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Old 03-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #16
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Easiest way to check is with a framing square. Check all four corners looking along the edge of the square. If you don't have a framing square you can use a measuring tape. Using the same points, measure from the top left corner diagonally to the bottom right. Then from the top right to the bottom left. The measurement should be the same if the window frame is square. As an additional check you and measure from the top of the frame to the bottom of the frame along several points.
Just measured diagonal from corner to corner and the measurements are the same and the top to bottom are the same as well. Maybe your suppose to apply a little pressure after closing the window all the way for it to latch? All the advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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Sometimes if the windows not snug enough when adjusting the two screws on the side the top sash drops some causing the window to be hard to lock.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:39 PM   #18
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Sometimes if the windows not snug enough when adjusting the two screws on the side the top sash drops some causing the window to be hard to lock.
Oh those two screws I was referring to in my other post? Should I try to adjust them? Thanks
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #19
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Ok, here are the pics. Don't know what the issue is here. The measurements all check. Also, don't know if you can see how the latch does not line up. We can't close they latch anymore because there is TOO much pressure. I tried adjusting the screws but that did not help. Now they are become a little loose and wobbly because when closed there is A LOT of pressure. I'm upset....lol

Before the window was installed my wife took out those side screws and the window slide up like it had springs.....she put them back in and it worked ok.

EDIT: Just did the diagonal and it's a 1/4" difference. Guess the all the nails need to be removed and the siding come off and window out.........
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It might be an illusion, but in pic #1, it looks like the top of the frame is bowed down in the center.

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Is this a new construction window (with nail fins)?

Put a straight edge from the top to bottom of the frame on the inside on both sides and see what you got.

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It might be an illusion, but in pic #1, it looks like the top of the frame is bowed down in the center.
I noticed that too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #22
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It might be an illusion, but in pic #1, it looks like the top of the frame is bowed down in the center.

I said the same thing but put the level on it and its fine but it looks a bit bowed. How could that be?
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I said the same thing but put the level on it and its fine but it looks a bit bowed. How could that be?
It's probably the camera that's throwing us off. If your level is straight and the window frame is flush against it, then it's straight. Pic #3 showed the 1/4" difference. Do you have a gap on the opposite side? If the top of the frame is really bowed, it would push the top sash down making it hard to use the lock.

At this point, I think the window needs to come out.

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It's probably the camera that's throwing us off. If your level is straight and the window frame is flush against it, then it's straight. Pic #3 showed the 1/4" difference. Do you have a gap on the opposite side? If the top of the frame is really bowed, it would push the top sash down making it hard to use the lock.

At this point, I think the window needs to come out.
Yes were gonna take it out. ...i guess. . I dont think it's bowed.... Think its the camera. There is a gap on the other latch as well. Thats a whole lotta nails( and they are caulked as well) to come out but there is no pratical choice I guess.
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I'm sure you will, but check the frame for squareness after you pull it.

You sure do have a lot of projects going on at the same time.
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Mr Lucky, that looks like a softlite pro / classic series, no? ... For a third time, I'll ask for the reveal of the sash frame interface. Lower the upper sash 1/4" and raise the lower sash by the same and take a pic of the "gap" from side to side. That will be very telling as to whether or not the window needs to be yanked or not.
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Mr Lucky, that looks like a softlite pro / classic series, no? ... For a third time, I'll ask for the reveal of the sash frame interface. Lower the upper sash 1/4" and raise the lower sash by the same and take a pic of the "gap" from side to side. That will be very telling as to whether or not the window needs to be yanked or not.
Its a Soft-lite barrington with laminated glass. Sorry HS. I'll do that ehen i get home from work tonight for sure. I did lower it last night and the opening (thats the reveal, corect?)had the same measurement. But i will def do both and snap a pic.....i'm so stressed. . Thanks a lot for the help.
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I'm sure you will, but check the frame for squareness after you pull it.

You sure do have a lot of projects going on at the same time.
I do. Thanks DJ
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Mr Lucky, that looks like a softlite pro / classic series, no? ... For a third time, I'll ask for the reveal of the sash frame interface. Lower the upper sash 1/4" and raise the lower sash by the same and take a pic of the "gap" from side to side. That will be very telling as to whether or not the window needs to be yanked or not.
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Pictures are tough to tell right now because of the potential of some distortion but that head frame certainly looks bowed.

That could be verified in about 2 seconds by showing the interface of the upper sash vs. the frame.
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Pictures are tough to tell right now because of the potential of some distortion but that head frame certainly looks bowed.

That could be verified in about 2 seconds by showing the interface of the upper sash vs. the frame.
So open the upper sash(like HS suggested) so there is some daylight showing?

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