The Ultimate Sash Replacement System

Ultra-Fit Sash Pac Sash Replacement System

TrimLine Windows offers the Ultra-Fit Sash Pac sash replacement window system. Unlike typical wood sash replacement window systems, which merely provide a pair of loose compression style jambliners, the Ultra-Fit design unitizes its jambliner with a low profile head and sill plate, thereby ensuring a factory controlled sash opening.

The Ultra-Fit jambliner features a flexible blind stop flap to ensure a tight fitting weatherseal, while providing a seamless transition from the old window frame.

Custom made on every 1/8", the unit, which is field assembled, is installed in a similar manner as a conventional replacement window. Once the unit is secured in the opening the jambliner can be adjusted to remove any hour-glassing or bowing-out through the use of a specialized jamb adjusting screw.

The system employs the same E-Z Tilt sash, block and tackle balance system and hardware, as well as other available options on the Legend Series clad wood double hung replacement window. In addition, all wood and arched head sash with True Divided Lites are also available with this system.

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Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Ultra-Fit sash replacement system in white shown installed in typical wood opening with 5/8" removable grille in bottom sash and 1 1/8" authentic true divided lite "Presidential" model segmented arch top sash.

Ultra-Fit head and jambliner assembly shown in white (also available in almond).


Ultra-Fit sill and jambliner assembly.

The Ultra-Fit sash replacement system is offered as a kit ready for field assembly complete with instructions and all necessary assembly and installation hardware. Shown in almond (also available in white) with optional 4 lite SDL grille in top sash and 5/8" removable wooden grille in lower sash in western pine interior.
The Ultra-Fit sash replacement system features a specialized jamb adjusting screw to remove any hour-glassing or bowing of the jambliner to ensure a weather tight sash fit.

The Block and Tackle balances used in all Trimline double hung windows never need adjusting and have been AAMA tested for over 28,000 cycles without failure to ensure an equivalent of 104 years worth of smooth and effortless operation

PARTS LIST

  1. HEAD SECTION
  2. SILL SECTION
  3. LEFT JAMBLINER ASSEMBLY
  4. RIGHT JAMBLINER ASSEMBLY
  5. TOP SASH
  6. BOTTOM SASH
  7. 12 ASSEMBLY SCREWS #7X1 PHILLIPS PANHEAD
  8. 2 SILL INSTALLATION SCREWS #7X1 PHILLIPS PANHEAD
  9. 4 #6 X 2 INSTALLATION SCREWS
  10. 2 JAMB ADJUSTING SCREWS
  11. SASH PIVOT
  12. BOTTOM SASH LIFT(S)
  13. 2 SNAP-IN JAMB ADJUSTMENT HOLE COVERS
  14. 4 SNAP-IN JAMB INSTALLATION HOLE COVERS

  

Ultra-Fit Sash Replacement System

Assembly & Installation Instructions

Assembly

  1. Unpack & arrange the window Frame Head (A), Sill (B), RH Jambliner (C), and LH Jambliner (D) on a flat surface with the interior of the frame facing upward.

  2. Attach the Head (A) to the straight ends of jambliners (C) & (D) with the #7xl phillips panhead screws provided (G). BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER-TORQUE THE SCREWS.

  3. Attach the sill (B) to the angled ends of jambliners (C) & (D) with the #7x1 phillips panhead screws provided (G). BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER-TOURQUE THE SCREWS.

Installation

  1. Using a putty knife, carefully remove the interior sash stops from the head & jambs of the old window (figure #1), as you may want to re-use them in step #7 below. Remove the old bottom sash. At this point double check the size of the sash opening with the frame assembled in steps 2 & 3 above.

  2. Remove the center parting stops from the head & jambs of the old window using a prybar, pliers or putty knife, and discard them. Remove the old upper sash and pulleys and cut the sash cords. For newer windows remove the old jambliners or aluminum sash tracks.

  3. Inspect the window opening for square, straight, and unobstructed installation of the new frame. Clean & remove debris as necessary.

  4. Apply silicone sealant to the interior face of the exterior blind stop at the head & jambs of the old window.

  5. Carefully lay the assembled Ultra-Fit Frame into the window opening (sill first). Be sure to pull back both blind stop flaps so that they do not lie against the interior face of the siliconed blind stop. In most cases it will be necessary to notch the top of the flap so it is not trapped behind the top blind stop. The flexible blind stop flap should lie against the outside of the blind stop as shown in figure #5. Push the frame outward until the foam bulb weather strip compresses against the siliconed exterior blind stop.

  6. Once the Ultra-Fit Frame is positioned in the opening check for any excessive clearance (more than¼" each side) around the frame and sash opening. If needed, shim behind predrilled installation holes (I). Using the #6 x2 phillips head screws, screw through shims into old window jamb. Install snap-in installation Hole Covers (N).

  7. Either reinstall the old interior trim that was removed in installation step 1 or replace with new trim. In either case be sure to pull back the inside flexible trim flap on the jambliner before installing trim.

  8. Using the special crown & bit tool (figure #6) install the jamb adjusting/anchor screws (J) in the pre-drilled 9/16" hole at the middle of the left and right jambliners. Using the bit portion of the tool only adjust the jamb adjusting screw so the jambs are straight & the frame is square. Install snap-in Hole Covers (M).

  9. First, Install the new Top Sash (E) as follows: Hold the sash at a slight angle and engage the pivot (K) by lowering the sash into the terminal assembly. Make sure all (4) terminal assemblies are in the locked position approximately 8"-10" above the sill and that they are equal height on both sides of the right and left jambliners. If not in the locked position insert screwdriver into terminal assembly & pull downward until at proper height and turn screwdriver slowly until locked in place. (Figure #4)
  10. Repeat step 9 to install Bottom Sash (F).

  11. Once both sashes are installed check for smooth operation & tight vertical weather seals. Use the jamb adjusting screw (J) as described in step 8 to tighten or loosen jambliner against sash.

  12. Mount lift handles (L) on lower sash at pre-marked location using #6x1 bugle head screws provided.


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