I have six windows, 40" x 22" along a porch/hallway leading from my living room to the laundry room. The area also serves as the main entrance to the house.
These are all 6 lite, about 9 x 12" lites and only two open. The two that open are hinge mounted and swing in, blocking about a third of the passage way.
My thought is to build single hung windows to replace all or some of them. Ones not replaced would be replaced with twin fixed frame windows.
I'm thinking I can build the framework OK but the rail/stile for glass windows has me a bit puzzled. Been looking at the glass door/window bits and it appears that you route the rails and stiles and then cut off and retain part of the molded edge to be installed after the frame is assembled and the glass is set.
Is this correct??
Seems like that would foul up where the rail and stile join.
I can't believe that the frame needs to be assembled with the glass, would make glass replacement virtually impossible.
Could also use some ideas on what to use for latches to keep the bottom half of the single hung part of the window partially open. The older ones used spring loaded pins but they would only hold the window at predetermined spots. I don't particularly care for the weight/cable approach because of horizontal space considerations. I was thinking along the lines of a overcenter or cam type latch arrangement that would lock the window against the frame to hold it.
I think to combat sticking windows inherent with wooden hung windows I could route along the edge of the window and install a strip of UHMW plastic or Teflon.
Not a project I will be doing in the near future but any and all input is appreciated.