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That is a drywall trim piece and it hooks back around behind the drywall which is why it is not budging. The only way to remove it is to remove the drywall. For your purposes, you could continue to break off the outside visible leg and then cut off any left over exposed pieces with a razor knife


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Whether or not you open or close the windows is going to depend on the specifics of a situation. It's not something I would automate, it's too variable. But if you want too be sure, make an appointment to speak with your local Fire Marshall, that's kind of their job to know these sort of things.


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Not a rock or small projectile. Two possiblities, or both. Break upon opening/closing or ball impact. Note the smooth section in the middle at the base where the crank attaches. See the stress fractures to the corners. This looks like the pattern obtained when the push/pull force is different where the crank attaches compared with the rest of the frame. ...


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In my experience there are several common sources of sound caused by the wind at a window. Banging screen. The screen is loose and the wind rattles it back and forth in the frame. To test, removed it and see if the noise goes away. To fix, put something in the track to hold the screen tight. Just about anything will work including a stick, or a piece of ...


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That pattern indicates that a blunt object hit it, something relatively soft and larger. A rock or other hard and small object would leave a clear indicator like the picture below, with a central point and circular lines. What larger and blunt object would hit a second level window? Probably a bird. I think that this is a bird strike in the middle of the ...


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Self answering! I finally brought my measurements with me to Home Depot and sure enough they had what I needed! I wasn’t sure it was going to fit during the installation but the blinds turned out to be perfect, real snug. In my circumstances I needed to order 24”x66” blinds (which seem obvious). I should have brought my measurements and pictures the first ...


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It’s a safety feature. When the bottom sash is opened (or can be opened) wider than a few inches (4” is max.) then a small child can climb/fall out. This feature is especially important on second / third floor windows.


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Generally, double-hung window sashes are removed by opening them to the limit of their travel, then pulling the sash away from the frame (after removing sash stop and molding). This movement to the limit also usually reveals parts of whatever balance and attachment mechanism(s) the window is equipped with. "They" don't want the end user to extend the window ...


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Regular glass Not laminate or tempered Yes, you can apply films to it


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OK, you do not want to sand the cames if a lead solder was used. Since you probably don't know what type of solder was used, let's assume lead. Sanding it would introduce fine particles in the air and since lead it toxic, you don't want to breath it. Clean the cames with a household cleaner. You can scrub it with a toothbrush, just don't scrape it. Then ...


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In my honest opinion, I would not do a thing to them. Sanding will scratch up everything, paint will get on the glass, polishing will ruin the patina, besides the polishing agent will get around places that will be hard to get out, taking away from what you are trying to accomplish. Let alone, all these procedures making it possible to crack the glass


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