i have wooden casement windows at the dollhouse which actually opened with total ease ( wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles) they have the latches and the hinges are in perfect working order, but there is no "crank " like i am used to seeing on this type of window.
do they just latch back to the wall? i checked on the sashes and it doesn't appear that there ever was anything else there that has been removed, or broken?
hey tex....thanks. i was wondering if there is something that i won't have to go outside to lock the windows back? maybe i should install the crank out style to open/close? the casements are wood frames. can i retrofit that?
You don't have to go outside wit those hooks! They screw into the inside of the outwards opening casement and you can actually pull the window closed from inside! I'll have to remember taking some pictures when I get to similar windows the next time (should happen over the next two weeks or so).
The bad thing with electricity : it almost always works.
I used to work for a window company. Roto operators are a nightmare, unless you go really high end with them. Those push bars are the bomb, I would recommend those over the latch hook any day. If you leave your windows open and a high wind comes through, the push bars will keep your sash from leaving the frame.
I forgot to mention that the pushbars dont work with insect screens. Thats the rotos saving grace. It takes some creativity and a custom made screen to make the pushbars work with screens. The casements I worked with ended up with a "wicket" in the screen to allow one to reach through and operate the hardware. Allied Window made the custom wicket screens.