Good detail for building fixed glass windows on site
Over the last few years I have been saving usable building materials from remodel and demo jobs and even left over materials from new construction work. I sometimes give these items away to customers or friends who need them, but I am hoping to use a lot of these materials when I build a small house for myself in the next year or two. My shop is full of everything from cabinets and sinks to old windows and doors. I even have a couple sets of appliances.
Last year on one job I replaced 6 3 panel sliding doors. I didn’t save the frames, but I do have all the insulated glass. The glass is in excellent condition. I was originally thinking of using the glass for a green house but now I am thinking of using the insulated glass for some fixed windows in the small house I will be building.
In my area I have seen lots of fixed windows that were obviously constructed on site; However, most of the windows I have seen are simply constructed with an interior and exterior wood stop, rely on silicone, and fail over time. Obviously incorporating drainage is going to be important, but I am wondering if anyone has a good detail they use or have seen.
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