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How to stop a window from falling down when opened


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08-13-13, 05:44 PM   #1  
How to stop a window from falling down when opened

I have a house that I rent out section 8. Section 8 requires that all windows stay up. I have a window that falls down when its opened. It's a wooden window. I've called several companies trying to find a track for it but no one seems to be able to get one for me. Is there a way to stop the window from falling down when opened?

 
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08-13-13, 06:18 PM   #2  
Got a picture?
May have to remove the casing on the side and reshim the window tighter.
Another way is with jamb liners.
Window Jamb Liners

 
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08-13-13, 07:13 PM   #3  
I agree with the picture request. You might just need to replace the sash cords.


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08-13-13, 08:53 PM   #4  
what are jamb liners? how difficult is it to reshim the window tighter?

 
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08-13-13, 09:08 PM   #5  
what are sash cords? pls explain.

 
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08-14-13, 07:26 PM   #6  
In older houses the windows are held up by weights in pockets inside the wall. These weights are attached to the window with rope. These ropes will break and the window won't stay up. See video:

How to Replace Window Sash Cords | Video | This Old House


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08-15-14, 06:00 PM   #7  
We use these to keep the windows up. Nice little idea

WindowCinch - simple, secure, economical!

Just need a dowel and this little plastic pieces. Works perfect.

 
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08-16-14, 05:34 AM   #8  
Here is a quick and simple solution: Prime-Line Wood Window Sash Spring-F 2537 at The Home Depot

 
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