Making Apartment Windows Open Wider
August 6, 2012
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Frustrated by windows that barely open at all? I was. In a perpetually hot apartment during the summertime I desperately wanted air to flow through in the evenings to cool the place down. But the furthest I could open my windows was this:
the widest my window would open
Today I discovered how to open the windows wider – without breaking anything!
With the window opened as above – I looked on the right hand side of the frame – and saw this:
view of the right-hand-side of the window frame when slightly ajar
I pushed the black bracket upwards.
push the black hinge upwards
With the black hinge up it allowed the window to release and open wide.
the circled latch is freed from the black bracket and the window can swing open
Now the window is wide open as in the following photograph:
fully open window now
Next time you pull the window shut the black bracket will slide up and down to latch the window into the narrow-gap mode again.