Learning how to change a broken cord on a sash window on your own is not as difficult as it might seem. Prior to starting the task, you will find just a few things that will be needed. Some of the items may be readily available from other projects, but others might need to be purchased. Just be sure to have everything that must complete the job before you begin just be sure to contact Blaine Glass Supply in Chicago if you need help repairing your sash windows.
Be prepared for the work by visiting the neighborhood hardware
store for the things that need to be purchased. Be sure to have finish nails,
wood putty, a putty knife, a pry bar, a hammer, a set of screwdrivers, an
utility knife, and the nylon or cotton rope, before starting.
in older homes, these double hung windows use weights to carry the sash up. The
weights are attached to the frame on both sides by a line that loops around a
pulley. Over a period of time, chafing, dirt, and sun could cause the rope or
line to deteriorate and break. When this happens it requires to be replaced. It
really is a good idea to replace the window parts on both side while everything is
Starting the repair requires first removing a number of
pieces in order to access the weight well. First, remove all of the window
stops. A putty knife or small pry bar is fantastic for this job. If there is any
build up of paint holding the wood together, make use of an utility knife to cut
From each side of the lower area of the frame, remove the
metal track. Next take out the sash from the window frame. Now the well cover,
or weight pocket cover could be removed. Now the weights are pulled
To set up the new cords, first gauge the old line and cut a new
piece to that measurement. Next, pull the new one through the weight pocket and
attach the weight to the brand new cord. Replace the weight pocket
Work backwards of how everything was taken apart to reassemble.
Attach the newest cords to both sides of the frame. Now return the sash back
again to its original position and replace the tracks and the interior stops.
This will complete the chore of changing a broken cord on a sash window.
Everything should now be working like new.
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