Added sliding window security

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  1. TheTwoOfUs

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    Here's a simple, inexpensive way of adding a bit more security to your sliding windows. All I've used are items readily available from most camping shops, namely 19mm and 16mm aluminium tube, 16mm plastic c-clamp, walking stick rubber and a thumb screw clamp. If you don't need any adjustment, you can do away with the thumb screw clamp and the 16mm tube and just cut the 19mm tube to length.
     

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    I worked in a school with similar window security.

    Someone had put a length of wood up against the sliding window so it couldn't be opened from outside.

    It Worked

    June
     
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    you beat me to it :cry:

    economy version......a strip of plywood laid in the window glass channel.
     
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    And me ! I have only ever used a bit of dowling
     
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    We use a strip of wood as well, lot cheaper!!
     
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    we use a cricket stump ,everything should have more than one use :RollEyes:
     
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    Thanks for posting the tip:thumb:
     
  8. TheTwoOfUs

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    You use what you want, I am only showing people what I've done. It's up to them to decide which option to go for - if indeed any. However I will point out that one of the reasons that I did it this way was because the C clamp clips into place around the window edging whereas a piece of wood is simply spragged between the two. It can therefore be dislodged by a thin piece of metal inserted between the two sliding windows, similar to how they used to insert a something to unhook the door lock knobs. Also, I can if I want, leave the sprag in position when I'm driving safe in the knowledge that it wont fall out.
    Anyway, it was a simple, cheap piece of equipment that anyone can make using nothing more than a hacksaw.
     
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    Hi I have used square wood dowling that drops neatly in the window channel I added a notice board pin to help remove the timber.

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    Regards Pat
     
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