This past early summer I had 4 double hung windows at about $500 each (
triple pane ) installed. Unbeknownst to me at that time, one of my rear
windows with turn latches ( i don't know what they are called ) they
have on each side, a latch that you turn to open and close. Well, it
turns out that they may need to be replaced...but so far, most companys
demand a minium of 5, some may come down to 4. I do not have any more
windows. Does anyone know how I can get one? I don't know if I want the
exact type to replace.
Well, obviously I have a warranty...but apparently it only covers the 4
windows that I contracted for...so how does a warranty cover a 5th,
when i never had mentioned it to the salesman...although, i could give
it a try.
Yes, couldn't think of the name..crank it is. I oiled it and there is a
slight improvement, but I believe the main problem is that when I had
the window opened this summer, closing the crank and lock it in place,
there was no force behind it, so the 2 'hooks' or whatever they are
callled could not make contact for the slot. Fortunately, on the first
floor, I was able to go outside and push it closer and then those
'hooks' locked. I hate to think I have to do that all the time just to
Tbat's a symptom more than a problem. I don't think you know what the
problem is. Did you oil the hinges too, and spray silicone lube on
any of the parts that slide together?
Did you oil all the parts that rub together in the crank mehcanism, or
only the crank shaft itself?
If the crank is binding even after it has been lubed inthe right
places, it can be replaced.
When people say windows need replacing, it is normally because the
frames are falling apart, not because the mechanism etc. need
lubrication, which sounds to me like your problem.
Unless you lock the window every time you go out, that doesn't seem
like a big problem.
Thank u...when I said oiled the crank, I meant the mechanism of it, not
the handle. It turned out, that just outside the frame on the brick
side, protruded a section with a screw that had loosen. I tighten it
and now all is well:)
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