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Protecting Casement Windows

Edwards Signaling 9/28/2018
Protecting Casement Windows

APPLICATION 1

Surface Mount Contacts

Using surface mount contacts, the switch and magnet are both concealed when the window is closed. Use off-white, white or mahogany brown units to match plastic cover on the window.

INSTALLATION

Important: Anderson recommends against mounting switches in sills due to possible damage from water. If you must drill into the sill, make sure you provide a solid, tight seal using RTV compound.

Select position of Interlogix switch and magnet. Ventilation may be achieved with the use of a wide gap switch placed on the top of the window near the hinged side.

Drill hole for wires. Slant back 15˚ to 30˚ to make sure wires go inside wall. Drill at back of window frame as shown.
Clean surfaces with alcohol to remove dirt, grease and moisture.

Peel paper from back of switch and install as shown, or screw in place (depending on switch used).

Peel paper from back of magnet. Install on sash frame with Sentrol name reading the same direction as on switch.

Close window and test circuit.

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Protecting Casement Windows

APPLICATION 2

Recessed Contacts

Two methods for protecting Anderson casement windows are shown here. Figure 1 shows the standard method. Figure 2 shows the method used if ventilation is required. It is important to note that both methods require the magnet be placed in the sash on the step closest to the inside of the window.

Important: Anderson recommends against mounting switches in sills due to possible damage from water. If you must drill into the sill, make sure you provide a solid, tight seal using RTV compound.

Install magnet in sash on the step closest to the inside. Drill hole 1/4" (0.635 cm) diameter x 1-1/4" (3.175 cm) deep. This step has a cross section of about 1/2" x 1/2" (1.27 cm x 1.27 cm) and will hold the 1/4" diameter magnet by centering the hole in the section.

Drill hole for switch opposite magnet. Angle this hole back toward inside of wall about 15˚. Install switch and test. Cover ends of switch and magnet with silicone rubber to protect from weather.

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Protecting Casement Windows