Shoot bolt stuck in upvc window

17 Oct 2022
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I've reviewed other solutions but mine seems different.

The UPVC window is reasonably modern as it has deep double glazing. Probably 10 years old.

I have removed handle & confirm spindle attached & working. It moves the shoot bolt at the top of window but not bottom one.

Having checked with allen key I see there is NO mushroom on side of the opener to catch and slide (at either top or bottom). There is ONLY the 2 shoot bolts.

So I'm struggling to see how I can get the window open! Any ideas please?

In worse case I'm considering using a multi tool to make a hole in the window upvc. But that seems extreme!
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Remove the glass to give the opener more flex and while pushing the top of the opener outwards lever the bottom up and it'll pop open
Thanks c39 - I will give it a go. Not easy as it's 1st floor and glazed from outside.

But needs must!
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Exactly as Crank says ... an unfortunate design issue of shoot bolts and actually fairly common. Once you have it free you will need a new 'gearbox ' as , at a guess , the rivets/punched metal are coming loose and allowing to much movement into the upper casing of the gearbox

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