Any tricks to remove the parting bead?
I've reached a point in sash removal where I am a bit stumped on what to try next.
I'm working from the inside on this double-hung window. I've managed to get the lower sash out, and moved the upper sash all the way down to the sill. To get the upper sash to move down, I had to strip off all of the paint that was on the inside of the jamb and that side of the parting bead. The upper sash is still a bit sticky to move up and down, and as it has multiple panes of glass, I don't want to keep having to push it up and down, in fear of dislodging a rail.
I have Meany's "Working Windows" book. He says to put a pry bar on the side of the parting bead opposite the interior (on the pulley side), hammer it in, and pry out the parting bead.
Is there a trick to which way to angle the pry bar for this? The gap between the parting bead and the jamb is just a thin 'seam'--I'm having trouble imagining hammering in the edge of the pry bar there.
I've tried grasping the parting bead at the top with a pair of pliers and pulling outwards from the jamb. It budges about 1/32 of an inch, and then stops. (And I got mad at myself because the pliers scraped the stain layer off the bead, and the spouse will have something to say about that, if he notices!)
Anyway, any tricks that have worked for you in the past?
Thanks in advance!