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Old 06-15-2022, 07:23 AM
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The problem I am having is the window moves inside only with a track..

So basically the top wheels and bottom wheels sit against the back window and frame..

As it gets lifted up about 2" the top wheels go from upwards to following the top roof section which is now horizontal.

The window itself is about 4ft tall and it needs to move back in the horizontal about 4ft..
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Old 06-15-2022, 09:50 PM
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The problem I am having is the window moves inside only with a track..

So basically the top wheels and bottom wheels sit against the back window and frame..

As it gets lifted up about 2" the top wheels go from upwards to following the top roof section which is now horizontal.

The window itself is about 4ft tall and it needs to move back in the horizontal about 4ft..
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With a 24" strut you need to double your movement similar to a forklift mast and cylinder. Configured correctly, you should see 48" of window travel. You will need to double the rating of the cylinder(s) since the tradeoff is distance.

On edit, limiting the rating of the cylinders to what the window weighs might be the best option. If each cylinder is rated for half the window weight, doubling the distance moved would require you to lift the other half of the weight.

I'm guessing you need assistance opening the window, not a power window that takes no effort on your part. Is there a latch in the lowered position?

Don't know if I captured the idea, see my sketch below. Where there is room for the cylinder anchor(s) I can't even guess.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:14 AM
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Looking at my sketch this morning I realized that the entire mechanism needs to be mounted either side of the window, else a collision with the window will prevent the window from moving more than a few inches.
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i'm thinking a rope,a sash window weight,a piece of PvC pipe and a pulley will do it too.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:22 PM
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Maybe just take the window out for the summer?
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Old 06-16-2022, 10:33 PM
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I like your thought randy . Simple ,effective .
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i'm thinking a rope,a sash window weight,a piece of PvC pipe and a pulley will do it too.
I think you're on to something. The pipe(s) will contain and guide the weight(s) and keep the other windows intact. Two pulleys on each line will limit the travel of the weight.
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i think you're on to something. The pipe(s) will contain and guide the weight(s) and keep the other windows intact. Two pulleys on each line will limit the travel of the weight.
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Old 06-18-2022, 06:38 AM
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Its not nearly as cool as gas struts but its the old school way we used back a few years.
My dad always used a dog chain and a concrete block to keep gates closed around the homeplace,no fancy stuff,just hook a chain to the gate,run the chain through a block and hook the other end of the chain on a fence post.
The sash weights,well they will think they are right at home,doing what they were made to do.
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Old 06-18-2022, 08:17 PM
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Randy is on point with his advise the only other option that comes to mind for me that would be clean and relatively simple would be a torsion spring and cables like a garage door.
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