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Removing a window sash to repair?

Posted by siobhanny5 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 6, 08 at 9:49

Looking to replace the cracked glass in two original windows of 1920s house; the crack's located in the lower sash of both.

Called the glass company, who told me it's easy to pop out the sashes and bring into the shop. Would be $60 for total of two windows, if I bring them in, as opposed to $125 if I have the glass guys come to me. If it's really that easy to do, will bring them in, but anything I'm missing here? Don't want to do any damage....

As you can tell, I'm not too handy. :)


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RE: Removing a window sash to repair?

Usually, the only thing that holds a bottom sash in place is the outside stop - the small interior trim piece on each side of the window that fits next to the sash; this will need to be pryed loose enough to remove the sash. If the sash has weights, it's more complicated & you might consider paying extra to have it done; it's not hard, but complicated to explain because of individual variables.


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RE: Removing a window sash to repair?

Thank you, antiquesilver. The sash indeed has weights, so think I'll go to pro route, since it's still relatively inexpensive to do so. Thanks again.


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