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Replacing sash cords on "mid-century" windows

Replacing sash cords on "mid-century" windows

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Old 08-30-17, 07:26 AM
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Replacing sash cords on "mid-century" windows

Last weekend I helped my daughter & family move into their new home. The house was built in 1968, has some nice details, and is mostly in very good shape. One thing I noticed is that most of the thin nylon sash cords on the large double-hungs are snapped. I didn't see pockets to access these like in really old windows--is there a weight or a spring hidden somewhere? There are casement windows in the home that are Andersen but I couldn't determine if the double-hungs are also Andersen.
 
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Some pics might help. Isn't 1968 late for sash cords?
 
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Old 08-30-17, 08:06 AM
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Your sash cords come down from a plastic cartridge that is located in the head of the window. Hard telling what brand they are... we cant determine that for you. Look for a brand mark on the cartridge or in the bottom corners of the glass... it will be very faint if its an Andersen (AW).
 
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Old 08-31-17, 08:56 AM
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Isn't 1968 late for sash cords?
Apparently not. I found instructions on the Andersen website that shows the replacement--including a mod you must make to fit counterbalance boxes to pre-1980 windows.
 
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Okay, I guess that 1968 isn't too late.
 
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