Casement windows bang in wind when open


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Old 06-03-10, 11:59 AM
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Casement windows bang in wind when open

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Our casement windows have a lot of play in them--when they're open, and if the wind is strong, they flump back and forth a bit as the wind changes direction. This is more prevalent when they're open a little instead of a lot. Anyway, I'd appreciate suggestions on how to stop or reduce this movement. BTW, those old casement lock thingies are not an option. Thanks.
 
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Old 06-03-10, 12:35 PM
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Well...you could try replacing the operator arm and hinge hardware..but I doubt if it will help that much. Even new, quality windows have some play in the components. Like you, I've observed that the worst position is slightly open. That probably has something to to with the way the latches have to function.

Other than the lock arms...I don't know if there is a real solution.

We have a couple of real good window Pro's here...so hopefully they will weigh in...

Oh...do you have a brand and approx age?
 
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Old 06-03-10, 03:25 PM
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What he said. How much play in the mechanisms, window brand, hardware brand if not window brand. The most availbe hardware is from 'Truth' hardware. They make a lot of OEM as well as replacement hardware.
 
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Old 06-04-10, 03:29 AM
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As Bill said, Truth probably has a solution. Here is what Truth has that might solve your problem: http://www.truth.com/main/catalog/co...ice.r7.pdf.pdf
 
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Old 06-04-10, 08:02 AM
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Hi folks. I downloaded the Truth PDF and this item looks like it could solve the problem. Thanks, all, for your comments.

In case anyone is interested, I noticed there's far greater play in the worst offender (the crank rotates a half-turn from engaging open to close) than the other windows (less than a quarter turn). So replacing the crank mechanism is on the agenda.

They're made by Martin in Quebec (I live in Canada). The windows are about 10 years old. The Martin folks replaced all the operator arm and hinge hardware about 4 years ago.
 
 

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