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daddywoofdawg
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20 10 11:46 am    Post subject: My Window build Reply with quote

It was asked if anyone had any ideas for a vending window build;As i was looking for the same not to long ago I was show how someone else on here had there's done so after looking a the photos I decided how I would do mine and knowing the info is few and far beteewn I took photos along the way of my window build(although I forgot or lost one step)So to start I measured the opening and the brackets that would be in the way of a standard window placement.


My plan was to build a wood frame around the opening out of 1x4" cheap and in the lenghts I needed plus I had a couple of pieces.First I drilled holes though the mounting frame and the "face frame"(do this at the same time with the wood stacked so the holes line up)

Next I added T nuts to the back of the mounting frame and painted a light coat of paint to the side agaist the trailer, the reason for the painting on the back is if mositure gets behind the wood it helps to keep it from rotting.Then I drilled and and screwed the mounting boards to the trailer window frame.

Next I added 1x4"board to the face frame board by glueing and screwing from the back of the monuting board into the other board making an L shape;again back painting the boards.after the glue is set then I used the holes drilled earlier to bolt though the face frame into the T nuts with washers,Then painting.Next I'll install the "glass" windows.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20 10 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any pics right now but I bought aluminum frames from a glass company and installed two pieces of heavy glass which slide back and forth which makes a very nice window. I will try to get some posted later.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21 10 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We operate in a cold climate so I eventually opted for a double glass insulated type sliding window with removable screens. The original opening is 4 x6.




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21 10 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok here I go again. I always seem to be bring up the legal side of stuff. I sorry but I have had a hard time in my area and this tuff just keeps popping up.

Ok here goes........ is it legal to use a wood frame when building your window?
If so, then this must fall under the local requirements. Cause I can't do it here in Stamford, CT. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21 10 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had these type windows but smaller. All my mentors at the fairs and festivals told me to get it opened up. People want to see inside your trailer. The more open area the better. So I took the one out that I serve out of and built the 4 X 6 slider. It opened it up.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21 10 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine isn't a wood window frame but the opening to hold the window frame I.E rough opening, and yes it's OK as long as it's washable.the window frame it's self will be vinyl or aluminum.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18 10 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

may i ask where you are buying the window
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what is a standard size for a window like the one in the pics


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PostPosted: Tue May 18 10 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm going to frame my vending window the same way you did.
My opening is 3' x 6' and I found some nice 3' x 3' windows at Menards for a reasonable price, so that's the way I'm leaning. This set up will give me two sliding windows.

Your plumbing diagram looks exactly like mine. Cool

I'm almost finished with my smoker build, so I should be able to give the trailer more attention over the next couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19 10 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my windows at Menard's but HD or lowe's has them too; they were 4x3' but most sizes will work.Get new construction as opposed to brick or remodel, those have a lip that you may not want or need.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27 10 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

please update us w/ pics when you install the windows please.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27 10 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will Take some photos in the morn and post they came out pretty good.Now on to the sink,outside counter and inside counter.


The brown part in between the windows is plexiglass window with the protective paper still on

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