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Old 10-26-2009, 03:39 AM   #31
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i would really go about looking into the strength test or something. innovator is right on about the subject. i surely wouldnt suggest using any random guess someone made up here that never done anything like this their self.

if 24 - 30 inches tall = 3/4 inch thick the couple guesses i would think are way off.

after a quick search i found this site.

put in the numbers i think are right and it said 3 inch. again i would do what innovator said and call and ask people who have done this before.

good luck.

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:00 PM   #32
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Couple of thoughts;-

pressure increases with depth - the calculation you choose will be based on the load at the bottom of the window - If you're willing to have a 1' deep concrete wall at the base plus a 4 x 12 window, there will be much less stress than a 5x12.

Similarly if you can manage 2 or three panes they can be thinner than a single huge picture window, and the price decreases exponentially.


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