Question about spring bronze
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Mic-Hal



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Question about spring bronze Reply with quote

The flat kind. Is there any reason not to use it all the way up the channel between the stops? Most of the time I see it being cut just a bit above the lower sash when it is in the down position?
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mattswabb



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cost. It's twice as expensive to run it all the way up and it's only needed when the sash is closed.
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SashGuy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me that you may be worried about the upper tip of the bronze hanging up on the stile.
Give the upper tip a slight inward bend to insure that the edge does not get caught under a future burr in the edge.
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Mic-Hal



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than cost, I would think that it would make the sash easier to open/slide if it went against the spring bronze all the way up, in addition to looking cool.
I know not to paint the sides of the sashes and some advice says to rub parafin on them or on the side "track" but seems sliding up the bronze would work even better would that not be so?
I have not tackled any of the windows yet so I can't be sure what I will do but I just wondered about it, I have seen a few pics of people who did it all the way, for looks I imagine.
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