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triple track windows (by small potatoes [NY]) May 14, 2018 9:20 PM
       triple track windows (by Vee [OH]) May 15, 2018 4:11 AM
       triple track windows (by plenty [MO]) May 15, 2018 7:12 AM
       triple track windows (by Still Learning [NH]) May 15, 2018 8:37 AM
       triple track windows (by LindaJ [NY]) May 15, 2018 8:40 AM
       triple track windows (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) May 15, 2018 8:56 AM
       triple track windows (by plenty [MO]) May 15, 2018 10:53 AM
       triple track windows (by AllyM [NJ]) May 15, 2018 11:01 AM
       triple track windows (by small potatoes [NY]) May 15, 2018 10:30 PM
       triple track windows (by Steve [MA]) May 16, 2018 2:56 AM
       triple track windows (by Robin [WI]) May 16, 2018 4:37 PM


triple track windows (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: May 14, 2018 9:20 PM
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What do you do with older triple track windows (in a C rental)? I've ignored them. Some have cracks in them, left them with only the upper or lower sash, the levers get crusty and hard to manipulate or broken, the house sags and they don't go up and down. Do you remove the whole unit if it's incomplete and have some windows in apt w/ and some w/out? OR rent on.

I have an apt where it might be time to remove what's left of them, but there is siding, and tin wrapped around sills and such.

Nothing necessarily wrong with the existing wood windows (more problems w/ older vinyl in general). I also provide window screens that I pick up from estate sales. --24.194.xx.xx




triple track windows (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 4:11 AM
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If you have wooden sashes they still need weather protection as in prime/paint, the metal cap is there to help deflect the rain from the window frame wood which also needs the weather protection. When you convert to the vinyl windows the metal has to be restarted from the new frame outwards or leave part of the triple track stuff in place and it will have to be cleaned out of leave and stuff prolly once a year.. --76.188.xxx.xx




triple track windows (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 7:12 AM
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Where i live we just have them replaced. Not much better that new windows. Hard on the pocket book but function and look good for years to come. --99.203.xx.xx




triple track windows (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 8:37 AM
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Are they the old triple track aluminum windows? If so, a good glass company can order and replace the double panes of glass. If they are not sliding up and down well, you can get replacement springs that go on the sides for a few dollars each. My glass company taught me how to open the lever at the top with a screwdriver to get the window out. Once it is out, I can replace the spring on one or both sides if rusty and then put the window back in and it goes up and down beautifully. I pay heat on the building and provide blinds so tenant's don't complain when storms are missing. To replace them and have to change window sizes to meet code would entail cutting into the building, etc. so we have not done that yet. --24.61.xxx.xx




triple track windows (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 8:40 AM
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I replace them. I added them to the second floor of one 1850s house. Feel too old to be climbing a ladder with heavy glass and wood storms. Tenants love them because they control when to put in the screens and storms. --108.44.xx.xxx




triple track windows (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 8:56 AM
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Keep in mind that there are lability issues with windows that don't work like they are supposed to work.

If a child dies in a fire because the window latch was rusted shut, you are going to be in a world of hurt.

I would think that replacement would be the best option, with a lower end double glazed vinyl window. --174.216.x.xxx




triple track windows (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 10:53 AM
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Don't forget to recycle the aluminum! --99.203.xx.xx




triple track windows (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 11:01 AM
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I replaced all those with good windows except in my own home. Since you are in a cold weather area and it's Solar Minimum you will have trouble if you don't replace, with higher heating bills and tenant complaints of drafts. --73.178.xxx.xx




triple track windows (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 10:30 PM
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thanks for the feedback. I keep the wood windows in shape because chipping paint and lead issues are a concern with children. Plus I believe a properly cared for wood window will outlast a vinyl one. People think new windows will save them heating costs, but envelope sealing is a better way to spend money.

I don't think I would put glass in them, I'd be part way to to the cost of vinyl windows. I do weather sealing on the drafty ones. I like the seal n peel caulk, along w stick on foam.

Still learning, they don't have springs they just ride in the tracks.

Oregon WS, any opinion on the upper sash of the primary window being fixed vs movable?

As far as replacing triple track storm windows, is it cost effective vs. new vinyl?

I do have apts where I installed new vinyl windows (replaced quite a few old vinyl). I recently installed united windows from lowes. But I liked the reliabilt/ atrium windows better that I used in the house w/ the fire. The united windows had mfg defects, and my lowes associate was surprised, saying everyone likes them better than atrium. At 200ish a pop on sale, it's a commitment.

In the apt I'm thinking of, it probably is time to swap out the wood for vinyl.

--24.194.xx.xx




triple track windows (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 16, 2018 2:56 AM
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A decent triple track storm window such as Harvey's Tru Channel double hung cost me $135.00 - $172.00 depending upon the UI size. --72.93.xxx.xxx




triple track windows (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: May 16, 2018 4:37 PM
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I leave them. I have never, ever gotten a complaint about a storm window missing or inoperable. The only time my tenants open their windows is to put an AC unit in. They'd rather pay for heat and cool air than leave their windows open and risk being robbed. When I do replace windows, I leave the storms up. It provides a third layer of protection, and saves expense at the same time. --65.28.xxx.xx





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