Fitting Sliding Windows

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  1. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    We have had another batch of windows arrive and I had to fit some to our camper last weekend. Som here is a quick 6 step 'how to'
    Literally if your opening is clean and clear they only take 15 minutes to fit, it takes longer to take the old window out.

    Step 1 - Remove old window and clean aperature.
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    Lay new sliding down on a flat surface
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    Step 2 - on the inside, there is a groove in the rubber, which locates over the rebate of the opening. Insert string into this groove all the way around and overlap a couple of inches. Before I insert the string the rubber can be lubricated, I use spray on turtle wax, its not messy and it makes things a little easier to fit.
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    Step 3 - Spray a little wax around the opening. Push the window tightly into opening, up to the shoulder of the rebate, this is where you need an extra pair of hands.
    As one person is pushing the window in gently. The scond person starts to pull the string
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  2. Philia

    Philia New Member

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    Hi Roy
    When you spray a little wax; what did you use?
     
  3. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    step 4 - pull the string all round until the last bit pops over

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    Step 5 - finally push the widow in to the opening firmly around the edges.
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  4. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    Any wax in a spray bottle is easy to use and it dosen't make a mess. Even upholstery cleaner or silicone spray. Just chack that it dosent affect any surfaces.
     
  5. kommodius

    kommodius New Member

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    Thanks Roy.
    Maybe this should be a stickie!

    Ray & da Boyz
     
  6. back street bessie

    back street bessie Active Member

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    Thanks Roy...very informative.You make it look so easy.:)
     
  7. jerrys_bus

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    Roy,

    I was going to ask very soon, the delivery guy is coming back tomorrow with our order, I have heard this is how it is done, what string did you use would builders string line be strong enough?

    thanks

    Chris
     
  8. GypsyWannabe

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  9. jerrys_bus

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    Thanks Baz for the link (another member destined to be a guru in no time), thanks Necro, I will have to substitute Killkenny Homebrew in place of Guinness and of course thanks again Roy
     
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  10. kyznet

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    Thanks Roy - that's excellent and I vote for it to be a sticky. That way it's easy to be found in future.

    I love the photos with the text - makes it easier for those of us who are technically "challenged". :)
     
  11. back street bessie

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    I hear you Kyra:).......we're just better at other things:D
     
  12. Roy

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    As Baz already said.
    Builders line cuts in too much.
    I got my 4mm cord from the camping & fishing shop
     
  13. Roy

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    I will do a few more on the westy rebuild
    Cheers
     
  14. jerrys_bus

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    Thanks Roy,

    The order arrived today, In one piece, now I have to find the time to fit them.

    Has anyone fitted a flyscreen onto these units?

    regards

    chris
     
  15. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    Have you got them fitted yet Chris
     
  16. jerrys_bus

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    No, :(

    I've got some rust issues to resolve first, :mad: our Karol has no glass in her behind the B pillars at the moment with each window frame having between 10 cent piece to one fist sized hole in them. She has been very good at hiding her rust but its not as bad as we expected

    we'll be visiting Indian Automotive this week to get the ball rolling on the rust :)

    Six weeks to old bar so the clocks ticking

    Regards

    chris
     
  17. KombiKrazy

    KombiKrazy New Member

    hey,
    just on the subject of what string to use...i replace the seal on one of my side rear windows a couple of months ago. i used a clothes line cable...worked a treat. i havent used cord before. just thought i'd throw it out there...
    ry
     
  18. jerrys_bus

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    Roy,

    First unit went in tonight, with thanks to Necro's thread and this one, some 4mm nylon shash cord and some parmolive liquid I would say 20min including fitting string and finding a helping hand it was done, only 4 more windows to install

    thanks again guys

    Make that only one more to go just the rear one now
     
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  19. coastaldream75

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    Hey Roy,

    So are you selling these sliding windows? I'm thinking about replacing my middle side windows that have rusted out quarter vents but don't know where to go for new ones.

    Thanks, Pat
     
  20. coastaldream75

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    never mind I just saw them on the bus stop site! looks good. Any chance of being able to get new quarter vent window frames? (for the rear side windows)
    Mine are a little rusted.

    Thanks, Pat
     

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