How to Install Basement Windows

To Install Basement Windows, you have to Decide where the window will be and mark out the outline of the window with masking tape. After that, Build a temporary wall 3 inches (7.62 cm) back from where the window will be to support the ceiling as you cut out the window opening. Then, Staple plastic sheeting so that it hangs from the support wall to contain the dust, sealing off the area between the ceiling joists.. Next, Drill pilot holes all the way through the basement wall at each corner of the window outline and at the center point of the top and bottom lines. Forth, Measure the dimensions of your proposed window opening and go outside to the exterior wall of the basement. After that, Level the bottom of the window opening from the center pilot hole on both sides, measure out the dimensions of the window outline and mark it with masking tape. Then, Drill level holes through the wall at the corners using the pilot holes as a guide. Using a 14 inch (35.5cm) concrete saw with a diamond blade, you need to cut a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) groove into the inside basement wall at the center bottom mark and continue around the outline ending where you began. Next, Finish cutting the window from the outside basement wall by following the marked, leveled outline and making the same cuts as you did on the inside basement wall. Forth, Use a small sledgehammer to break the wall blocks out of the outline so that an opening is created. After that, Smooth the sides of the opening by chipping away any rough spots with a brick chisel. Then, Fill the exposed wall blocks with concrete, stuffing newspapers into them to keep the concrete from falling down through them and cover it with plastic sheeting. Next, Screw 3 inch (7.62 cm) deck screws partially through the bottom wooden sill of your window and push them down into the concrete. Forth, Hoist the header frame into place and screw it to the ceiling joists. After that, Cut the sides to fit the opening between the bottom sill and the header, bang them into place, plumb the sides with your level and screw them at an angle to the sill and the header. Then, Anchor the sides of the frame to the basement wall with concrete screws. Next, Seal any gaps between the window frame and the basement wall with exterior caulk. Forth, Remove the temporary wall with its hung plastic sheeting. After that, Center the window in the opening and temporarily tack shims into place to steady it. Then, Check the window to be sure it is level and screw it through the nailing fin to the frame. Next, Apply exterior caulk generously around the window edges between the window and the frame. forth, Create a bevel under the window by wetting the ledge, adding mortar and forming the bevel with a small trowel. Last, Allow the new window to set and dry thoroughly.

How to Measure Your Windows

To Measure Your Windows, you have to Measure the width at three points and use the smallest measurement. After that, Account for the lining around the window if present. Then, Measure the height at three points. Next, Measure the depth of the window if you are installing replacement windows. Forth, Check whether the window opening is rectangular. Last, Be clear about where you measured when ordering windows or shutters.

How to Install a Bay Window

To Install a Bay Window, you have to Check the bay window for any damage and that any working windows are closed and locked before installing it. After that, Measure the width and height of the window’s rough opening in the wall. Then, Apply sealant to any joint larger than 1/16-inch (0.15 cm) in the wood framing attached to the masonry or between the wood and the masonry. Next, Brush liquid applied flashing over the wood framing and surrounding masonry where the window’s jambs and head will be. Forth, Place shims along the sill and underneath mull joints as specified by the window’s manufacturer. After that, Remove enough siding from the wall around the rough opening to reveal the building wrap underneath. Then, Make sure the studs and header around the rough opening are safe and can support the bay window. Next, Drill evenly spaced pilot holes around the bay window’s inside perimeter. Forth, Work with at least 1 other person to install the window. After that, Hammer a galvanized roofing nail into a lower corner of the window’s nailing fin to hold it in place. Then, Line up side jamb shims with the pilot holes to allow fasteners to penetrate the shims. Next, Check the bay window to make sure it is level, plumb and square. Forth, Fasten the bay window’s jambs, head and seat board by drilling pan head screws into the pilot holes. After that, Apply flashing to a stud-frame wall. Then, Use a cable system or seat board bracing to permanently support the bay window’s weight. Last, Seal the window’s 4 corners with a 1/4 inch (0.63 cm) layer of sealant.

How to Install Sliding Closet Doors

To Install Sliding Closet Doors, you have to Prepare your doors for hanging. After that, Measure the opening for your closet doors. Then, Remove existing closet doors if needed. Next, Remove old tracks, hinges or screws using an electric drill with a screwdriver bit. Forth, Align the old tracks with the new ones to find the appropriate length for the new tracks. After that, Install new tracks on the top side of the closet opening using your electric drill. Then, Hang the doors on the top bracket starting with the rear door. Next, Allow the doors to hang straight down from the top bracket. Forth, Remove the doors from the top bracket. After that, Install the bottom track using the previously marked measurements. Last, Hang the doors in the top track again using the same procedure.

How to Hang an Interior Door

To Hang an Interior Door, you have to buy a Door to fit the rough opening in the wall. After that, Start by drawing a plumb line on the wall. Then, Attach 6 Door brackets to the outside of the door jamb. Next, Place the door into the opening.Place 1/2″ blocks under the door if carpet is going to be used or 1/4″ blocks if laminate. Forth, Install the casing (trim) around the installed door.

How to Fix Door Locks

To Fix Door Locks, you have to Remove the whole hardware. After that, Find a drill bit that is slightly larger (1/8 inch or 1/4 larger might be enough-you want to drill the hole out enough to clean it up and ensure that the bore is smooth and solid wood) than the current holes that the screws go in. Then, Find a dowel that is the same size as the drill bit (you want a tight fit here, so if it is a 3/8 drill bit, go with a 3/8 dowel). Next, Drill into the screw holes, to “clean them up”. Forth, Cut the dowel into short lengths (roughly the depth of the holes you drilled), apply glue to the holes and to the dowels and insert them into the holes OR ¬†Tightly pack toothpicks that have been covered with water-resistant wood or epoxy glue into the old holes. If the dowels stick out a bit, you need to wait until the glue has dried and trim them flush. When the glue has dried, you can drill a pilot hole and screw the hardware back in.

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