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user69121

Member since Oct 2016 • Last active Sep 2022
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    The only thing is in my head the trickle vents are a continuous way for moisture to leave vs a proper drafty opening.

    When there's enough wind pressure for trickle vents to provide a meaningful amount of ventilation, all the other leaky parts of the house are probably more than adequate.
    Even when they are closed, trickle vents always leak some air when it's windy because they are flimsy crap.
    They make windows noisier because you've cut a load of holes through it.

    Without taking the glass out and checking for screws holding a reinforcement in place, the only way to find out is drill a test hole.
    Removing the sash from the frame is all well and good until one of the screw holes straps... or you drop the sash.

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    Cylinders, either euro, oval, Scandinavian or yale rim, are all easy to replace. Or a door that doesn't need external access, just superglue the key hole and shove a pin in it.

    Lever sets with a new key are available for the decent mortise locks, rather than replacing the whole lock.

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    Well reminded Hippy.
    I'd forgotten about it again.

    Cancelled :)

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    Didnt see a treatment works nearby

    That's why this exists. It's a lift pump station.

    Poop has flowed downhill to this point; but longer deeper sewers werent possible or practical. Its pumped up to the top of the next leg of it's gravity powered journey towards the treatment works.

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    If it's a basic two mushroom espag lock, the way the handle moves will tend to push the sash across to the left.
    The packing of the glass should support it with two packers underneath and another above prevents the top rail sagging. The two vertical packers resist the locking force by transferring it up to the hinges.

    I add a bit of CT1 to hold my packers inplace.

    Glazing knife for removing the beading.
    Glazing shovel for levering the glass/frame.
    Packers. Mixed bag from screwfix.
    Nylon or rubber mallet. May not be required unless you don't have one available!

    There's lots of videos about replacing glass

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    If that's an outward opening window, with friction hinges and the gap is in one of the hinged corners, then definitely new hinge time. If the gap is on the side or the two corners with the locking mechanism, then the mechanism isn't pulling the sash tight against the frame... or the sash has been pushed across by the the action of the locking mechanism movement.

    If it's a tilt and turn, it probably needing some adjusting.

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    it’s on the outside of the unit so thinking there might be a way to buff it out?

    I doubt you'll be able to polish that out completely by hand. However you could probably get it to the point where you have to actually look for it, to notice its there.

    By the time the sharp edges are rounded off, it won't catch the light and you'll generally be looking past the glass at the view.

    I've used this kit several times now-

    https://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/product­s/carpro-ceriglass-polish-kit

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    drilling extra drainage holes (or just drilling some as some frames had none

    At least they found a reason for the water coming in.
    I'm not at all surprised!

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    ^Insurance loss adjusters would be happy if they could get everyone to understand!

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