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    Default Window and plywood question

    I am curios, would a plywood placed between the iron bars on the outside, and the window, protect the windows' crystal?

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    Protect it from what ?, high winds, rain, stones, tools, bullets..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    Protect it from what ?, high winds, rain, stones, tools, bullets..........


    Hint: He posted this in the Weather Forum

    He must be watching Maria




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post


    Hint: He posted this in the Weather Forum

    I understand that, but he still needs to be more specific, such as the plywood, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and exactly what for, and what sort of weather conditions.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    I understand that, but he still needs to be more specific, such as the plywood, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and exactly what for, and what sort of weather conditions.....
    You're right. Being a woman, to me there is just "Plywood", LOL.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    You're right. Being a woman, to me there is just "Plywood", LOL.

    Yes, plywood, protecting from windows from hurricane winds. Plywood thickness , no idea, I would probably say 1/2 inch, would not fit probably much thicker. And I ignored there were more thicknesses of plywood... Something like AlterEgo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    You're right. Being a woman, to me there is just "Plywood", LOL.

    Uh huh, I'd bet you've spent many hours walking up and down the aisles of Home Depot and Lowes and probably have much of it memorized

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    Start with this link, it will get you going in the right direction......

    http://theplywood.com/hurricane-protection

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    Well, all pages talk about bolting the plywood with measurement of 7" wider/taller than the frame... obviously all those pages are targeted towards USA where they don't use metal bars.

    My question is specifically about fitting the plywood between the metal bars and window frames ... obviously the metal bars are not going (or should not) allow the plywood to fly off, even when not bolted ... so my question is, again whether that is feasible and better than just taping the windows.

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    The best method in my opinion is:

    Bolt brace bars on the outside of the bars and through the plywood.
    Use LARGE washers for more strength on the bolts.

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