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Old 03-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Trying to clean my windows, scrape some of the paint of them too. In some parts of the house, the windows are pretty high, so getting at them with a ladder is not very comfortable....

I can get the bottom pane to tilt in no problem. Just push in on the "tracks" while pulling the window toward me, and it pops right out. But how do I do the top one? If I try to tilt in, I need to clear two sets of tracks AND the bottom pane....

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First remove the bottom pane---then remove the top one after lowering it---

If it is a tilt in style---tilt bottom one first --then lower top one and tilt.

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The top sash tilts in the same as the lower. Rest the lower sash against the wall, then push the jamb-liners in again to release the upper sash. They can be a bit trickier than the newer models, sometimes they need a little "jerk" to pop them loose.
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It is made to tilt in. Just a bit trickier than the lower sash and requires a bit more maneuvering when you do it.
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Thanks everyone. I've been sheet rocking in my (non-existent) free time, my brain hurts! Then the wife asks me to tilt in the windows....

So easy once I read your hints and tried a few.

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Thanks everyone. I've been sheet rocking in my (non-existent) free time, my brain hurts! Then the wife asks me to tilt in the windows....

So easy once I read your hints and tried a few.

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I have been working on this for several hours, found this thread, still don't understand. I'm hopeful someone can help me b/c the other person who posted figured it out!

My windows I'm struggling with are upstairs, so I can't reach the outside to clean. I was told that is why the previous owners put in these windows. I can tilt open the bottom pane easily. There are "sashes" (is that the right word?) that I push in towards each other while lifting the bottom window up, and then it tilts in towards me (I do this after unlocking the window).

However, there is nothing like this on the top panel, and I don't see anything on the top panel that looks like something that would allow it to tilt in.

There is a screen on the outside of the window...it only covers the bottom pane, but when I tilt in the bottom pane, I am able to move the screen up so that it covers the top pane, completely leaving the bottom pane open to the outside...if this makes a difference.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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You really would have been better off posting your own question, not add onto some elses.
You may have a single hung window if someone cheaped out when buying the windows.
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You really would have been better off posting your own question, not add onto some elses.
You may have a single hung window if someone cheaped out when buying the windows.

Thank you...brand new to msg board, so I have now created my own thread. Thanks for guidance/suggestion.

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