I have a circa 1946 bungalow that has woodedn double hung windows and I cannot see a way to remove the sashes for R&R w/o demolishing part of the window. These are not weights and ropes but spring held sashes. With the stops removed, there is a spline that is fixed into the jam that rides along a groove in the sash that is holding both the upper an dlower sash in. It runs the entire height of the jam. It appears the spline was slid down into the groove after the sashes were put in place and is glued/painted in after all these years. It looks like I have to ....
1. Cut the exposed part of the spline out
2. Remove sashes
3. Rout out the old spline
4. Buy/make a new spline
5. Install after I R&R the sahes
Am I missing something?
I have a photo but the forum keeps rejecting my photos for some reason even if I have cut them down to a small size....