08:47AM | 03/15/05
Member Since: 03/14/05
1 lifetime posts
I have a raised ranch brick home with oak double hung windows. These windows do not have window chains or ropes to raise them. They have spring lifts. Best way I can describe the lift is:

All aluminum has a large spring encased in a tube. The spring expands and contracts as the window are raised and lowered. The window sash itself has a grove that fits over the tube. This spring is what supports the window while it is raised. Better Homes has a section on how to repair spring lifts for double hung windows. This section explains what a spring lift is. I live in Chicago, and I cannot find replacement spring lifts for my windows. My carpenter found some, but they were not strong enough to support the weight of the Oak windows. I am looking for Heavy Duty" Spring Lifts for Double Hung Windows". I am not sure if they are called heavy duty spring lifts. Please help. I am willing to buy them where ever. Thanks for your time.



06:25PM | 04/03/05
Member Since: 08/07/04
16 lifetime posts
I think the name of the part you are referring to is a “Spiral Balance.” Since you are in the Chicago area, there is a place on North Ave., near La Grange Rd, I believe in Melrose Park, where you can get replacement window hardware. I think the name is Blains or something like that.

Good Luck!



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon