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Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Walls

Posted by Firsthome21 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 22, 12 at 16:49

Can 6-9/16 factory applied jambs on a window be installed on a 2 X 4 framing?

If yes, what does one have to do to do accomplish this.

Thanks


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RE: Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Wal

They will project approx 2" into the house depending on your interior finish.


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RE: Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Wal

If the window has applied jamb extensions (4 9/16" with 2" jamb extensions as an example)you should be able to remove the jamb extensions. Usually they are attached with corrugated fasteners or something like that. Just take your time and the window should be fine.


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RE: Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Wal

+1

Trim it down or remove it and re-do it.


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RE: Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Wal

Thanks,

If I trim it down or take off the jamb, would it compromise the integrity of the window?

I am not much of a handyman, so will ask my framing guy to do it. Do you guys think this would be a annoying request for the framer to strip down 6 windows n install n bigger question would a framer know how to do this?


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RE: Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Wal

No, won't change the window and no, framer should be able to do it quite easily.


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RE: Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Wal

Is there a guide or video that shows or gives details on how to do this?


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RE: Can a window made for 2 X 6 walls be installed on a 2 X 4 Wal

Look at YouTube first but if nothing there, check with either the manufacturer of the window or your local sales rep. It depends on how the jamb extensions have been attached. As I said earlier, it isn't a big deal to remove, just a hassle.


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