhere else since the wall isn't thick enough to take the weight, it has to go into the frame. I don't know if it's safe for me to do this, though I assume it must be since the old frame had it. I don't know why they didn't replace the blind when they fitted the new window. I can only assume it was above their pay grade.
    Originally posted by strangeotron
    It's not the window fitters' job to replace blinds or any other window coverings.
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