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Old 10-15-2013, 05:50 AM   #15
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Uncle Bill, installed your window opening system yesterday. I did find that one inch aluminum angle worked for the support in the window sill, so cut 1 in. sections of that and installed it using 3M 5200 adhesive sealant without screws. Again, thanks for the invention and install info.
Where did you get the 3M 5200? I am always looking for a good adhesive. I am pleased that at least someone else likes my idea. I have heard and seen some questions written here as to the possibility of breaking the window. I question the amount of force necessary that would result in a broken window, after all it is tempered glass.

I like the idea of being able to open my windows from the inside. My large windows on the front and rear are almost never used. But, I installed pins on them as well. I put two on each of them, one on each lower corner.

Howard, I am also a wood worker and have made some other improvements to our AS. If you are interested in any of these, you can email me directly at I would be glad to send pictures and writen explaination of each.

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:11 AM   #16
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When we first got our A$ and I tried to open the windows and almost hurt my back I thought that this was one of the dumbest things going. then I found this Dupont Teflon Silicone lubricant at Lowe's. I cleaned the rubber and the glass surface, wiped the lubricant on the rubber only with a paper towel and haven't had an issue with windows sticking since. I will re-apply the lubricant at the beginning of next season and see how it goes. Your idea is a very clever one. By the way, you can get 3M 5200 at West Marine or most other marine supply stores.

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:43 AM   #17
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5200 in the small tooth past sized tube at Home Depot (probably Lowes also) in paint section with contact cement, super glue, etc. I used it as the caulk around the marine antennae installed for Sirius XM also. It would be a forever fix for small caulking repairs on the white top (it's available in black also). The silicone on the rubber ( or the 303 product) is a good idea too. But your invention insures you never have to go outside again. I only used one pin on the big windows.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:19 AM   #18
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Silicone sprayed on rubber window gaskets once every 2 years,no more sticky windows.

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