I was a bit late getting up (6.00 am instead of 5.00 am) and I had to mess around with tying down the trailer load (window frame) and hooking it up to my utility.
Out on site I ended up chatting with Ian first thing and he offered to help me install the frame.
I needed to take some time first to install the sill dam - flexible highly adhesive product.
Ian's help made a huge difference and he helped me clamp on a couple of beams that ensured the window would be flush with the rough opening on the external side.
After this I spent several hours making sure that the window was level and centred in the frame.
Then another two hours installing 8 x 100 mm bugle head screws (while avoiding distorting the window jambs and inserting packers).
After this I went around the screw holes and covered the screw heads with some patching compounds.
I was finished quite early, as I had hoped, and headed home to work on paint stripping the external draft beading.
On the way home, I stopped in at the Mount Helena hardware store and picked up a litre of the Methylene Chloride paint stripper.
Once at home, I applied the paint stripper, waited half and hour and then scraped off most of the remaining paint.
I would say that I still have one more application to go.;