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Repairing historic windows. Fixing rotted frames, sashes and missing panes along with painting and weather stripping windows in historic and older houses.
AMERICANA Jan-Feb 1988 (v.15#6) pg. 12

How to install new window channels to make an old window weathertight.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 60

How to replace a broken sash cord in a double-hung window.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1990 (v.68#4) pg. J11

How to repair counterweighted double-hung windows.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 76

Installing replacement ropes on the sash weights of double-hung windows is illustrated in photos.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2002 (v.25#3) pg. 62

Tips on replacing the splayed linings around windows in older houses.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1985 (v.8#6) pg. 47

Cost-cutting window repairs. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1989 (v.12#12) pg. 72

Painless window replacement. A step-by-step approach to replacing glass and its frame while leaving the existing window jambs, sills and trim in place.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1996 (v.19#11) pg. 52

Looking into window rehab. Determining the least expensive way to put a wood double-hung window back in shape.
COST CUTS Aug 1988 (v.5#7) pg. 1

Get ready for cold weather. (1) Sealing old wooden windows. (2) Installing a new aluminum threshold and latch on an old door.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.79#6) pg. 66

Repairing and maintaining seven types of windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #85 Apr 1965 (v.15#2) pg. 44

Door and window maintenance. How to correct stuck doors, warped windows and replace window panes in basement metal frames.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #112 Oct 1969 (v.19#5) pg. 47

How to maintain windows so they close tight but can be opened with ease.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #129 Sep 1971 (v.21#7) pg. 58

How to maintain windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #132 Jan 1972 (v.22#1) pg. 58

How to rejuvenate an old window by installing new aluminum channels. Step-by-step instructions included.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #152 Mar 1974 (v.24#3) pg. 42

Tips on freeing stuck windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 77

How to salvage and restore a window and sash from an old house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #225 Jan 1982 (v.32#1) pg. 22

How to refinish wooden window sash that has been affected by condensation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 48

How to replace a broken sash cord.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 84

How to restore your old double-hung windows. How to repair or replace window channels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 40

Tips for improving leaky old windows. Repair, caulk, weatherstrip, interior storms, insulating shades and shutters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #265 Jan 1986 (v.36#1) pg. 26

Tips on painting aluminum window frames.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #277 Mar 1987 (v.37#3) pg. 18

Care and repair of jalousie windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 106

Quick fixes: Freeing a stuck window caused by excessive moisture, too much paint, or dirt buildup.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #287 Mar 1988 (v.38#3) pg. 79

How to replace a broken sash cord in an old double-hung window.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 94

Tip: Use a pizza cutter to loosen sticky or painted-shut windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 134

Repairing stubborn windows. Basic tune-ups for hard-to-open casement and double-hung windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #315 Feb 1991 (v.41#2) pg. 40

How to remove stain from white vinyl window frames.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 8

How to replace the crank mechanism on swing-out windows (casement, awning and hopper).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 10

How to add spring clips (butterfly clips) to double-hung windows so they will stay open without being propped.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 70

Tip on removing those tight-fitting mitered moldings from around the small windows in a door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #353 Nov-Dec 1994 (v.44#10) pg. 82

Tips on replacing the sash cords in a double-hung window.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #358 May 1995 (v.45#5) pg. 10

How to repair a balky window lever on casement, awning and hopper windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 44

How to replace double-hung window sashes using replacement sash kits.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 31

Tips on removing and replacing the double-pane window units found in a steel door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #391 Sep 1998 (v.48#8) pg. 13

How to replace sash cords on double-hung windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #392 Oct 1998 (v.48#9) pg. 44

Double-hungs restrung. How to repair old double-hung windows and put them back in working order.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 48
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 4

Technique for making replacement sash weights from steel pipe, melted lead, and an eyebolt.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 30

Tip on painting the muntins on a divided-lite sash or door.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 30

How to repair old double-hung windows. Includes sash cord repair and replacing old balances and sash weights.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1979 (v.3#4) pg. 69

How to solve a leak at the starter strip of a kit window.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 47

Painting trim and windows like a pro. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #745 May 1990 (v.86) pg. 22

Keeping windows working. How to free-up a double-hung window.
HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 28

Making double-hung windows work better. Installing spring counterbalances, spring lifters, and jamb liners.
HOME MECHANIX #789 Oct 1994 (v.90) pg. 8

How to get a double-hung window to slide smoothly. Looks at moisture, paint, and sash balance problems.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 50

Lubricating casement windows and the control device.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #485 Oct 1968 (v.64) pg. 101

Care and repair of aluminum doors and windows.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #516 May 1971 (v.67) pg. 115

