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Some of my double hung wood windows (circa 1970) don't stay open

Some of my double hung wood windows (circa 1970) don't stay open

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Old 09-23-18, 07:56 PM
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Some of my double hung wood windows (circa 1970) don't stay open

Both of the sashes more or less fall in a few of the windows in our 1971 ranch. We have to resort to putting sticks under each to hold them up, etc.

They have metal (looks like aluminum) jambs or (liners?) where the sashes slide up and down.

Is there a way to fix these? I saw a video where I think the guy said these type of windows rely on pressure to hold the windows in place. I don't have ropes or pulleys in these windows.

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Like I mentioned the last time you asked.... there are several kinds of aluminum jamb double hungs, and each has its own peculiarities. No way to tell what kind you have with no additional info or pictures.
 
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Like I mentioned the last time you asked.... there are several kinds of aluminum jamb double hungs, and each has its own peculiarities. No way to tell what kind you have with no additional info or pictures.
Thanks Xsleeper. I forgot, but I can't post any more pictures for some reason. I'll take a closer look at the windows tomorrow and see what I can see as far as screws or whatnot.
 
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Find a website to upload pictures to and post the link.
 
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today I was fixing some of the glazing with LATEX Dap. I would like to do it the proper" way, but I don't have the time right now and want to take the windows out to do it. All of my windows also have permanent aluminum 3 track storms, so I wouldn't think that the glazing would matter as much maybe.

I scraped out (with a 3 & 1) a lot of the really crumbly old glazing basically down to the wood. I didn't prime as this is really a temporary fix until I can take out the windows and do a proper job one by one (I on;y have 12 windows on the whole house.

I noticed a "well type" gouge line along the rabbit when I scraped out the old glazing. What is this for?

I noticed that the metal "jamb liner" is stapled in. I'm thinking that in order to get the window sashes out (it'll give me something to do in the winter) I take out the "trim" in front of these on the inside of the window and then take out the staples and HOPEFULLY the sashes and the liners come right out from the inside I would think?

I thought that maybe I'd have to take the casing (trim) around the window out also, but upon a closer look it looks as if the casing and (this piece that holds the windows in) are separate pieces of wood.
 
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Glazing does usually last longer when protected by a storm window. Most windows have that groove, I don't know why .... maybe it helps the glazing have more to adhere to. I don't know much about those metal liners but suspect it would be difficult to remove them and keep them in good enough condition to reuse.
 
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Can I get new jamb liners to replace the aluminum ones if I had too?

Is the "stop" the piece of wood trim that holds the sash in from the inside of the window and separate from the interior casing?



Are all wood windows theoretically the same with regard to lasting quality, etc?

I mean I know there are some diehard wooden window fans out there and I realize mine don't have any "historical" importance obviously, but are wooden windows wooden windows?
 
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Yes, the stop helps hold the window in place. Like most things there is a wide range of quality between wooden windows.
 
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