How should I remove outswing sashes?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: How should I remove outswing sashes? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I decided to restore all windows in my house in Washington, DC area. The house was built in 1920 and most of the windows are original. All windows are casement type with either out-swing or in-swing operation. Could you please advise how to remove out-swing sashes from the frame? I know how to detach sashes from the window operators (which are inside the room), but I have no idea how to detach them from the "hinges", which are located outside. Thanks.

Krzysztof



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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Forum!

There are two possibilities for removing the sash.

First, the pin that holds the two parts of the hinge together may be removable. It may screw out if there is a slot in the top of the pin. Or, there may be a cotter pin in the bottom of the hinge pin. If so, remove the cotter pin and then gently tap the hinge pin up and out.

Second, the hinge leaves are probably screwed onto the sash and the frame. It might be easiest to work from the exterior side of the window to remove these screws.

To get started, remove the paint buildup from the hinge with a chemical paint remover and stiff bristle brush and rags so you can see the details of the hinge and its pins and screws.

Feel free to report back here with more photos if you need further help.

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John,

Thanks for your answer. I followed your advice and stripped off the paint around the hinges. As a result, a clean pin appeared. It didn't have either a slot in the top of the pin or a cotter pin. Simply, it is a regular hinge pin. I put some lubricant and after a few minutes, I was able to tap the pin out. It wasn't as complicated as I thought.

As a side note, I just bought a steam stripper by Bagala so my journey with 25 windows restoration will begin soon!

Best regards,

Krzysztof
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