I had a concrete exterior wall with an 72" wide opening which I am
installing a window.
Miami code says the width is too much for one window so it has to be
installed as two windows, so be it.
Now the problem is the window guy came to install the window, I think
he put too much depth on the bucking on top and too little in the
bottom, so now I have no room to slide the 1" marble window sill under
The installer suggest that I just push the marble sill against the
face of the frame and if I did that it would create two problems -
one, all the other sills in the room have the same sill, now one would
be sticking out an inch more than the other (or I can cut it I guess)
and two, the window has a "crank arm" for the awning window and this
crank arm is attached to the frame. If I push the sill all the way to
the frame, the sill would be blocking off the two screws at the bottom
of the crank arm that attach it to the window frame. So if one day I
need to replace or repair the crank, I cannot remove it, not without
knocking out the sill.
I really don't like that. So I asked him if he can reduce the bucking
on top and increase the bucking at the bottom to "lift" the window.
He said yes he can do that, just remove the window and reinstall it
But I remember reading in this newsgroup some time ago on another
thread, that for windows designed to be installed on masonry wall once
you have installed it you cannot reinstall it a second time, something
to do with the flange I don't remember any details. I am trying to
make sure that it is OK to remove and reinstall a window an inch
higher if there is room to play and one is willing to seat the
Thanks in advance,