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Old 03-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #31
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Only time I've seen a frame bow like that is if the R/O was to small and the window got jambed in there.
There was suppost to be a gap so the window could be leveled and plumbed.
If there is no gap removing the widows not going to do any good unless the framing is fixed.
Sometimes a couple of wacks with a hammer can knock it back enough.


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Old 03-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #32
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Only time I've seen a frame bow like that is if the R/O was to small and the window got jambed in there.
There was suppost to be a gap so the window could be leveled and plumbed.
If there is no gap removing the widows not going to do any good unless the framing is fixed.
Sometimes a couple of wacks with a hammer can knock it back enough.

The R/O is not touching the window frame. there is about 1/2-3/4 inch.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:07 AM   #33
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Well the guy who installed the window just got to my house and is saying the middle of the top frame is bowing a little ... He did the reveal thing and put a framing square on it. I can't believe this happened and how if the r/o header is not touching the frame and the sides don't touch either?

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #34
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if you look from the outside of the house as the bottom window sash sits closed, look at where the sash lands on the window sill. if there is a gap on one side then that could be the problem, meaning the window sits out of level across the bottom. some windows are tight when new also and I push the top sash up with one hand while applying pressure downward on the lower sash and then lock it with the lock.
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if the reveal is showing both sides have an equal gap but a smaller gap in the middle (across the top), then the head jamb is indeed bowing/sagging. It does look like that in the pic, but I wanted to see the reveal to confirm that. Easy solution: shoot a screw up through the middle of the head jamb and suck it back up. Pretty standard stuff, nothing to fret about. Drill a 3/8 hole, shoot a screw in through the outer wall (of the window) and pick up a little white hole plug from the hardware store to put in there. Alternatively, if everything checks out on the upper and lower reveals, then the window is square and doesn't need to come out. Depending on just HOW hard it is to lock, it could be something as simple as the lower bulb seal breaking in, or a sash that was made slightly too tall. No biggie in that regard either, as it would be replaced under warranty and swapped out in 30 sec.
The only way that you are in any real predicament is if the window is installed out of square, because the as I mentioned earlier it would need to be yanked and reset to fix properly.
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if the reveal is showing both sides have an equal gap but a smaller gap in the middle (across the top), then the head jamb is indeed bowing/sagging. It does look like that in the pic, but I wanted to see the reveal to confirm that. Easy solution: shoot a screw up through the middle of the head jamb and suck it back up. Pretty standard stuff, nothing to fret about. Drill a 3/8 hole, shoot a screw in through the outer wall (of the window) and pick up a little white hole plug from the hardware store to put in there. Alternatively, if everything checks out on the upper and lower reveals, then the window is square and doesn't need to come out. Depending on just HOW hard it is to lock, it could be something as simple as the lower bulb seal breaking in, or a sash that was made slightly too tall. No biggie in that regard either, as it would be replaced under warranty and swapped out in 30 sec.
The only way that you are in any real predicament is if the window is installed out of square, because the as I mentioned earlier it would need to be yanked and reset to fix properly.
It's pretty hard to lock...the levers you turn are becoming compromised and wobbly like they are going to break off. I'm not locking it as of now....too much pressure on the levers when locked. If we determine the solution is to shoot a screw through head jam, do you mean while the window is in place so the the screw goes into the header and lifts the bow a bit?
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Yep.

If the locks are that tight, that is definitely past the point of a "break-in" issue.
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if the reveal is showing both sides have an equal gap but a smaller gap in the middle (across the top), then the head jamb is indeed bowing/sagging. It does look like that in the pic, but I wanted to see the reveal to confirm that. Easy solution: shoot a screw up through the middle of the head jamb and suck it back up. Pretty standard stuff, nothing to fret about. Drill a 3/8 hole, shoot a screw in through the outer wall (of the window) and pick up a little white hole plug from the hardware store to put in there. Alternatively, if everything checks out on the upper and lower reveals, then the window is square and doesn't need to come out. Depending on just HOW hard it is to lock, it could be something as simple as the lower bulb seal breaking in, or a sash that was made slightly too tall. No biggie in that regard either, as it would be replaced under warranty and swapped out in 30 sec.
The only way that you are in any real predicament is if the window is installed out of square, because the as I mentioned earlier it would need to be yanked and reset to fix properly.
Just got home and that's exactly what it is..... Reveal same left and right but smaller/lower in middle..... Obvious sag
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You got it ... You can check the sill while you are at it to make sure that it is not bowing up.

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