Window installation?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JaceAgain, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this great window I picked up at an antique store a while ago, and was thinking maybe I could install it somehow into my coop? I'm not quite sure what to google for how to install it into a coop though, I know the general idea on framing for a window, but am not sure how to actually put it in. It wont be able to open or anything, it'll just be a way to add lots of light for them. Anyone know any tutorials or did it yourself?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I don't know what that window looks like. I don't know if the edges have angle irons or something special or if it is just squared off. maybe you could post a photo of the edges or just do a search on "installing windows tutorial" and find something that looks like the one you have.

    That sounds like a great find.
     
  3. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here it is-
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    Would I just frame it out and wood glue/ caulk it in? Ill have to pull off the latch thing on the side, but outside that its pretty square, 28x28. Do I sandwich it between 1x's?
     
  4. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would cut out the hole, cover the hole with hardware cloth, then hang the window on the outside on hinges so you could open and close it. I live in FL and I look at everything as more ventilation and fresh air, lol.

    Penny
     
  5. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant even begin to imagine how to hang it on a hinge. Its heavy. We get hurricanes here too, having a glass window that can flap around sounds like a bad idea. Ill have lots of ventilation, a screen door and 1x3ft vents around the top of the coop.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

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    I'd sandwich it between 1x1's.
     
  7. RockyComfort

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    I would "sandwich" between framing, silicone joints then overlap slightly with trim.
     
  8. keystone

    keystone Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a great tool that I have used for years. It is a Kreg jig. It allows you to drill pocket holes and join two pieces of wood. This would work for your window. A pocket hole in each corner would be very strong and allow you to remove the window if necessary. You can buy it online or at a Lowes or Home Depot. If you can use a drill then you can make some amazing projects. Just an option.
     
  9. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keystone Out Of The Brooder

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    I will take a pic of what I did with a window I installed in my barn and post it so you can see what I did. The basic kreg will work just fine but you will need a clamp to hold the jig in place.
     
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