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dogfish
Mechanical Window Opener?

I have a customer who swears he saw a mechanical window opener for either a casement or awning window on an episode of TOH. He didn't know if it was a retro-fit thing or an offering by a particular window manufacturer. I've tried to find such a thing over the internet and through several window lines that are avialable to me, with no luck. In the house I am building for him we have one pair of awning windows set up in a shed dormer in the roof of the dining room. He would like to be able to open and close the windows with the push of a button. I told him worst case I can have a long crank made with some kind of universal joint in it to operate the windows from below. He'd be o.k. with that but I promised I would search high and low for a mechanical option as well. Anybody know of such a thing or remember what he might have seen on the show? Any other suggestions for ways of dealing with opening and closing of high windows would be appreciated.

ed21
Re: Mechanical Window Opener?

didn't see the show, but Miller window wand might work.
http://windowwand.net/_wsn/page2.html

Re: Mechanical Window Opener?

I have wired one of these before I think Velux makes one

ed21
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I missed "by the push of a button" part. Velux & Andersen definately make one for skylights. I wouldn't be surprised if at least the big name window mfgrs didn't made one for windows.

ChicagoMike
Re: Mechanical Window Opener?

Marvin makes them for awning and casements. The mechanism and switch is made by Truth called Sentry II.

Sherry
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