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unable to remove handle from upvc espag window - jammed in?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Wolfsbane2k, 4 May 2015.

  1. Wolfsbane2k

    Wolfsbane2k

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    Hi

    I've just r realised that a window in my house doesn't have a lockable handle on it so want to replace it.

    Unfortunately, as much as I can get the two 'standard' restraining screws out, the handle itself can't be pulled free. The mounting block does then spin from freely.

    Ive tried pulling the mechanism out a bit to see what's going on but that is well and trukry fixed to the handle spindle, moving one moves the other.

    Im nervous about giving it to hard a wack in case it deforms and breaks the glass.

    I've sprayed wd40 into the area behind the handle twice now over 2 weeks, but seeing no change, and don't want to replace the window just to meet the insurance criteria if a £6 handle will do.

    Is there anything I might be missing?

    I've done about 15 handles in the past, this is the first one I've had trouble with
     
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    The spindle is most probably corroded and has fused itself to the mech, you'll just have to percivere with wd40 and leverage.

    On a side note that fact that its not a locking handle when the rest are suggests that window is a fire escape!
     
  4. Wolfsbane2k

    Wolfsbane2k

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    Damn, That's what I thought had probably happened.

    Fire escape - Good point, hadn't thought of that. All the insurance quotes I've had in the last 5 days, independent of cost, have said all accessible windows need to be lockable, otherwise the insurance is void :(
     
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