That was weird. Yesterday, when I went to post this topic's initial message I got an error report instead. Was able to return to main screen but my post wasn't there, and then got same error message when I tried to open any post. Have no idea what happened.
Now I see my topic, but no message body. (??) OK, starting over...
My front window leaked. I removed it, removed the silicone, butyled it, and reseated the window. Next heavy rain it leaked again! Frustrated, and thinking I had a tired, 25 year old window here, I looked to replace it. Found the Hehr site and contacted them for an estimate. They do make great windows
, beefy, well engineered, attractive, but the price quote for new I got was way too rich for my blood. ($700+)
Searching ebay I found what I wanted but it was 2 inches wider than my rough opening. That's a problem with the Burro
because of its unique molded shape. The price, however, was too good to ignore, so I went for it. Got so excited I began looking at other windows
, and picked up two more Hehrs for the sides, at $20 apiece! Ebay salvage sellers - bless you, boys. Yes, these two were also not a perfect fit, but, I reasoned, do-able.
That was back a couple months. Now its getting warm enough for me to work outside so the installation begins.
The two side windows
are a couple inches less tall than my rough opening so I must add wood inserts to fill the void. The front window is flat across but the Burro
wall is angled, so I must build a wedged frame and attach it. All these wood extensions will then be fiberglassed over.