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    Default Aluminium sash windows (old) parts needed

    Hi everyone,

    There have been a number of posts regarding the older aluminium sash windows but I am not referring to the spiral conduit covered balances.
    Rather, I need parts or advice on repairs to early 1960s double hung sash frames with wire where rope would normally be seen. They operate similar to the traditional wood /rope sashes but the metal frames are naturally very thin. I have been told that this style of window was used on the early Victorian Housing Commission buildings.
    Can anyone suggest where I can source parts for these windows or give any practical advice as to repair. I have quite a number to get back into working condition and used genuine parts are better than something made up.

    Thank you, John

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    Wire cable is freely available and metal or plastic pulleys to suit such rope are not hard to find - ship chandleries especially (do a google on Ronstan for instance). Post a few photos of the windows to give us an impression of what you are up against.

    Be warned.....fixing older sash windows can be uneconomic and plain frustrating.....
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    Default Aluminium sash windows parts etc.

    Thank you for the tip 'SilentButDeadly' I did use marine supplier for cabling but the problem is with the old cast corner mounting blocks that take the cable. These are located at the base of each sash and old course snap making it nigh impossible to set right again. The windows must be kept. There are a number of them and the building is brick. No close up photos as yet. But they are Bloody tedious to take apart and examine. John


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