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Old 01-26-2020, 08:23 PM   #1
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framless window operation

My wife has arthritic hands, so we wonder if the framless knob would be more difficult than a simple latch on the framed windows?
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:25 PM   #2
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Having worked with a person that did not have enough power in their fingers to turn the key to start a vehicle or unlock a door...

You could always screw on a bar as large as your wife needs to the front of the round knob on the frameless window openers. You could literally open and close the window with a closed fist.

With the sliding windows I think the finger action to unlock the window and grab the window to open it would take more finger power than might be available... if not now... maybe in the future.
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My wife has arthritic hands, so we wonder if the framless knob would be more difficult than a simple latch on the framed windows?
I also have very bad arthritic fingers, I have no problems opening the windows
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I've been able to operate them without too much trouble even during a carpal tunnel flare-up. The knob is fairly large and, well, knobbly, so it's fairly easy to get a good grip on.
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I use a piece of foam mattress topper (maybe 4 inches wide by 3 inches thick) with a slot cut in the bottom placed over the couple of knobs that tend to vibrate opening in transit. They could easily be left in place providing a cushy and less rigid grip.

Or Ed's idea might be made to slip over the knob temporarily so it could be used with any window, which is both more elegant and less visible.
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