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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Hi everyone.
I have a property 1st floor flat.
All Windows are the same they
tilt just fine.
But do not swing in to the property
fully. I expect it's a safety feature
but assume there is an override
that I can't figure out.

Any ideas


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Tilt and turn a fiddly things.
First close the window and put the handle to lock (normally down).
Turning the handle to horizontal will then allow it to open one way.
Close and put handle to the lock position (down) then turn the handle to the fully upright position it will then open the other way.
I seem to remember horizontal is turn and vertical is tilt but you will soon see however you must return to the locked position each time before trying to change the mode. :thumbleft:


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Thanks ToolBox
I probably wasn't clear on the problem. :dunno:
The window tilts inwards when the handle is in the 9 o'clock position and swings open when the handle is in the 12 o'clock position. The issue is, the window does not swing all the way open it stops part way as seen in pic two.
Something is stopping the window swinging all the way open. I have no idea what's blocking the window.
It's not just one window it's all of them. They all open by the same amount, I am sure its a safety thing but I can't figure it out.
Are there situations that windows are manufactured to not swing open fully due to safety concerns over the height of the window
Its a first floor flat so the fall is not something a child would enjoy.

I have run my fingers all around the inside of the frame of the windows looking for a catch to release the window allowing it to swing all the way open, but no joy.

Any Ideas, Anyone....
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I see how frustrating, anything on this page look familiar?
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=relea ... 49&bih=831
If it is a flat have you tried the neighbours they may have the same system?



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Thanks everyone who helped. The property was empty so I didn't follow up on this right away. I got a new tenant on the 1st Feb so it then became more urgent. Turns out there is a switch (or lever if you prefer) on the underside of the window frame, operate that and the window will swing all the way open. I felt around that area a few times but didn't find it, turns out big fat sausage fingers are no good for that sort of thing and skinny little fingers are better. Even after I knew where to look it took a few goes at getting it to work.

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