Myself and LOML are getting ready to build a house. I realize that when most people say that they mean that their contracter is building one for them.
I mean we are building it ourselves - basement, foundation, framing, roof, the works.
She may be wanting some interesting windows and I'm not in the mood to pay some of the highway robbery prices. Now, building windows is no trick, but here it is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I don't want to lose a bunch of energy through the glass.
Double pane windows are also nothing trick to put together. Shoot, even the mini-blinds between the panes type that are popular shouldn't be too difficult.
What I am concerned about is the fogging and water between the panes from condensation.
I have considered:
a. Assembling them inside a sealed box purged with nitrogen. (with gloves attached to arm holes)
b. Making the inside pane hinged for periodic opening/drying.
c. Attaching a fitting, tubing that runs to the attic, and tire valve at the end. Once a year, go to the attic and recharge the windows with nitrogen or CO2.
d. I am just nuts to begin with. (Make that "eccentric")