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    Anyone have a long short window in their shower?

    You know the one that's up high? What are they about 24 x 12?
    If you have one will you ck it out for me? And let me kow what size it is?

    Thanks

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    Are you trying to replace it or replace the glass? Does it open? Is a regular aluminum or vinyl window like the rest of the ones in the house?

    Basically a 24 (W) x 12 (H) is called a 2o 1o (alpha "o") Fixed or Picture Window, or Horizontal Slider.
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    No I don't want to replace one. I want to put one in. It's the classic bath where the 5' tub shower is at the end of the bath and it's on the outside wall. Seems here it's not a real popular option (on the eastern side of the US) no one seems to understand what I'm talking about. (so what's new )
    I've lived a few places with a window like that, but can't remember specific details as to the size or even the height of it from the floor. I was thinking it was a 2o 1o or a 2o 1 6.
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    The easiest window(s) to install would be one that is narrower that the spacing of the studs ..... that way .... no header would be required. So to get the effect your seeking ..... if the stud spacing is 16"OC then you'll have 13-1/4" after sheetrock lining so several 12" wide windows in a row might do it ..... or if the stud spacing is 24"OC then your finished opening after sheetrock would be 22-1/4" so a couple 1'-6" wide windows would do the trick.

    Anyway that method would aleaviate having to open up the whole wall and do structural modifications. All you'd need to do is cut the opening in the wall sheathing and slip a board in on the top and bottom to support the sheathing on those two edges of the opening. The moulding will cover a good amount of the reaining space.

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    I would suggest one that opens. Maybe 3o1o or so. Either way, you need to cut a hole to install it. Most windows are make to fit a "rough opening" that is even - sized, like 24" x 12" , the window you put in will be about 1/2" smaller to allow adjustment.

    What you can do is open the wall up from the inside, and make sure your studs are 16" on center, and order a special size that is that measurement minus 1/2", so it fits between them. Then when the window arrives, you only need to cut out the hole from the outside, and put in your sill and header (top) and you are good to go. Due to the size, structural isn't a problem really.

    Notes:
    - You may want to go with vinyl rather that aluminum windows. (Less condensation)
    - Code may require tempered glass. No big deal, just be aware of it.
    - If your cutting into stucco, ask for a window with a "stucco key".
    - Use screws, not nails so you don't start cracking tile & stuff from vibration.
    - Seal it very carefully from the outside using Non-acid silicon (Required on stucco, recommended on wood)

    And you are good to go...Keep it simple

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    I'm sorry guys I should have mentioned this is new construction..
    You know I bet it was a 3o 1o.. Dang you just never pay attention to little things like that.
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    usualy codes will require either a window or a fan , I have a window about 4X1 foot so high over the tub it is unreachable, but legal I would never open it any way. the other bath room has a 2x2 window over the pot, think size is very flexable. here they are frosted and double glazed. sounds like construction is moving along ?????
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    Since it is new construction, go with a fan and a window. Bathrooms are notorious for humidy - creating mildew, and fans are noisy and need to be shut off. Minimum standard is one or the other. Get both!

    Speaking of fans...If you want to spend a little more, ask for a fan with sound rating of 2.5 sones or below. You can also have the electrician install a timer type switch. (check out Home Depot or Lowes for types). As fans get older they get noisier.
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    yep! I've lived in apts that sounded like the concord!

    Alondra, we a almost finished putting it on paper and are in the shopping for parts stage! We should be breaking ground in a week or too.
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    While on the subject of bath fans, get one that's a combo unit with a heat lamp.
    They're great on those cold days when - no matter what the furnace does - it's cold getting out of the shower!! It'll warm the area 10 - 20 degrees higher than it was within minutes.
    Definately put such a lamp on a timer switch, though. Wired ours to a one hour switch, and I doubt it's ever been on more than ½ hr, so why risk leaving it on??

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    Whew! <relieved> From the title I did't know what to expect

    I would prolly walk around the improvment center and look at some things.

    The window in my moms daycare (Trailerhouse) is 8" x 14" If I remember correctly.The trailerhouse only has 7' celings though,I don't know if that will make a big difference.
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    Originally posted by Ed_S
    get one that's a combo unit with a heat lamp.
    I can't I just can't! I break out into a sweat just thinking of all the electricity it's using!

    I decided to put in a 2 o 1 o awning window!

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    Originally posted by brainchild
    I would prolly walk around the improvment center and look at some things.

    That's what I do all day! Or night depending on the shift!

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    LOL surreal.

    Must be like a "sweet tooth" working in a "candy shop"

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    Your standard tub/shower unit is 5 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
    The standard ceiling height is 8 feet. This leaves less than 2 feet to work with.If you plan to trim the window to match the rest of the house,the standard window casing is 2 1/4 inches in width,so you want to allow about 3 inches at the top and bottom to make room for that ,and that lessens the height you have to work with.You also will have about 2 1/2 inches of the double top plate below the finished ceiling to take into account.
    So,let's see:
    Start with 8 feet
    minus 6 feet for the tub=2 feet
    minus 1/2 foot for trim=1 1/2 feet
    minus 2 1/2 inches of top plate= 15 1/2 inches to work with.
    And if this is going to be a one-story house with 8 foot ceilings you'll have to alter the way things are framed if the roof rafters rest on the same wall where the window is to be installed so the weight of the roof is supported.Also,the soffit under the overhang can lessen the space you have to work with because it will fall lower than the ceiling inside the bathroom.
    If it's a 2 story house or the window is on a wall that has a gable things are a little easier.

    Window sizes are usually identified by width by height:
    A window 3 feet wide by 3 feet 10 inches high would be a 30310.
    Door sizes are identified as 3-0 ,2-8 etc.
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    Wow, that's a lot of figurin',I'll take your word on it lynch,

    What he said surreal
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    Go to Lowe's and ask for the voyeur window.lol

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    Errr...now is that a vertical or horizontal long-skinny wondow?

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    Question Skinny bathroom window?

    I have a very small bathroom with no light or ventilation. The studs provide a perfectly centered 13" rough opening. I'd love to find a tall skinny window that cranks open...with screen to fit the space between the studs.

    Having trouble locating anything this skinny. I can't be the only one out there looking. ANy ideas of a mfg who has pre-made?

    thanks!!!

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    Try Anderson.-- although we went with a slider not the casement.

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