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    Default Sliding window won't come out

    Hi all,

    I want to strip the paint off the windows but the sliding window doesn't lift high enough to clear the wooden runner it is on -




    Is it a case of me not trying hard enough? Or is there a possibility the runners were put in at the same time as the window. They appear to lift up a little bit but I'm not sure if thats because they are years old and starting to fall apart or if that is what they are supposed to do.

    Any help greatly appreciated!

    Gary

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    Sometimes, some sort of device is put in the track at the top, to stop the baddies lifting the window out from the outside. You may have to open the window a certain distance to clear this device, or you may have to remove it altogether. On the other hand, it may just be that the window is old and stuffed, and there is no such device.
    Hope this helps
    TM

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    you have to remove the parting / stop bead, it may break when removing it so have another one ready to replace it.
    regards inter

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    Sorry,
    when you say sliding windows, do you mean double hung or sliding as in sashes slide sideways on a track?
    TM


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