Sacrifice a parting bead to remove sash?
Double hung windows, lower sash has functioning sash pullies, the upper sash appears to be fixed in place.
I was able to remove the lower sash and secure the weights. But I am unable to remove either of the interior parting beads keeping the upper sash in. The upper sash meeting rail flairs out and covers the mid section of the parting beads.
I know I could approach this from the outside, but it is the second story, and I would like to keep the triple track storms in place while I work on the sashes.
If I break one of the parting beads, the window will come out fairly easily. Any other ideas?
This is a closeup photo of where the sash rail overlaps the parting bead.