James Dulley's
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Mechanical Engineer
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
  Nationally-Syndicated Columns
(200 newspapers and magazines)

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Dulley February 2018 column - .TXT

Dulley February 2018 column - .DOC

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237u - "Replace and adjust window springs yourself so the window stays up." - c237-1.jpg - Tilt-in double-hung window sash may need spring adjustment to stay up. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c237-2.jpg - Tilt-in double-hung vinyl window uses a torsion counterbalance spring on each side. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c237-3.jpg - The color of the torsion spring tip indicates indicates the sash weight it can handle. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c237-4.jpg - Once the plastic spring cover is snapped off, remove the top spring mounting screw. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c237-5.jpg - Check the condition of the sash tilt block when replacing or adjusting the springs. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c237-6.jpg - The spring tension charging tool is designed just for the tilt-type spring end design. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c237-7.jpg - Using the spring charging tool, give the spring a couple of turns before snapping it into the sash tilt block. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c237-8.jpg - The internal parts of a torsion spring which has been pried open for demonstration. - Photo credit - James Dulley