|Ask Norm: Restringing Sash Weights|
David: Question: We need your advice about how we can repair the double-hung windows on our 1935 house in Tennesssee. The ropes on the sash weights have all broken and nust be replace.
Norm's Answer: The steps are simple. Remove the side stops, the lower sash, the two parting beads (which hold the sash in place), and then the upper sash. Next, open the sash pockets at the bottom of the frame, feed new cord or chain over the pulleys and attach it to the weights. Put everything back in reverse order. Then proceed, triumphantly, to the next window.