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Old 11-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Old wooden window can not be closed 100%


Hi all, thanks for reading this thread...

Our 1935 old house is giving us trouble again. This time it's the old wooden window that can NOT be closed 100%...

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As you can see, it seems that the window frame metal piece (possibly for weatherization or something, or to prevent rain water coming in) is rusty and deformed in some way, and is preventing the two windows to close completely.
What would be the recommended way to get this fixed? Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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remove and replace with new weather striping?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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is there any old wooden window diagram or something that shows what that metal part is for? Although I think it's weather striping it might not be, and it's not like regular weather striping which I can easily find the part....Have anyone had any similar issues before and was able to fix it yourself? Thanks!
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Strybuc and Blaine are the two places that I recommend for hardware but I don't think they carry the historic stuff.
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Maybe Iím missing something but Iím not seeing anything in your picture preventing it from closing.

Are you sure nothings binding on the hinge side like built up paint, grime etc?
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Are you sure nothings binding on the hinge side like built up paint, grime etc?
Hinge side problem would be my guess as well.
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Pictures so small I can not see anything. Looks like the side of the window not the bottom.
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Pictures so small I can not see anything. Looks like the side of the window not the bottom.
You can click on the picture to see a bigger picture, thanks!
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You can click on the picture to see a bigger picture, thanks!
And then you can zoom in on that and count dust if you want to.
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