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Old 03-31-2015, 02:55 AM   #1
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How do I fix a double-hung window frame that's a bit loose?


If you grab the window sill from the outside, the entire frame wiggles in and out about an inch. What's the best way to fix?

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How do I fix a double-hung window frame that's a bit loose?


What type of material and construction type (i.e. new construction, insert, wood, vinyl, etc.).

Most likely solution is going to sink some screws through the jamb and into the framing of the home but I need a bit more information and ideally a few pictures.

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How do I fix a double-hung window frame that's a bit loose?


Also by wiggles do you mean that the bottom pulls out.....or the top.....or the whole thing? Ron
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How do I fix a double-hung window frame that's a bit loose?


Standard pre-war double-hung wood frame. Bottom pulls out. I have made a ten second video to post.

Sinking screws through the sill to the wall framing seems like it wouldn't work well because there is a gap of several inches between them.
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How do I fix a double-hung window frame that's a bit loose?


Something would have to be very wrong to be able to move a window that far.
Sills are never screwed down.
No video needed, just need a simple picture.
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greatstuff in the counter balance weight wells? At the bottom so not to move the casing at the middle and jam up the sashes?
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How do I fix a double-hung window frame that's a bit loose?


Countersink and scres in a 2 1/2" sheetrock screw through the side jamb into the jack studs, one on each side near the bottom, but DSL NOT crank them tight else you will pull the side jambs out of alignment. Ron

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