Originally Posted by The-Breeze
WTF???? Lorna, all I need to know is "if I remove all the screws attached to the bus on my emergency window that "swings out from the bottom" Will we be able to "fairly" easily pull out the whole frame and window and move them to another opening???'
The addional info was in response to Bansil's suggestion of rotating the windows. You are not the only one who reads this thread and future readers will appreciate the additional info. Our "little red catch" would not relock down and stay locked down. The emergency windows kept popping open. Hence the suggestion of the sash latch (and it looks better). Besides, the red one was in the way of adding window casing.
As for pulling and moving the windows from one "hole" to another. Yes, you can do that (remove the 4 big screws set into the round beauty rings). There is quite a bit of allowance in the frame so you don't have to worry about the window not fitting. We found that a very warm day and a lot of constant pulling (not jerking) was needed to pry the window away from the very sticky butyl sealant. Open the window and grab the sides of the metal frame then lean back with all your weight to gently and constantly pull the window out. A couple took both David & I pulling to get them out. Try not to fall down. We cleaned all the butyl off and used a residential door & window latex silicone caulk (about 1 tube per window) to seal the bejesus out of the frames.
This is what it looks like when the window is removed
This is the frame all caulked ready for the window frame to be installed....
The bottom of the window frame sits into the wide bead of caulking. No leaks!
Here is where you can see how we did our windows. Shows them pulled and replaced
http://www.freewebs.com/aluminumasylum/ ... dfepg2.htm