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Windows Won'T Stay Open


Name: Ken  City:

Question: I recently purchased a home and several of the double hung windows will not stay open unless we use some kind of prop. Any ideas on how to repair such a problem??


Name: Deck1ng | Date: July 7, 2004, 13:45
Answer: You will have to increase the weights. The weights should = the weight of the window. remove the window and weigh it. then check the total weight of the hung weights, increase as neccesery equally on each side.


Name: Deck1ng | Date: July 7, 2004, 13:46
Answer: The weights are too small. remove and increase. Each weight should be half of the window weight.


Name: Sash & Door | Date: November 20, 2004, 13:27
Answer: Tilt in the sash and completely remove. Usuallty there is a pin on ech side of the sash which goes into the balance. They are probably not in the balance shoe.