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Old 03-17-2009, 08:25 PM   #16
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http://www.jeld-wen.com/_pdf/resources/howto/PGG001.pdf


this may help
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Marierin,
I have the same Norco window like you have. do you have any new update on how to fixing the window sash bottom. I am thinking like you guys installing another rubber weather underneath the Norco weatherstripe, in order to make the weatherstripe taller and better seal for the cold weather in chicago. any suggestion and what is the size?
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Update to my post from 3/17/2009. Jeld-wen came back again this fall after 2 more rain storms where the windows leaked. They finally verbally admitted it was their units that were leaking, not the stucco job, and over 2 more trips to my house added the secondary weather stripping that is found only on the tops of the units to the sides also. I haven't been through a storm yet with this added, but have noticed that on the hinge side when you open the window the secondary weather strip comes off half of the time. If they still leak next summer I will probably look into legal action to get them to replace all of the windows. From speaking with the tech's and that they do not sell this window anymore I feel they knew about the faulty design. I do not believe any of the windows in my house would pass a pressure test.
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Those are some great ideas
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KJConstrction:

Your Norco window is only about 2 years old, and is under their 2 years warranty. wait couple years, you will have the same weather stripe problem like me and Marinie.
I still think we need to insall another rubber weather stripe underneathe the oringial one to make it seal close. but I still have not decide on what size to try or wait for the weather to get warmer, so I can take out the window and start to work on it from outside. what do you think? the 7/32" B shape rubber seems too small, but I do not want to try the bigger size because the window may not close properly, or I may have to lift up the bottom part of the inside block, I can see better when the window close, how the bottom part of the sash and the black gasket weather stripe looks like.

any suggestion?
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