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    Window Well Covers

    Anyone know where i could get some metal grate style covers custom made? I have two 36x68 window well covers and the prices for plexiglas covers are insane.

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    Where do you live??? That is kind of important for a question like this.

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    Not sure if they do this type of work or not, I know they do different custom type stuff, check with All Fab they are in Fargo on 7th Ave N just south of Aggregate Industries concrete plant.... worth a shot I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyb15 View Post
    Anyone know where i could get some metal grate style covers custom made? I have two 36x68 window well covers and the prices for plexiglas covers are insane.
    why cover them?

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    and how much are the plexi's?

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    i have a 3 year old that i don't want falling down the window wells. the plexi's are 300ish each.

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    I'm in the same boat as you. I have four of them to cover, and there is no way in hell I'm spending that kind of money to buy the good ones. I'll likely end up building my own out of plexiglass, a few hinges, flat aluminum, and nuts/bolts. I haven't found any good plans to follow yet, but I'm going to do some looking this afternoon.

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    I have fiberglass grating, 1" thick, but I'm sure it would be more than $300 each, by the time the dust settled.

    However, a 300 lb man could jump on them...

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    check out Wyatt's Welding (701-866-9821) I know he makes custom window well covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
    why cover them?

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    and how much are the plexi's?
    I assume covering them prevents people from falling into them in the dark and keeps the rain out.

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    i use plexiglass sheets that are cut a few inches bigger than the hole. a few spikes on the outside edge of the window well. then lay the plexi against the window and up against the spikes. as it sits, it curls or curves down or inward a bit. works like a charm at keeping water out. the sides are open though. but, not enough room to crawl or fall into.

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    I doubt this would hold a person if they stepped


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    Also, whatever you use just remember, somebody may have to get out of that window well cover someday.

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    cute picket fence around perimeter?

    or hog fencing if that’s yer style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espringers View Post
    i use plexiglass sheets that are cut a few inches bigger than the hole. a few spikes on the outside edge of the window well. then lay the plexi against the window and up against the spikes. as it sits, it curls or curves down or inward a bit. works like a charm at keeping water out. the sides are open though. but, not enough room to crawl or fall into.
    pics plz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSM View Post
    Also, whatever you use just remember, somebody may have to get out of that window well cover someday.
    Exactly!! You need to be able to get out of it from the basement in case of fire.

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    something like this that just rests there?... easy to push up

    And if there's ice binding it down in winter is easy to smash though in emergency.

    Lets light in. Isn't grotesque.

    In fact - I have an open egress and I'm going to build something a lot like this.

    NDA does it again. Thanks guys.


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    Good call on the ice build-up guy. I'm going to build something like this. I wonder if there is anyway to prevent snow/ice from building up that and keep it from sealing shut.



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    Good call on the ice build-up guy. I'm going to build something like this. I wonder if there is anyway to prevent snow/ice from building up that and keep it from sealing shut.

    Any ideas on the best way to attached this type of cover to the metal window wells? Needs to be something that is easy enough to push up from the inside, but also strong enough not to come loose with a gust of wind.

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    You could use short bungee cords with SS hooks inside of the window well.

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    Will take pics in the morning

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    I’d sure cover em. A few years ago a kid was backing up to catch a baseball, fell in and Imthink broke his neck or some serious injury.

    we broke the bank and got the plexiglass ones made. Not cheap. Keeps stuff like bunny rabbits and critters from falling in and leaves and junk from blowing in, too.havent even opened the plexiglass panels to clean any junk out for 3-4 years since we installed them. Easy to open from the inside and light enough to easily lift from either the inside or outside in an emergency. Expensive, but IMO probably worth it.

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