Hi. I've been spending time cleaning up my Phillips jalousie windows from my 1970 Utopia. After reassembling a 2-pane unit, the window won't quite close... the lip of one pane is hitting the edge of the pane below it... I am pretty sure I reassembled it exactly the way I took it apart, yet it still doesn't close.
Just in case, I tried swapping the two panes & that didn't help... it actually was worse,
What is puzzling is there's no way (that I can see) to adjust the placement of the panes in the window... but they are sitting about 1 mm to close to each other.
Curious if anyone has come up against this issue. Thanks.
Photos... I'll try to add some more to show more details.
Granted, our Shasta Compact has previous generation jalousie windows. They are just glass panes with the mechanism on the sides. Yours look to have metal all the way around. Ours are designed to have a very small amount of overlap to keep the rain out.
That's odd... Maybe theres a little play/looseness in the hardware (bolt hole are 1mm too big?) that attaches to the side of the panes? As you tighten one pane push up on the bracket arm things and pull down as you tighten the ones on the other pane? It might give you the mm or two you need for clearance...
Also - I see there are three holes on the brackets that attach to the side of the pane. If you switch to the center hole for instance does it move the pane relative to the other?
PT, I think your suggestion about loosening screws, and just trying to shift each one and then re-tighten makes sense.. I tried it unsuccessfully; but will tinker with it again.
(I think switching to different holes of those 3 holes will adjust the panes slightly but only in the 'in and out' direction; not in the 'up and down' - meaning it doesn't move the 2 panes away from each other...
The other thing I may look at is if the pins that the panes hinge on might be bent a little.
Thanks (all) for your help.
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2022 11:09:47 GMT -8 by brettstar
The issue is you have the top piece of your lower window pane frame backwards. The shorter side should be in front. The longer side should be in back and that is what the seal (that is missing btw) from the upper pane presses up against.