Does anyone have experience repairing louver type windows
?Just bought a 13ft surfside
don't close. The part attached to the cranking mechanism needs to be replaced. Must I remove the windows
in order to install the mechanism or is there a simpler way?The only mechanism that I can find, that is close in size,has a sleeve that the turning rod fits into that is about 1/4 inch too short.One suggestion,by a friend,is to cut the rod, insert a smaller piece inside both rods to achieve the required length to make up for the shorter sleeve,and then pop rivite the rod together where it is extended. This wouild eliminate taking the window out, dismantling the window, taking the one side of the window apart and re- installing the window.Do you think that this would work? I wonder if it would still look o.k.,not sure what to do.