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 Post subject: Hi all. Newbie question
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:59 am 

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Has anyone converted old wood non tilt windows to tilt?
I have been replacing jamb liners because of broken springs ect and thought why couldn't you install hardware top and bottom and a tilt jambliner. Can it be done?

If I were staying I would replace the windows but that is not an option right now

Thanks in advance
Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Hi all. Newbie question
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Depends on the window.

Anything is possible with the right amount of $$

Post up a picture of the window in question. Zoom in on the balance.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi all. Newbie question
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:24 am 

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Couple of thoughts come to mind...
If you are reusing your existing sash they would have to be cut down in the width for the new tilt/turn jambliner.
You could do sash replacement kits that provide new sash and jambliner. In some situations this is an easy project. I am never sure of the total outcome because everything is not addressed as a system for energy savings. But it often meets the need of the home owner.
As an example AW has a sash conversion kit that provides new sash and jambliner to convert the old Narrowlines to tilt n wash, plus you can get low e argon glazing packages.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi all. Newbie question
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:47 am 
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By the Op's comment of "If I were staying", I'd assume cost is a major factor for him. I agree that sash packs sound like a good solution, but at a cost similar to replacements (sometimes more sometimes less), I don't know if it fits the bill.

I'd add that as WOW stated, ANYTHING can be done for a price. That said, it would take a pretty substantial effort to undertake something like this. Probably not worth it IMO, especially if you are not staying in the home.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi all. Newbie question
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:56 am 

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I agree that the OP has more time than money and that sash replacement kits or even reasonable vinyl is not in the cards.


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