A while back I posted about a slider window problem - wouldn't close
completely, see below.
The moveable pane has a slight vertical fin on the back so that it will
close against a mirror image fin on the fixed window thus - theoretically -
keeping small critters out. It turns out that the fixed window is bowed
slightly...just enough to keep the moveable pane from passing without
pushing the bow out. Cheap windows are a PITA.
I haven't come up with a fix, may just put in a screw so the window can
never again open :)
Nope, never took it out. To do so, I'd have to reduce the height of two
fins on the inside of the moveable pane. They are notched now - presumably
to allow removal - but the notches are not deep enough. No big thing to
enlarge them but there goes the bronze anodized finish. A marking pen would
more or less fix that, main reason is that there are other more pressing
things to take care of.
For example, Mow Guy clipped off the PVC riser for a hose bib while we were
on a trip. He clipped it off because a) he was careless and b) the riser
was two feet away from the house. Just fixed that, good thing the power was
off while we were away (water is from a well).
Seems like you can't easily fix the fixed pane with a bow. If that is the
case, perhaps you can modify the moving pane to match or otherwise clear the
bow. You can file, grind, or cut the fin as needed until it closes.
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