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    JimDaddyO
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    Wawa, ON

    So, I got up today to start measuring for window trim. The guy who installed them put them in level and plumb. The only thing is, the walls aren’t plumb. Now, if I build the trim flat I will have long tapering gaps between the trim and the window. Both horizontally and vertically. Too much to just caulk too.

    How do I get around this?

    Sure as heck that it will be the same on the inside when I move to trim that side.

    The only real solution I can think of is to unscrew the windows, cut the foam insulation, and push the windows into position so they are true/flush with the wall. Which is what I would have done had I installed them.

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    #758728
    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Depending on how bad they are?? I will sometimes cut into the sheetrock to help the window casing look right.

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #758729
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    I am starting with the exterior trim…I guess I should have said that.

    The windows are about 36″ tall and in that span they go from about flush with the framing to about 3/4″ in.

    Like I said, if I had put the windows in I would have used the house as the reference face and to heck with plumb. I’ve been down this road before and it’s a lot easier to just go with the house than fight it as it just accumulates down the road, making every susequent job harder. You will definitely see 3/4″ over that span.

    Still considering freeing the windows from the foam and screws and making the windows fit the house, but that is a huge job, multiplied by 13 windows.

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    #758746
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    I would have used the house as the reference face and to heck with plumb

    That’s what I do with most of the windows.
    Taller ones, crank operated are more difficult to adjust so they have to be plumb or vey close to plumb. 3/4″ would be a big difference.
    Can’t tell you what to do. For 1 window, maybe. But 13 ?!?! That’s a lot of work.

    #758747
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    That’s a lot of work.

    Yeah, it is. The only alternative I can think of is to make tapered spacers…different for each window, and each side of each window, which is also a huge job and a PITA….and that will show when I am done. Attachment points become an issue too.

    Which is why I’m looking for suggestions, or 3rd options. I can’t think of an easy way no matter which direction I take.

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    #758779

    Is it possible to make the moldings in a few strips , and you can slowly bring the gap slightly small for caulking ,

    #758780
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Is it possible to make the moldings in a few strips

    Not sure about that. I think it would still stick out like a sore thumb (I sometimes wonder where that turn of phrase came from). I’m hoping not every window is as bad as the one I looked at. That would make life easier.

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