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How to wind up torsion spring on the window?

Bracket and screw which holds torsion spring in place fell off and spring got unwound. How can I wind up torsion spring, keep it wound and put the screw and bracket back in on the window?

Dieter

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Sam A
Thank you for the update.

I would suggest getting in touch with our window home improvement group to see what they can do for your window request. The phone number to Home Improvement contact is 1-888-669-0581 to see if we have someone in your area to help you with that project.

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Sam A.
by Sam A Earned 707 community points in Snow Removal Equipment
February 21st, 2011
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Sam, if I would buy a complete sash window with screen, 52" wide and 53" high from you (Sears), could you apply a special discount?
How much could be the labour for the exchange of the windoms ?
Thank you
Dieter
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February 18th, 2011
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Thank you, Sam.
The spiral rod is at the windows of my house. It looks like the Touchwood type but it has only one rod fixture at the top and no foot attachment..
I am going to contact a local commercial window contractor and ask for help.
Sam, thanks again for all your help. I appreciate it very much.
Dieter
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February 17th, 2011
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Sam A
Thank you for your update and picture. This picture looks like it may be from a commercial building and I do not recall seeing this before. The size of the spring is very large as it appears in the picture. Perhaps this is a regional type window.

I would suggest perhaps contacting a local commercial window contractor to see if they have any Idea's on how to wind this sash spring.

I found this web site with some instructions that may help you.

Touch wood hardware.

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Sam A.
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February 17th, 2011
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Sam, here comes the picture.
The upload function when done didn;t show the picture.
Only after uploading it a second time!!!
Dieter
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February 16th, 2011
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Thank you, Sam.
The old house video was very impressive. I wish I would have such a sash window.
On the picture you see the torsion sprring sticking out. Actually it is inside a tube and is wound by moving the window up or down? The tube is held at the upper end with the bracked, visible on the picture. The problem is, how to wind thr spring, hold it and attach the screw without letting go.
Dieter
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February 16th, 2011
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to repair a balance spring on your window sash.

There are a number of defend kinds of sash balance springs and I am not sure which style you have on your windows.

This Old House web site has a great video for replacing and or repairing the balance springs.

This old house video

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If this is not the style you have could you take a picture and send it and I will help you any way I can.

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by Sam A Earned 707 community points in Snow Removal Equipment
February 15th, 2011
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Thank for your quick reply.
Sorry, but I was talking about the torsion spring which holds the window open
When unwound, the window wil come down by its own weight
Dieter
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February 14th, 2011
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That's great to hear that you are wanting to support the window probably. I was able to find some general information for you that i believe will help you further. The link is down bellow i hope that its informational and useful.
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February 13th, 2011
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