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Openable windows screwed closed

Discussion in 'Property Maintenance' started by MikeC, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. ADAguy

    ADAguy Registered User

    Sep 11, 2013
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    Units do have ac, right?
  2. Mark K

    Mark K Platinum Member

    May 12, 2010
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    I would suggest that a greater problem are the sliding wood windows that are not operable because they have been painted and the dried paint at the edges mean they are painted shut.
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  3. emy

    emy Registered User

    Mar 14, 2017
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    Anyone can DIY an inoperable sliding windows. It would approx. take around 1 to 2 hours for repairs and you might require screwdriver, pliers, hammer, wire brush, vacuum and putty knife. Remember to spread a drop cloth on the floor near the window. Also make arrangements for replacement rollers, latch as needed, spray graphite lubricant.

    The tracks can be wooden or vinyl and most of them have one or more sashes that slide along metal tracks at bottom and top of the frame.

    Many windows and doors manufacturers at madison say that the main or prevalent problem is dirt in the bottom track. Get it cleaned and lubricate the track. Clean the sash on the bottom too.

    Regarding the catch which secures the window when closed, bend a small part to make them work or get it replaced.

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