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Old 01-22-2015, 12:31 AM   #1
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Question? Are weep holes important in a picture window. My understanding was that they are only important in a window that opens. I recently installed a 3x5 picture window. I put it in with the stickers on the window right side up. There are 2 weep holes with plugs in them on the top side of the window. HO is insisting the window went in upside down and the weep holes have to be at the bottom. Is this true? Either way I'll end up flipping the window to make her happy, but I'm curious about it? I was taught and always install "stickers right side up".
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:25 AM   #2
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Re: Weep Holes In A Picture Window.


I always put the weep holes down. Water can get by the stops and needs a way out. I did see one the other day that had weep holes on top and bottom.

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Question? Are weep holes important in a picture window. My understanding was that they are only important in a window that opens. I recently installed a 3x5 picture window. I put it in with the stickers on the window right side up. There are 2 weep holes with plugs in them on the top side of the window. HO is insisting the window went in upside down and the weep holes have to be at the bottom. Is this true? Either way I'll end up flipping the window to make her happy, but I'm curious about it? I was taught and always install "stickers right side up".

...and who's to say the factory always installs the stickers right side up?

Common sense would dictate that one would look for the top of the unit before installing it. Just sayin'
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Sorry to tell you this, but the window is upside down. Have you ever toured these window manufacturing facilities? Most of the folks there look to be very unhappy and paid terribly. Last year was almost a record year for many manufacturers and it was by far the worst year that I've ever encountered regarding QC. It almost seemed like the warden and guards went on vacation and let the inmates run things.

I have one manufacturer that I begged repeatedly to investigate suspicious NRFC labels that I insisted had changed and were indicating wrong SHGC numbers. They shrugged it off until I was able to pull old iPhone pictures of the very same window and glass pack from 2013 that showed the correct numbers for that glass configuration. They finally came up with the conclusion that 10,000 labels were made with incorrect numbers and no other dealer really cared but me…….
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Question? Are weep holes important in a picture window. My understanding was that they are only important in a window that opens. I recently installed a 3x5 picture window. I put it in with the stickers on the window right side up. There are 2 weep holes with plugs in them on the top side of the window. HO is insisting the window went in upside down and the weep holes have to be at the bottom. Is this true? Either way I'll end up flipping the window to make her happy, but I'm curious about it? I was taught and always install "stickers right side up".
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #6
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I knew the weep holes needed to go down on windows that open. I didn't realize that it was needed on picture windows. Thanks for the input!
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I have seen picture window used different then what the weep holes where, but new holes where cut so they would be at the bottom and the others sealed up.
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Yes, weep holes should be in the bottom. That's the way the water drips so that's where they should be placed in order to allow the water to drain.

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