Basic window repairs, including putty, sticking, air leaks, rattles and breaks.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #530 Jul 1972 (v.68) pg. 90

How to install replacement window channels for doublehung windows.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #588 May 1977 (v.73) pg. 108

How to fix problems with wooden double-hung windows. How to unstick sashes, repair or replace sash cords and counterweights, replace channels, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 23

How to repair double-hung windows. Tips on repairing the balance-weight system or installing replacement channels.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 36

How to restore older windows.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 19

Maintenance procedures for sealing leaky double-hung windows in an old house against cold air and water.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1973 (v.1#1) pg. 5

Care and repair of window sash.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1976 (v.4#1) pg. 10

Curing problems in double-hung windows.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1976 (v.4#8) pg. 1

Tip on how to adapt a "too thin" sash to accommodate replacement window channels.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1978 (v.6#9) pg. 107

How to repair counterweighted double-hung windows.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1979 (v.7#12) pg. 135

Tip: How to get to a weight box in old double-hung windows in order to make repairs, plus other restoration tips.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.8#2) pg. 14

Rescuing those "hopeless" windows. Where to locate information on repairing older windows. Includes an illustrated breakdown to all parts of a double-hung window.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1982 (v.10#4) pg. 84

Tip: Make replacements for metal rope retainers in double-sash windows from plastic pipe.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.12#2) pg. 43

Troubleshooting old double-hung windows. (1) How to free up a sash that sticks, binds, is swollen or warped or has been painted shut. (2) Tips on replacing broken panes. (3) How to free up frozen pulleys and counterweights, strip paint from encrusted sash chains and replace broken rope cords. (4) How to replace or repair rotten wood. (5) How to stop drafts. (6) Steps in the correct window-painting procedure.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 16

Maintenance and repair information on historic metal windows.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.14#9) pg. 425

A guide to sash windows, the methods for holding them open and tips on restoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.17#5) pg. 31

Improvised saw for cutting a water-drip groove into the bottom edge of a window sash.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.19#5) pg. 22

Sash window work shop. (1) Pulling sash. (2) Removing paint and putty. (3) Fixing frames. (4) Minor wood repairs. (5) Muntin repairs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.19#5) pg. 30

Tip on scraping paint around the outside edge of a windowpane.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.23#2) pg. 22

Window sash repair. How to make and install replacement wooden parts (muntins, stiles, and rails).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1995 (v.23#3) pg. 46

Transom windows. The hardware that moves them and advice on their restoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.24#1) pg. 52

Step-by-step repairs for steel windows. Explains realignment, metal repair, reglazing windows, replacing hardware, stripping and painting.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.24#2) pg. 46

Tip on the perfect tool for removing a parting bead in an old window.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.25#3) pg. 20

A technique for using a heat gun to remove paint and soften glazing putty on window sashes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.26#2) pg. 18

Painting doors and windows. Tips on preparation, priming and painting, tools and techniques.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1998 (v.26#4) pg. 75

How to restore old windows for energy savings. How to improve the seal between window frames and their tracks by cleaning, removing excess paint, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1982 (v.29#10) pg. 83

How to maintain a double-hung window. Freeing a stubborn sash, sash removal, and replacing sash cords.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1990 (v.167#1) pg. 67

Renovating old double-hung windows by replacing the sash cords with a jamb liner kit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1992 (v.169#9) pg. 78

How to cure most common ills in old double-hung windows.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 67

Solving wet door and window problems. How to correct and avoid water problems which can damage wooden doors and windows.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 68

New life for old windows. How to restore old wooden double-hung windows to operating condition.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #815 May 1997 (v.93) pg. 86

A fast fix for a stubborn double-hung window sash.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #819 Oct 1997 (v.93) pg. 24

New life for old windows. Install a new window quickly by just replacing the sash.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #825 May 1998 (v.94) pg. 42

Tip on safe way to free a stuck window sash.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #836 Jun 1999 (v.95) pg. 23

Repairing the traditional box sash window frame with counterbalancing weights. Part 1.
WOODWORKER Nov 1993 (v.97#11) pg. 70

Repairing the traditional box sash window frame with counterbalancing weights. Part 2.
WOODWORKER Dec 1993 (v.97#12) pg. 91

How to install replacement window channels.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1974 (v.30#6) pg. 43

How to install new aluminum window channels.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 62

Replacing window sash cords.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1991 (v.47#5) pg. 14
Added Info WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 7

Repairing double-hung windows. How to unstick the sash and fix the weights.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1993 (v.49#1) pg. 42

How to access and repair sash cords on double-hung windows.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1998 (v.54#3) pg. 6