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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:37 pm 
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Have double glazing with handles and locks on. The whole mechanism comes loose every now and again, and it's easy to tighten it back to the window frame via the 2 screws, by removing the little cover and turning the handle to access.

However now over time the handles wobble and seem to be coming loose. How do I tighten these?

I don't want to start messing belted knowing if can/can't in case can't get back together and then have to leave the window unsecured.

Pic below of them, imagine they are pretty standard (crap!) from a 10 year old new build house.

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You could use some thread locker like they use on cars. Danger is you might not be able to get them off.

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danny4g wrote:
You could use some thread locker like they use on cars. Danger is you might not be able to get them off.

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It's not the base of the handle, I can get those tightened, it the actual handle, probably through use, that is just a bit too loose now. Not sure if can be tightened, maybe just through use, they can't and would need replaced?


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MrMrMr wrote:
danny4g wrote:
You could use some thread locker like they use on cars. Danger is you might not be able to get them off.

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It's not the base of the handle, I can get those tightened, it the actual handle, probably through use, that is just a bit too loose now. Not sure if can be tightened, maybe just through use, they can't and would need replaced?
As far as I have seen they dont look like you can tighten anything on them. Replacement is probably your best bet. Unless anyone else has a better idea

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC6KB2gxVV0
Think that they are about £5 each as per video also check and lubricate hinges as the stiffness of these can cause handle problems


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Thanks. I've went around and tightened then all again. All the handles are the same really, presume just about wear, although some don't get used really and still the same, must be cheap rubbish!

I'll replace if they get worse, hopefully find some with same screw holes.


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MrMrMr wrote:
Thanks. I've went around and tightened then all again. All the handles are the same really, presume just about wear, although some don't get used really and still the same, must be cheap rubbish!

I'll replace if they get worse, hopefully find some with same screw holes.


The actual handle is riveted to the bit that screws to the frame, they do wear and get loose after a few years. The screwhole centres should be the same if you buy a like for like (or similar for similar) replacement.

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replace the handles, the plastic bushes wear over time and the go slack

take the handle off, measure the screw centres and screw to spindle centres (if its offset)

Eg.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ERA-MAXIM-IN ... 7XFJ-viwAA



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Bob225 wrote:
replace the handles, the plastic bushes wear over time and the go slack

take the handle off, measure the screw centres and screw to spindle centres (if its offset)

Eg.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ERA-MAXIM-IN ... 7XFJ-viwAA

They look the exact ones actually! Thanks


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