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Sliding windows - extra security.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Swedishchef, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Hey guys

    Quick question: I keep a couple of my basement windows open a crack most of the time. However, if they are open a crack, they can be completely opened by anybody from the outside.

    The inside window is easy to fix, put one of these on the track: http://www.homedepot.ca/product/white-sliding-window-lock/977437

    BUt what do you do for the outside pane that can slide open as well?

    Thanks

    Andrew

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  2. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Screw it to the frame from inside.
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  3. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Since it is a horizontal sliding window there's not much for me to "grab onto" with the screw head from the inside....I think that is what I will end up trying to get done.
  4. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Make yourself a nice metal clip maybe, that hooks onto the sash, and then screw the other end of the clip into the frame.
  5. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    That is likely what I will have to do..just gotta find someone who works metal...lol. I don't know a thing about it nor do I have the equipment.

    Andrew
  6. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Cut a piece of stock (any material will do) to the appropriate length and put it in the channel.
    Done-er.
    You could screw it in place if you wanted.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    These aren't emergency exit windows are they? Just asking? Safety first.
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  8. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Papadave: I could do that but the outside window slides on the outside..I would have to put a bar there which means a potential intruder could remove it but would need a drill...

    Jags: naw, just a window. Those screws you place on the track would be easily removable for the inside pane anyway..plus I have a basement entrance as exit... Thanks for the concern.

    A
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