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sweetkeight

Our casement windows may be atypical for Americans, but are very common here in Finland. The windows themselves are comprised of glass on a hinge (usually double insulated - so actually 2 panes of glass inside) then an inner compartment sandwiched between the outer pane which can be 2-4 inches or as many as 6-8 inches wide. Finally the outer pane of glass on a hinge finishing the window exterior. On newer mass produced windows the hinges open all the panes INTO the house but have no mechanism for keeping the window open. On older windows only the outer/ exterior pane opens OUT and most also have a mechanism that allows the the outer pane to be 'locked' in the desired position by tightening a butterfly-type wing-nut on the mechanism -situated inside that compartment space I detailed earlier. Panes inside the room, open INTO the room. Drapes/valance,etc obstruct the opening of the window -actually everything including blinds placed over the entire window obstruct the opening of a window. Our windows 72 inches W in total are divided into 3 panes...each approx. 24 inches wide. I've attached a couple photos. The first photo shows the window hinges on the outer edge. The second photo demonstrates the window open just a crack, but they can be opened to fully fold flat on the wall which is extreme, but possible.

   
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