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Old 10-21-2023, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Retrofit Windows in Insulated Yurt

We are in a 24' Pacific Yurt. It is insulated and the inner walls are plywood. We want to put in one more window where a vinyl wall exists.
The pacific window comes with a wall section but we don't want to cut out the plywood. Given the rigidity the plywood walls provide can't we just put a standard custom size slider in the existing frame?


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Old 10-21-2023, 10:35 PM   #2
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You sure can. A custom sliding window sized to just fit that opening will be good. >Check your opening for square< Tape across the diagonals. Those numbers should match to an 1/8th. If they don't reduce the window size slightly so it will slide in and shim it.

Choose a window that 'HAS NO MOUNTING FLANGE'. LOL The closer you can get the new window frame to matching that opening size the better. "CHECK THE OPENING FOR SQUARE!" lol
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Old 10-23-2023, 10:38 AM   #3
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If you choose to do this be absolutely sure that the lattice wall is screwed to your wood frame everywhere that it intersects with it. The lattice wall needs to become the shear wall and transfer loads around the cut opening. This is particularly important if you are in an area that experiences high winds or heavy snowfall.
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