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Help - can't remove old interior storm windows


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Old 05-10-11, 09:15 AM
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I rent a house with old, horizontal sliding aluminum windows. The problem is that the behind the sliding windows is an interior storm window, then a screen. I have no trouble removing the sliding sections but the interior storm window is one whole piece that appears to have to be removed by pulling it out. There are two small 1 inch thumb-sized handles (one on the bottom left and bottom right). I have no idea how to remove this thing. There are no screw or clips otherwise. Do I pry it out of the frame from the inside of the house? I'm afraid to do the wrong thing and break the whole piece. I would say these windows are at least 30 years old. Getting very frustrated *AC is not working and it is 90+ degrees out. Thanks for any/all help!

P.S. the landlord has no idea how to remove them either, otherwise I'd be done by now.
 
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Old 05-10-11, 10:27 AM
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Have to say...I think we'll need some pics...How To Put Pictures In Your Post - DoItYourself.com Community Forums

Most likely there is crud and stuff locking it in somehow. Might even have been caulked in place.
 
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Old 05-10-11, 10:39 AM
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Okay, I'll upload some when I get home this evening. Hopefully someone out there has seen this type of window...
 
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Old 05-10-11, 08:28 PM
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Okay here are some images of the window (the horizontal sliding windows have been removed). The close-ups are of the clip handles I was telling you about. The other is a larger image of the storm window with the screen behind it. I tried prying the storm window tonight and could get movement but I'm not sure if it should be slid up and then popped out like the horizontal panes or what. Or are these interior storm windows some weird kind that have to come off from the outside??

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Old 05-11-11, 04:37 AM
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It looks like the screen should slide up and then come out from the bottom. It would probably help to use a putty knife [the wider the better] to gently pry the screen up. I'm sure it's just stuck from years of being in place and should come out easily with a little convincing

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Old 05-13-11, 02:27 PM
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Well the screen is on the outside, storm window is on the inside so I assumed the storm window would come out first. Do you think I would need to try removing them from the outside? Tried prying with a screwdriver but all it did was shift it around on the track a little.
 
 

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