How to install window lifters

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Project Overview

Sash windows are a lot easier to open when you install window lifters on the frame. We show you the best place to put them and how to screw them into position. You will also see what tools you need to do the job properly.
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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Install a Sash Window
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Drilling set depth

Here’s a simple way to keep your drill bit from drilling too far into any material. When you need to control your hole depth precisely, there are a number of different depth stoppers you can buy. But if you only need a rough guide, wrap a piece of electrical tape around the drill bit at the depth you want to drill to.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Mark up the drill points for your window lifters
2 Install the window lifters on the window frame
  • Step 1. Mark up the drill points for your window lifters

    Mark lines on the bottom of the window frame, 75-100mm in from both edges. Then centre a lifter on top of each mark and flush with the top of the timber. Now use your pencil to mark out the screw holes.
  • Step 2. Install the window lifters on the window frame

    Drill pilot holes for each of your screws, making sure not to drill the whole way through the frame. Once the holes are drilled, screw the lifters into place and you are done.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
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