Step 9: Rehang the Sash

Rehang the Sash to Save That Sash
Photo: David Carmack
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If the windows have old weatherstripping, replace it; if there isn't any, add it. (See instructions for weatherstripping a window.) Clean and reattach the hardware; lubricate the pulley axles with a silicone or Teflon spray. Reattach the cords or chains to the upper sash, and reinstall the parting beads or replace them with new ones. Hook the cords or chains to the lower sash, then put both stops back on the jamb to hold the restored sash in place.

TOH Tip: Strip paint-encrusted hardware by giving it an overnight dip in a warm Crock-Pot filled with sudsy water.
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    Tools List

    • flat prybar
      Pry Bar
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-Head Screwdriver
    • electric heat gun
      Heat Gun (with nozzle shield)
    • utility knife
      Utility Knife
    • putty knife
      Putty Knife
    • dremel
      Dremel (with carving bit)
    • Natural Bristle Brush
      Natural Bristle Brush (for oil-based primer)
    • synthetic brush
      Synthetic Filament Brush (for top coat)

    Shopping List

    1. Flexible Epoxy Wood Repair System

    2. Plexiglas

    3. Glazing Compound

    4. Glazier's Points

    5. Oil-based Primer

    6. Acrylic Latex Paint

    7. Weatherstripping, if needed

    8. Silicon Spray

    9. Sash Cord or Chains