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Welcome to Part ll, ( Windows to the world)

Posted by John 2000 on September 28th, 1999 03:34 PM
In reply to Window sashes (the up's and down's on how it's done ?) by John 2000 on September 28th, 1999 11:56 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi", Bowlerj and Ron,
Sorry about the delay, I was called away for a short time.
Now,.. look at the window again, you will see on the sides
at the top four pullies ( slots with wheel things in them
two on the left and two on the right side. make sure they
are free and move easy, "Now this is the good part"
Do not.. and I will say again, Do not... fall out of the window.
because there will be no one to finish the work...
Take the mouse,( thats the lead with the string on the end)and tie
the loose end of the mouse to the cotton cord, remenber you have
four pullies, push the mouse through the TOP RIGHT pully nearest
to you (or the room)push the mouse untill you see the mouse coming
down inside the little door that is near the bottom, pull out the
mouse, slowly bringing the cord through the pully and down the inside
the frame,keep pulling the cord till you come to the end of the cord
to stop the cord from coming through completely tie a knot on the end.
Now pass the mouse through the pully that is on the TOP LEFT nearest
you (room side)and keep pulling the cord till it stops,now pass the
mouse again through the right pully near the out side, again keep pulling
and then pass it through the last pully which if you have done it right
should be on the left near the out side.
What you should have now is a big "X" made out of cotton cord.
If you dont have the "X", then start again, if you do have the "X" then
we can carry on with the window.
Take off the mouse (string) and tie that end to the weight, pull the weight
up through the little door, till the weight stops at the pully, nail one nail
through the cord about 6" from the pully into the frame, let the cord hang down to just above
the little door,cut the cord,same end tie the next weight to the cord and do the
same,carry on doing this till you have all four weight in the place.
Now ,what you should have is four bits of cord coming out of the pullies
two on the left and two on the right.
Take the top sash (thats the one that will slide to the top of the frame.
place it on the sill (dont drop it) you will see a groove on both sides of the sash
nail the cord into the groove, when you have done this take out the two nails that
where holding the weight up to the pully, the weights will now take the weight of the
window,(make sure you have the window the right way round, the putty side to the street)
now slide the window into place, replace the two little doors one on the left and one on
the right, the top window is now in and in place,replace the parting bead,try and use the
same nails that are in the parting bead, now dothe same with the bottom sash,.
When this is done you should have the windows working, now replace the stop bead, not too
tight to the bottom sash but not too loose.
control the workings of the window (see if it works the way you want them to).
NOTE: with all the pullies and cords everywhere, remember when the weight is up, then the
window should be down,and when the window is down the weight should be up.
To make your windows a little more safe, fix two blocks of wood into the channals
on the street side (top sash)fix the blocks on the bottom next to the sill.
if ever the window drops, you will have a space between the two sashes and you will not
trap your fingers......................
I hope you can understand what I've wrote, I know I can...
All the best.
John 2000

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