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Parts of a Casement Window

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Parts of a Casement Window
Today we're going to be taking a look at the various parts of a casement window. Whether you're looking for replacement parts for your casement window, or are just curious how casement windows function, this post will cover all you need to know. 

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How to Measure Spiral Window Balances

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How to Measure Spiral Window Balances

To measure spiral window balances first you measure the width of the metal tube, the most common widths are 5/8" and 3/8". Then you need to measure the length of the balance. When measuring the length, measure only the metal tube, don't include the colored coupling or spiral. Measure the width of the tube. This balance has a width of 5/8" When measuring the length, measure only the metal tube This balance is 14"

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How to Measure Block & Tackle Window Balances

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How to Measure Block & Tackle Window Balances

To measure block and tackle window balances first you measure the width of the metal channel, the most common widths are 5/8" and 3/8". Then you need to measure the length of the balance. When measuring the length, measure only the metal channel, don't include the plastic guides. If the stamp on your balance is easily visible, you can use that to determine the length. The first part of the stamp is one inch shorter than the physical length of the balance. For instance, if your balance has a stamp of 1440 or 14-4, your balance is 15" long. Measure the...

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Parts of a Tilting Double or Single Hung Window

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Parts of a Tilting Double or Single Hung Window

Today we're going to be taking a look at the various parts of a tilting double or single hung window. Whether you're looking for replacement parts for your tilting window, or are just curious how tilting windows function, this post will cover all you need to know.  Various parts of a double or single hung window Sash We'll start off with the window sash. A window's sash is simply the part of the window that holds the glass and keeps it in place. Generally, the sash can be moved up or down, but some are fixed. For single hung windows, the bottom...

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What is a Window Sash Cam and How to Install a Sash Cam

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What is a Window Sash Cam and How to Install a Sash Cam
In this guide, we'll be going over what a window sash cam is, how to select the correct sash cam for your application, and how to remove and install a replacement sash cam.

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