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  •  I don't know (11+ / 0-)

    if they swing open or if the hooks help hold in place. Maybe both? The storms rest on hooks at the top of the window and are hooked in at a couple places along the side. I think it could swing from the top and be propped open a bit but I'm not adverse to the idea, actually prefer because we are a buggy place, to trading out screens and storms by season. Some of the old storms and screens are stashed in the basement and garage but definitely not the whole set.

    The rest of the house, besides the front room and the sun room, are original double hung windows. Many of them need love, too. Oh, the joys of an old house!

    One window in the sun room still has the original screen in. Sweet story that the seller told me: her dad insisted leaving a screen in there year round so that if the weather was even a tiny bit clement, they could have it open to hear the birds sing.

    This will likely be an odyssey.

    Get old and do lots of stuff in the process. Half of the fun is trying everything out. --Noddy

    by Debby on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:03:15 AM PDT

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    •  From what you described, they were meant (10+ / 0-)

      to be completely changed from storm glass to screen seasonally. If you have the time, perhaps make it hinged on one side, and hook-latch on the other. The hinge will help you gain a tighter seal. Just make sure you use hinges you can just lift the window off of.

      And if you have any originals, try to re-use (after TLC) whenever possible. I've always preferred the original whenever possible.

      Time is our observation of events happening in the world around us; it can never be wasted, but is often mis-spent.

      by DeathDlr73 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:13:41 AM PDT

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    •  The hooks hold them in place. You need to take (9+ / 0-)

      them down and replace with screens. If you don't have the screens anymore I am sure you could find someone to make them for you. Those windows are beautiful and need to be preserved.

      There were little extended push out arms for opening the storm in the winter without the screen on. they were located on the inside near the bottom of the window and you just pushed down on them until they locked and the storm would pivot on the top and crack open on the bottom for circulation.

       These were popular for airing out the house when you burned Thanksgiving turkey. I had them on mine when I first moved in.

      " The whole world is about three drinks behind" Humphrey Bogart.

      by flatford39 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 10:53:14 AM PDT

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