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Author Topic: How to go about this project?  (Read 2730 times)

djskimo

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How to go about this project?
« on: July 14, 2015, 12:14:49 AM »

Hello. I live in a high rise condo with large double pane windows with aluminum frames (images attached). I am thinking of adding another layer of windows to help reduce the train noise. I am trying to determine if the mangeite solution will work or are my windows too large? Should I get them in 4 pieces (per the window frames) and install them flush or inside the frame? Or should I get two large pieces that can sit on the floor for weight purposes? Whats the maximum thickness I should opt to?

Trying to opt for a DIY solution as I have two rooms (with exact same dimensions) to cover.

Could I please get some advice on the best way to go about this project? The main constraints are that I am not allowed to drill into the existing aluminum frame and that the bottom right window remain operable or accessible. The approximate entire 4 window system size is 100" tall x 90" wide

Thank you

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Re: How to go about this project?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 04:12:39 PM »

What are the dimensions of each window box?? 100" x 90" ?

please advise,

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djskimo

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Re: How to go about this project?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 04:29:28 PM »

Hello,

Width x Height in inches

Top Left box: 46x74
Top Right box 46x74
Bottom Left Box: 46x20
Bottom Right Box: 46x20

the frame between the boxes is about 3.5" thick

thanks

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Re: How to go about this project?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 05:23:48 PM »

Ok, you might be able to pull this off...
Our magnaseal system will allow you to remove panes when needed and you should be using 3/8" acrylic.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/magnetseal_windows.htm

Now since you can not drill holes we are going to have to get tricky for the frame installation.

lets discuss what can be done.
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