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In poor condition, the window must be restored. The stone surround will just be refreshed because the material is healthy. In the past, vertical bars protected access.

Install a swing shutter

Practical advice

● To accommodate the sealing tabs, dig a slightly flared cavity inward to enhance the sealing efficiency.
● In the presence of cut stone, use a white cement of similar color.
For an embrasure in blocks, use gray cement or quick cement. The quick setting of the latter reduces the wait before opening the shutter.

Each window has a stone embrasure. The measures to be taken into account for the installation of shutters are those of the table (height and width of the opening): H. 990 x l. 800 mm, in our case. To allow the free movement of the leaf, leave a peripheral clearance of about 5 mm. For one leaf, this amounts to inferring 10 mm in height and width. This is a standard model that is installed here. If necessary, it is always possible to cut it to fit, remaining within the limits indicated by the manufacturer.

The pose

Equipped with its two hinges, the leaf is presented in the opening. Wooden corners, sawn in a fir plank, allow to keep it there and to balance the games on its periphery. By pushing them in or pulling them out, the flap is raised or lowered slightly, it is moved to the right or to the left... Introduced temporarily in the hinges, the hinges locate the location of their lodgings. It remains to materialize them on the wall with a marker. It is the base of the hinge that serves as a reference, in the extension of the sealing lug.
● Two cavities are made by drilling close holes with a concrete drill. Their depth must be sufficient to accommodate the paw of the hinge. Too long, it is reduced, then split axially with the hacksaw. Each branch is then twisted to the vice, one on the right, the other on the left to form a "carp tail" facilitating anchoring. The stone between the holes is removed by flat chisel with caution, the least unfortunate blow can break the edge of the amount.
● After having dusted and wet the cavities, the hinges are positioned in the hinges and then wedged with small stones. The sealing is carried out by stuffing in each housing, with the cat's tongue trowel, a mortar consisting of one part of white cement for two of sieved sand. Twenty-four hours is enough before the first opening.

The accessories

  • The stops: flying closed, markers are drawn inside the embrasure to locate the location of the two abutments. These are two metal plates with screw legs. They are fixed by pegging, one 20 cm from the top, the other 20 cm from the bottom of the opening.
  • The lock: it is a simple bolt mounted internally on the first batten. His bolt engages in a hole of Ø 10 mm, pierced in the embrasure. It is also possible to install a espagnolette closure.
  • The turnstile: this accessory, sealed just below the shutter at one third of its width, keeps it folded against the wall.

Finishing

The shutter is protected by two layers of insecticide, fungicide and water repellent stain. The stone surround is brushed and the window completely restored: scraped, sanded, masticated, repainted. The plaster of facade will be redone last.

Refresh the window's surroundings

Refresh the window's surroundings

In poor condition, the window must be restored. The stone surround will just be refreshed because the material is healthy. In the past, vertical bars protected access.

Position and adjust the wing

Position and adjust the wing

Place the door in the window recess, its outer face in the plane of the front wall. Adjust and flange it with wooden wedges inserted between the edges and the support.

To locate the base of the sealing of the paw

To locate the base of the sealing of the paw

Fit the hinges in their hinges and with a large felt, locate the underside of the hinge foot on the cut stone. It is he who determines the base of the sealing of the leg.

Drill

Drill

Remove the flap, then drill six holes defining the contour of the sealing cavity. A percussion drill is enough to drill the cut stone, so it is soft.

Finish with chisel

Finish with chisel

Finish the chisel by breaking the stone between the holes. Work with caution, a blow a little strong can break the edge of the amount, always difficult to repair!

Fit and wedge the wing

Fit and wedge the wing

Insert the hinges into the hinges and legs in their housings. Set and re-wedge the gate before filling the cavities with a white cement-based mortar.

Fix the support stops

Fix the support stops

After determining the location of the flap support stops, drill two Ø 8 mm holes in the left jamb. Place two plastic pegs and screw the threaded ends of the stops.

Seal a tourniquet

Seal a tourniquet

Under the lower edge of the wing and about one third of its width, dig a hole in the front wall to seal a turnstile holding the shutter in the open position.

Fix a bolt

Fix a bolt

Attach a bolt at mid-height on the inside of the first blade of the flap. The closing is done from the inside, the bolt engaging in a hole Ø 10 mm, pierced in the left post.


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