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Joined: Mar 24 2003

Question. How on earth do you pull the screen out of them? Im referring to the sliding original windows that appear to have the screens LOCKED into position. What am I doing wrong? Or do I need to completely disassemble the windows to remove the screens?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks/Russell

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

The ones I have (model '59s) can be removed quite easily. They are set in position by springloaded balls. Use a couple of small screwdrivers similar and be careful not to bend the frame.

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Joined: Mar 24 2003

Are we talking about the same kind of window?

The windows im referring to are side by side singlepane glass. Each window is approximately 1 foot wide for a total width of approximately 2 ft (im guessing). They appear to be set in aluminum or a metal window assembly of some type.

My terra Linda Eichler was built in '59 or '60

I sure hope you are right. That would be too easy.

Thanks/Russell

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

It took me some time to figure ours out (but I am not sure if you are talking about the same type of window:

you have to slide the window completely open, then lift the movable part up by about half an inch. You can then take the sliding pane out. This makes the screen frame accessible (it pops right out of the frame as soon as the sliding pane is removed)

If you still have problems I can make some photos of the procedure and post them here.

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Joined: Mar 25 2003

They take some work to get out. Be aware that getting them out is actually the easy part. Getting them back in is where the real fun begins.

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Joined: Mar 24 2003

Thanks for all the info. I swear its an IQ test. I'll give it a shot this weekend and report back. Thanks for all your support!!

Russell

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Joined: Mar 24 2003

So this morning as I was running out the door to work and I did what you suggested and slid one of the windows over and low and behold it popped right out! you are a genius!! Im sure getting to the screens will be much easier now...thanks for your help!!

Russell

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