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  1. #1
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    Cool Runaway Double Hung Windows

    I have wooden double hung windows that were probably installed in the '60s. Most of them will not stay up on their own. The one that does seems to have a strip of aluminum, similar to aluminum flashing between the window and the frame. I haven't been able to figure out how this works and how I can repair the remaining windows. None of them have a rope or a place where a rope had been. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Runaway Double Hung Windows

    Whitout pictures it's hard to say what you have. The metal may be weather stripping or part of a spring balance.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Runaway Double Hung Windows

    Like Jack said itís hard to comment on how to fix what you have without a picture.

    But if you are missing sash weights then you might consider using spring balances (what Jack mentioned) to provide the lift. Check out the following TOH video clip:
    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/vide...051635,00.html

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