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Window overlay pins

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by cujimmy, 13 Nov 2015.

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    Our house has wooden overlays on some of the windows which are held in by 4 little plastic pins.
    Over the years (about 20), some of these pins have lost their heads, and others are getting past their best.

    Anyone know what the correct name for them is, and where can I get replacements?
    They are about 4 or 5 mm diameter.
     
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    These are all nails of some description. What I'm actually looking for is completely plastic. You just push them in by hand into a hole that is already there. They can then be pulled out with plyers, and the overlays removed for cleaning.
    If I knew how to attach a picture, I'd show you what I mean
     
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    To attach a picture just click on 'upload a file' just below the box where you type a reply then browse your files where the picture is likely to be stored, works well with phones and tablets
     
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    OK, here goes -
    20151114_163317[1].jpg
     
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    Never seen that before, what does it hold up, as many pics as you can
     
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    Sorry to have been so long in replying. Father-in-law (87 & with a bit of dimentia) fell and broke his hip and was in hospital. He's in York, and we're in Aberdeenshire, so a bit stressfull time. Glad to report he's out of hospital & making good progress.

    Back to the pins - here's a few photos -
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    General view

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    Front door

    Pin 1.jpg

    Arrow showing pin

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    Me pulling out pin

    Pin 2.jpg

    Arrow showing hole in window frame where pin locates

    Pin 3.jpg

    Putting the overlay back in. Red arrow showing pin located in overlay. Blue arrow shows hole in window frame where the pin gets pushed into when the two are aligned.

    I hope this helps identify what I'm looking for.
     
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    Never ever seen that before, must be a Scottish thing, do they need to be removable, if not why not knock in some brown headed polypins, just Google for them for pictures
     
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    They really need to be removable in order to clean the windows properly.

    I've been thinking that if I can't identify the correct part, I may have a go at modifying a golf tee. They are slightly larger in diameter, but if I spin one in my drill, I may be able to sand it down a bit, then cut it to the correct length. Worth a try, don't you think?
     
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