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  1. #1
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    Aug 2007

    Default Shrinking Window Frame

    In a crawl space within the third floor of our 1915 house was a painted-over fan windor (semi-circle). I removed it from it's frame to strip the pain on the glass and to repaint and glaze the window. The window came out of the frame very easily. When I attempted to put the window back in the frame several hours later, it appears that the frame has shrunk, because the window no longer fits. Alternately, the window may have expanded. I did heat the glass panes with a hairdryer while stripping the old paint. However, after letting it sit for a day or two, it will still not fit in the opening.

    Any ideas on what could have caused this, or more importantly, how to fix it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Shrinking Window Frame

    It amy just be a snug fit and you have to slide it straight in.
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Shrinking Window Frame

    Just a guess, but did the window get "racked", while you were working on it, enough to throw it off the shape necessary to fit back into the frame?

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