Everest Windows Leaking Air

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by DIYWell, 22 Jul 2014.

  1. DIYWell

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    I've noticed a draught coming through a window recently so took a good look at it.

    It's an Everest window fitted perhaps 10 years ago. Looking at the opening part, the seal compresses down to 3mm at the handle side, but on the hinge side the gap varies between 4.5 and 6mm. At 6mm, the frame doesn't touch the seal and air blows around.

    So, question to the uPVC window gurus ... are the seals just worn out due to age? Can the hinges be adjusted to narrow the gap and make the seal? I've had a good look but can't see anything. If I strip out the seals and replace, can anyone recommend a seal with a suitable profile and compression properties?
     
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    Worn or damaged hinge(s). Should be easy enough to fix/ replace.
     
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    It would as said point to worn or damaged hinges especially at that age, if you open up the window take a look at the hinge side in the corners, here you should see maybe a black plastic V shaped cup receiver on the frame portion of the hinge, the opener side of the hinge will have what looks like a point or arrow head poking out, these two meet and pull the hinge side corners together when closing, these are the bits that wear, just try a bit of grease or vaseline in these cups, also spray the hinge where the nylon slider moves up and down

    If you do have good compression in the corners but not in the middle then you'll find the pvc section is bowing and the gaskets are not touching, this is very common on large spans between the hinges i.e. very wide or very tall openers, for this i/we fit closing wedges, screw these halfway between the hinges - one on the frame and the other on the opener and they work just like the cup and point the hinges have
     
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