stuck windows


Old 06-19-00, 03:39 PM
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OK, I'm going totally insane here. My windows have wooden frames, and I can't open them all the way--they tend to get stuck. They're the typical push-up type of window, if that helps. I don't know if they're stuck because of paint or because the wood tends to swell during rainy months. Can someone please help me figure out how to unstick them before I either break them by accident or some life threatening emergency happens in my house??

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Old 06-19-00, 07:38 PM
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You can try disassembling the windows, stripping, sanding priming and repainting everything, and hope that will fix the problem. (figure about 3 or 4 days per window to do it.) Just be careful not to break any of the wood parts -- they haven't been available for years. Or, you can simply replace them with new retrofit windows with new, energy efficient vinyl units (probably a day to do them all), and the money you save on your utility bills will pay for the new windows in 4 or 5 years, maybe less. It's your choice.

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