Originally Posted by SteveZimmerman
Nest question, I'm purchasing a 2001 16' this weekend. It has the windows with square corners and windows crank out so as to keep rain out. I was told from the Scamp rep that they were an upgrade for a few years. There's probably ~ 30 rivets per window. Who ever owned it before the guy I'm buying it from really liked caulk. I'd like to remove the windows clean up the shell and windows, re-butyl them and put them back in. How is this a two person job? Has anyone had anyone had any experience with these window?
Windows are ok as a one person job. I just did mine. You will want a table or workbench to work on each window flat for cleaning off old butyl and applying the new. It can be useful when removing window to have a second set of hands if you have some sticking and want to hold the partially pulled window while doing a bit more work with a putty knife to get the window free. I had no problem but my windows are lighter weight
than yours and that made it easier to hold it in place with one hand while working it loose with the other.
On the acorn nuts does take two, you are outside pushing the rivet into the acorn nut on the inside as far as it will go, when the rivet shaft end expands from your tightening it grips the threads in the nut and pulls it in tight.
Not just ornamental either. The acorn nut spreads the load out around the rivet so the cabinets are not as likely to pull off the rivet or have the FG break around the rivet.