MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE NOTES

CASEMENT WINDOWS - ADJUSTMENT

Should the operation of the opening vent appear ‘slack’ the situation can be remedied by simply adjusting the pressure of the friction hinges to achieve this arrange the vent into a fully opened position then locate the small brass screw head, turn the screw in a clockwise direction so as to increase the pressure exerted. The top and bottom hinges should be both adjusted to the same extent in order to maintain the equalised tension.

WINDOW FRICTION HINGE 

To maintain optimum performance of friction hinges, it is recommended that: 

(a) The hinges, particularly the pivots, sliding shoe and track should be kept free from dirt and debris at all time.

(b) Every 12 months, the hinges should be cleaned & lubricated using '3in1 Oil' sparingly, and the tightness of fixing screws checked.

SHOOT BOLTS, ROLLERS AND LOCK KEEPS

All items should be treated yearly and kept clean by means of a damp cloth wiping over all components and re-lubricating with '3in1 Oil'  or WD40 spray also petroleum / Vaseline jelly can be applied to all types of keep plates and movable parts of the locks - however a `spray` may prove easier to use and apply - remove any surplus oil / spray with a cloth

TILT & TURN WINDOWS

The continued ease of operation and working life of the window will require a simple yearly piece of maintenance use consumables that have been listed in the above paragraph on all moveable parts. Tighten handle fixing screws if necessary also it is possible to adjust the sealing ability of the opener by using a Allen Key to adjust the cams located around the sash,  they are concentric, by turning in one direction this will increase the level of compression

VERTICAL SLIDING WINDOWS

The continued ease of operation and the working life of the product will require a simple yearly check to clean out all concealed areas from airborne debris – it is possible to apply  either `Silicone` or WD40 spray to the moveable parts sparingly, and visually check the integrity of the locking catches.

INLINE PATIO SLIDER

The life of the lock cylinder and mechanism can be lengthened by regular lubrication with a light oil such as WD40 spray. Again follow the details within the third paragraph above.

FRENCH DOORS

Double Lever/Lever style handles are fitted on all French doors, the main opening door leaf is known as the ‘Master’ the other leaf is termed the ‘Slave’. Both door leafs will open fully when unlocked. If only the Master is to be opened then repeat the procedure described above, if the Slave is to be then opened repeat same operation. Both doors can be opened in unison by turning both keys and depressing both handles simultaneously. When closing from a fully opened position the Slave leaf must be engaged first then the Master to follow (both keys to the door cylinders are paired – and thumb turn cylinders can also be specified).

INLINE PATIO SLIDER

To unlock – insert key into barrel, turn anti-clockwise and push lever upwards. Pull handle to slide door open. To lock the door simply close door shut, push the lever downwards and turn the key clockwise.

RESIDENTIAL DOORS / FRENCH DOORS

Ensure that all accumulated dirt and deposits are flushed out from the various drainage slots situated in the bottom area of the outer frame. Hinges should also be inspected and lubricated from time to time with light oil such as '3in1 Oil' or by means of a spray. The cylinder keys must not be permanently left inserted into the cylinder, this is a security risk and can reduce the life of the product as it encourages the formation of condensation on the cylinder. Follow out the main instructions regarding keeps & moving parts as laid out in paragraphs above.

BI-FOLD and TILT & SLIDE DOORS

Particular care should be taken to regularly inspect the door track and to remove dirt, stones or other debris. This area should thereafter be cleaned with warm water and a soft brush. At regular intervals the control part, locking plates and gliding rail should be lubricated with light oil. It is possible that after a prolonged period of service that the opening sashes may require adjustment to maintain maximum tightness for thermal insulation and soundproofing. If such adjustment is necessary we recommend that you contact the installer.

Please note: Under no circumstance should the key channel or cylinder core be oiled.

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Maintenance


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