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Replacing exterior window hinges- some advice

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Davef68, 27 Oct 2007.

  1. Davef68

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    We live in a 70s (Wimpey) house which still has the original windows. Not been in long, so gradually doing all the repairs and things you need to do that hadn't been done in a while here!

    One of the (painted) window hinges has obviously had moisture enter it and has become corroded - not just surface corrosion (which I could deal with) but full on delaminating rust , so it will have to be replaced.

    Window is side opening with hinges top and bottom - hinges are external to the fram and 'L' shaped with the hinge pivot out from thr frame)

    So, I am looking for tips! Should I replace both hinges (can't see getting a replacement for a 30 year old hinge easily - or can I?)? Any tips on sourcing?

    Any pitfalls or hurdles? The woodwork seems relatively simple (remove screws, fit new screws) but I've never replaced a window hinge before.

    Or is it a job for the professionals?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    pic of said window / hinge would be great.

    how to post a pic is in forum information
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is the same type of hinge (and yes I know it has a little corrosion as well, and the windows need reputtied!)

    Difficult to get a good photo of the bad one without getting the ladders out!

    (HOuse had lain empty for about 4 years before we moved in, suspect nothing painted for more than 12)
     
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    could you not change it to an ordainary brass hinge?
    (obviously needs a bit of work)

    i did a quick google and did not see yours :cry:
     
  5. Davef68

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    Thanks for that.

    The downstairs windows have ordinary hinges, I suspect because these are upstairs hinges they are this design to allow the windows to open fully.
     
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