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Old 04-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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HELP!!Soft lite hard top open.


Ok, I put Great Stuff(non expanding for windows) insulating foam between the rough opening and window for both of my windows. I did not put a lot at all. The one window is fine but now the other is VERY hard to open as it get to the top and squeaks as if it rubbing against something . I removed all the foam and still nothing. I tried adjusting the screws on the side and nothing. I can't freakin believe this. I guess I need to get a framing square to see if it still square?? What else could it be? The weather just turned very warm here....doubt that has something to do with it. Thanks.:cursin g:

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Does the sash move from side to side?
There's most often two screw holes per side where the screws go in. If the sash is to tight, back off that center screw and adjust the screws in a tiny bit until the sash moves easy.

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a lot of times the window is looser in the middle because the vertical sides bow out and they tighten back up near the top and bottom though the top jamb and bottom seal should not let it tighten up to much...
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Does the sash move from side to side?
There's most often two screw holes per side where the screws go in. If the sash is to tight, back off that center screw and adjust the screws in a tiny bit until the sash moves easy.
Ill check it out joe... Thanks much
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a lot of times the window is looser in the middle because the vertical sides bow out and they tighten back up near the top and bottom though the top jamb and bottom seal should not let it tighten up to much...
Thanks. Believe me something is not right. Is was working fine
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Thanks. Believe me something is not right. Is was working fine

if you can get up on a ladder and sight down the sides of the window you should be able to see if the sides are wonky, just have to get your sight of vision in the correct place.
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Insulated foam, even low pressure window and door, need to be applied in thin passes in an ideal format.

Sometimes the foams can over expands if they aren't formulated exactly right either.

Check the reveals as the guys mentioned above and that will start the discovery process.

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