I'm replacing 11 - 16 wood, single pane windows with Home Depot replacement
windows. I'm guessing that the original windows are 50-60 years old. Any
ideas on disposal? Who might be interested in taking these off my hands?
I'm more interested in convenient disposal than anything else, and live just
south of the Boston metro area. Thanks in advance.
from remodel jobs, house demolition, and the like, and sell to those who are
Windows, doors, fancy molding, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lights,etc....
Gotta believe in the Boston metro area you'd have something like that. Here
in Minneapolis, there are several.
Just out of curiosity, are you getting double hung, vinyl?
I ordered one recently and it is supposed to come in tomorrow (10-31), so
then I'll have to make a decision about the best way to remove the old one.
Yes, they're Home Depot's 8500 series replacement windows. They're
basically mid-quality windows which were rated reasonably well by Consumer
Reports a few years ago. I had to order special sizes for the majority of
windows, although HD had the available for delivery within two weeks as
promised. Installation seems to be reasonably straightforward, although
because I'm doing quite a few, I'm getting help from a contractor with whom
I've worked before.
OK, thats the one I'm getting,too.
It didn't come in today as it was supposed to but its too hot for me
to want to work on it anyway.
Maybe by Mon. we'll have a cool front come through.
Good luck with yours.
Thanks, Lewis. I've five of 'em up, and they look terrific. The gliding
action of the window in frame is just fine, and double panes gives the added
bonus of external noise reduction.
Now, the test will be this upcoming New England winter. Last one was pretty
brutal, and I'm hearing that this one will be the same.
If there is a used door and window dealer in your area, see if they
will take them off your hands. Some cities have businesses like this
that resell used windows. If they are beyond re-use, bust them apart
and toss them in the garbage. I'd try to avoid smashing the glass to
pieces if you tear them apart. I am assuming they are wooden frames if
they are that old, but of they are aluminum, the alum is worth money
at a scrap yard.
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