Jalousie Window Repair
I have a 35 year old, inherited, manufactured home in SW Florida and it has, of course, Jalousie windows. One of the windows will not completely close, the crank will turn her to within one inch of closing and then the crank handle just spins with no effect on the glass. I can buy new replacement hardware, but how do I ge the control box out? What I see is the control arm with crank handle going into a small rectangular box that I assume contains a gear drive (maybe like a rack and pinion assembly), The control box is at the base of the window and has a connecting rod that runs horizontally to the opposite side of the windw casement and attaches to the flex hinge (do not know if that is what it is called), but all of this is tightly contained in the window casement. My question is how do I get the control box disconnected from that horizontal rod and how do I get the control box open (it appears to be pop riveted closed). My local ACE Hardware has all of the parts I need but I must first get the control box disconnected and out of the window.