Originally Posted by subfan1
It appears that AS moved the rear window to the curb side because to the right of my window frame, from the inside, the frame is hidden by the shower wall as stated above. On The 16 models you are able to see the frame and screws on the right side. It appears I won't be able to retrofit the hardware to allow the window to open
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You know, I was checking out my 2014 FC20 during a quiet weekend in PA bringing her back home, and I got to wondering if this solution would work [as viewed from the inside standing at the sinks] ---
It appears that the rear glass is already drilled for the operator arm base plates, and the holes are plugged. I assume that these holes are in the same relationship (left-to-right) to the aluminum window jamb as the 2016 units, so that an operating arm assembly could
be mounted to the left window jamb and window glass [ignoring the interior trim piece for now].
subfan1, is this possible [at least as far as I have sketched out this solution so far?]
Next, it appears that the interior trim can be removed from the inside, as the right-hand face plate screws have indeed been omitted in my 2014 model. This makes sense for screen replacement etc..
If the interior trim CAN
be removed, a slot for the left operator interior handle could then be machined into it on the left only. Or a new 2016 interior trim with slots in both sides could be installed. Bug intrusion through the right slot for the missing operator handle could be dealt with in some way . . .
subfan1, would the dimensions work out to swap in a new 2016 interior trim in your opinion? I don't have a new model to check nearby.
The window unit is pretty small, so it seems to me that having support from one operator on the left would be enough, and would enable opening and closing the window from the inside.
Whether this would work all depends on the left-to-right (and up and down) dimensions being fairly similar. Even if the 2016 window is smaller in width, as long as the crucial dimensions are compatible, this could work out IMO.
I will check with my dealer's parts guy if this seems do-able. Wooden spoons are difficult to place and remove in the pouring rain!
All thoughts welcome . . . thanks.