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German windows are awesome

(1:00) An American in Europe opens up to German windows.

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craigsaw craigsaw (511 days ago)

These window debates are always a pane.

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These window debates are always a pane.

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Guest: fiddlesticks (511 days ago)

Good Lord! Something invented outside of the USA!

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Good Lord! Something invented outside of the USA!

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Guest: (511 days ago)

It's simple, clever and well-manufactured. Of course it's not from the USA.

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It's simple, clever and well-manufactured. Of course it's not from the USA.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

Clever and nice but completely useless. You can let a little air in by opening it the regular way too. There is no advantage to open it from the top.

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Clever and nice but completely useless. You can let a little air in by opening it the regular way too. There is no advantage to open it from the top.

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Guest: Guesting (511 days ago)

I love it when people write "completely useless" about something they don't understand.

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I love it when people write "completely useless" about something they don't understand.

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TheBob TheBob (511 days ago)

It keeps the rain out

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It keeps the rain out

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Guest: (511 days ago)

And it doesn't swivel open or shut by accident.

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And it doesn't swivel open or shut by accident.

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TheBob TheBob (511 days ago)

And it allows ventilation with security - as the gap is too small to allow anyone to climb in.

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And it allows ventilation with security - as the gap is too small to allow anyone to climb in.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (511 days ago)

Yet you can still get out in case of fire.

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Yet you can still get out in case of fire.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

And you don't have to remove the stuff on the window sill.

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And you don't have to remove the stuff on the window sill.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

The cat cannot escape so easily.

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The cat cannot escape so easily.

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Tsuki Tsuki (511 days ago)

The window's easy to beat. It's the 4 storey drop afterwards. I prefer to use the stairs.

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The window's easy to beat. It's the 4 storey drop afterwards. I prefer to use the stairs.

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TheBob TheBob (511 days ago)

Well all right - but apart from that, what have the Romans done for us?

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Well all right - but apart from that, what have the Romans done for us?

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Guest: Tabbi986 (511 days ago)

UTTER TOSH! As a windows salesman, I was selling these windows in the UK in 1983. People still use this Espagnolette Locking system in the UK.

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UTTER TOSH! As a windows salesman, I was selling these windows in the UK in 1983. People still use this Espagnolette Locking system in the UK.

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Guest: noname (510 days ago)
Latest comment:

Matthias has big channel on woodworking. I like his work.

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Matthias has big channel on woodworking. I like his work.

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Guest: Window nerd (511 days ago)

In the UK these are called tilt and turn (probably a few other names aswell). They have been around for quite a while (well over 15 years) as far as I can remember. Good investment (if you can afford them) but the initial capital cost is off set because you do not have to redecorate them. As they are powder coated metal framed factory finished windows the external finish is a lot more durable than hand painted timber. Which depending on exposure to the elements has to be redecorated every three to five years. Though the biggest cost with painting windows at high level is the cost of scaffolding, certainly in the UK. Anyway, still a good idea. They provide good acoustic insulation and good thermal insulation.

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In the UK these are called tilt and turn (probably a few other names aswell). They have been around for quite a while (well over 15 years) as far as I can remember. Good investment (if you can afford them) but the initial capital cost is off set because you do not have to redecorate them. As they are powder coated metal framed factory finished windows the external finish is a lot more durable than hand painted timber. Which depending on exposure to the elements has to be redecorated every three to five years. Though the biggest cost with painting windows at high level is the cost of scaffolding, certainly in the UK. Anyway, still a good idea. They provide good acoustic insulation and good thermal insulation.

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Guest: thundercat (511 days ago)

They look like single pane units.

We have double and triple sealed units, argon filled. They don't even have screens to keep the bugs out. Vynl frames, tilt out , slide up , like living inside a tupperware dish.

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They look like single pane units.

We have double and triple sealed units, argon filled. They don't even have screens to keep the bugs out. Vynl frames, tilt out , slide up , like living inside a tupperware dish.

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craigsaw craigsaw (511 days ago)

Great windows, available in the USA, and they cost a fortune. To retrofit a typical home in the USA with these windows would cost $40,000 or more. Your typical home with vinyl windows would cost about $15,000.

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Great windows, available in the USA, and they cost a fortune. To retrofit a typical home in the USA with these windows would cost $40,000 or more. Your typical home with vinyl windows would cost about $15,000.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

Double pane windows with argon gas installed is about $250 per window. A house with 10 windows should only cost $2,500.

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Double pane windows with argon gas installed is about $250 per window. A house with 10 windows should only cost $2,500.

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craigsaw craigsaw (511 days ago)

What size window, and does that include installation? Most American homes have more than just 10 average size windows.

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What size window, and does that include installation? Most American homes have more than just 10 average size windows.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

24 x 112 including installation and delivery.

Average number of average sized windows on US residential buildings is 8.3.

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24 x 112 including installation and delivery.

Average number of average sized windows on US residential buildings is 8.3.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

I don't think the average window size is going to be 24 x 112 unless you're talking in something other than inches or centimeters. 112 inches is 9.3 feet, or 2.84 meters. That's more than the average ceiling size which is 8 feet.

My guess would be 30 x 60 as an average size.

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I don't think the average window size is going to be 24 x 112 unless you're talking in something other than inches or centimeters. 112 inches is 9.3 feet, or 2.84 meters. That's more than the average ceiling size which is 8 feet.

My guess would be 30 x 60 as an average size.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

Anyway the size I gave is for my quote of $2,500. If your windows are smaller it will be cheaper for you.

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Anyway the size I gave is for my quote of $2,500. If your windows are smaller it will be cheaper for you.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

No no, it's 24 x 112 pretty standard measurements. 112 is width obviously. Where are you getting your info from? Thin Air .com?

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No no, it's 24 x 112 pretty standard measurements. 112 is width obviously. Where are you getting your info from? Thin Air .com?

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Guest: (511 days ago)

An average window size of 2 feet high is ridiculous. Maybe for houses built in the 40s but not any modern houses. We have egress laws that make it so all bedrooms must have windows that you can escape through in an emergency. 24 inches is the absolute minimum height allowed by law.

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An average window size of 2 feet high is ridiculous. Maybe for houses built in the 40s but not any modern houses. We have egress laws that make it so all bedrooms must have windows that you can escape through in an emergency. 24 inches is the absolute minimum height allowed by law.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

Sorry your having a hard time with this. 24 inches is required by law. I have offered you a quote for 10x windows 24 x 112. If you want different measurements then let me know and i will give you a new quote. $2,500 is for the size I specified.

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Sorry your having a hard time with this. 24 inches is required by law. I have offered you a quote for 10x windows 24 x 112. If you want different measurements then let me know and i will give you a new quote. $2,500 is for the size I specified.

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Guest: (511 days ago)

That's fine. My point was that regular windows should cost significantly less than the $15,000 quoted by craigsaw. If you can install 10 windows at 24x112 for $2,500 then my point was validated.

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That's fine. My point was that regular windows should cost significantly less than the $15,000 quoted by craigsaw. If you can install 10 windows at 24x112 for $2,500 then my point was validated.

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Guest: thundrepuse (511 days ago)

who is going to have a 24" tall window?

My windows are all about 30 by 48 inches, I have no picture windows.

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who is going to have a 24" tall window?

My windows are all about 30 by 48 inches, I have no picture windows.

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