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Old 01-06-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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Badly Installed aluminum double hung windows in a rental


ok so i live in a loft in nyc (noisy) and my main room (the largest) has 7 large aluminum double hung windows. I feel the windows were badly installed because they have a bit too much airspace between the sash and the windows so it's basically like leaving the window open and it lets the noise in.. is there anything i can do? right now there's wool pile in a track around the window but it doesn't even touch the sash. I haven't even been able to find a thicker wool pile that fits in the track size i have.. i was looking at bubble seal but i don't know if i could use that, it seems like it would make a better seal and i guess i could put some lubricant on the sash so the rubber bubble would still slide.

i'm just sick of these windows the way they are.

thanks in advanced.


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how old are the existing units?

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judging from that tag thats still on them.. probably about 2 years
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if your windows tilt in do so and see if you can see a screw or a hole with a screw in it and try to tighten it most replacement type windows have a shim wedge built in to the side rails if not you might have to remove the trim and shim them straight with wood shims
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