How To Repalce Locking Tie Bar# 198 On a Casement Window

How To Repalce Locking Tie Bar# 198 On a Casement Window

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172 How To Install Keeper Finder Part # 172

How To Install New Lock Using Keeper Finder

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For these directions a Left Hand lock has been used.

1: Unlock and open window and remove the old lock and keeper. Install new lock in old locks place. With the handle pointing down so its in the “locked position”. If the screw holes are loose you will need to fill with wood putty and let dry and re-drill as you want a tight fit. Before you screw in the screws pre drill your holes with a drill bit to avoid splitting the wood.

Keeper Finder 1

2: Move handle up to unlock position.

Keeper Finder 2

3: Install keeper finder with the smooth part facing out.

Keeper Finder 3 - 172

4: Move handle down to locked position to hold the keeper finder in place. you will see the keeper finder sticking up out of the top of the lock.

172 keeper finder window lock

5: Crank close your window. This will allow the keeper finder to make an imprint in the wood of your sash so you know where to install your new keeper.

casement awning window lock keeper tool

6: Crank open your window, you will see the imprints made by the keeper finder.  Line up the new keeper screw holes centered on the imprints. When installing the new keeper the smooth side MUST face out.  Your old screw holes may need to be filled with wood putty.

window lock tool

7: Screw in the keeper using the color matching screws. You may want to pre drill screw holes with small bit to avoid splitting the wood. Make sure you keeper is straight up and down when installing.

8: Remove your keeper finder by unlocking your lock.


Keeper Finder Tool DIY

9: Crank closed your window. When closing your window the picture below is how the keeper should look to you.  Smooth Side out! If it does not look like the picture your window will NOT lock.

window lock keeper

10: Once window is closed lock your window by pulling the handle to the down position.

window lock - casement and awning


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Part # 129 Encore Lever Lock & Escutcheon Kit

Part # 129 Encore Lever Lock & Escutcheon Kit

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Hurd Swinging Patio Door Sweep and Seal Comparison

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For Hurd Swinging Patio doors over the years Hurd used a variety of sweep sand seals for their door. This is a comparison to help you identify which seal or sweep you need for your vintage of door. This comparison and be very helpful if the sweep or seal you need is missing.

Hurd Door Sweep and Seals


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543 – Patio Door Panel Guide Kit Install Instructions

How To Install  543 – Patio Door Panel Guide Kit -Guide Buttons

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Install Patio door guide buttons on the inside of the operating door 1″ from each side on the panel and flush with the top of the sash panel as seen in diagram. It is necessary for the screw to set squarely in the guide button for it to be secure in the sash panel.

How To Install Hurd Patio Door Guide Buttons

How To Install Hurd Patio Door Guide Buttons

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How To Replace a Casement Operator

Updated! This how to video will teach you how to replace a casement operator on a casement window. The window used in this video is the Hurd Energy Saver Casement with Truth Casement hardware – Now Called Sierra Pacific WI product.To order Hurd Replacement Parts visit to order other window and door part brands visit 


How To: Remove a casement sash from frame

Quick How To video on removing a Hurd Casement Sash from a frame in a few easy steps.

If you are replacing the operator on a Casement there is no need to disconnect whole sash from the frame. Just disconnect the operator arms from the sash bracket and/or track shoe from the sash as shown in the 1st part of the video. No need to disconnect the top and bottom hinge. Note that in this video this is a new style window and parts have the SNAP RINGS on the Hinges and sash bracket. Older style windows and parts will have a sliver or black clip that moves to detach from the sash

This video we are working on a Hurd Energy Saver casement window / Sierra Pacific WI Energy Saver –  with Truth Encore operator and Truth adjustable hinges

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