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snudge
how to re-rope sash and case windows?

My friend having moved house has asked if i could re-rope his sash and case windows. I have looked inside the pockets and the wieghts are inside but could someone please tell me the easiest way to re-rope. the sashes themselves are in good order and are Approx 0.7m high by 1m wide.
Hope someone can help.
Snudge.

Fencepost
Re: how to re-rope sash and case windows?

Check out the How-To/Windows section of thisoldhouse.com -- you should find some good advice in there.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/windows

How to replace window sash cords (video): http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,1631564,00.html

If you choose to use rope, be sure to use sash cord. It's natural fiber, solid-braid rope just the right size. Synthetic rope won't be able to withstand the ultraviolet light.

A. Spruce
Re: how to re-rope sash and case windows?

If you've got access into the weight pockets, installing new sash rope isn't all that big a deal, other than getting the sashes out of the jambs without destroying the trim pieces. If you don't have access to the weight pockets, then first I'd suggest using sash springs (http://images.hardwareandtools.com/P/8071813.jpg ). Other than that you'll either be removing the entire window frame or cutting access holes into the frames and installing covers once the ropes are replaced.

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