Ensure Your Windows are Safe
November 1, 2011
Ensure your windows are safe
Here’s one way to keep kids from opening windows wide enough to fall out.
For a simple lock on a sash window, drill a hole through the top edge of the bot- tom sash and at least halfway into the top of the bottom of the upper sash. Then insert a 3 1/2 inch nail. This device will prevent the window from being opened from the outside, and it is invisible to would-be intruders and out of the reach of small children.
To ensure that the nail won’t jiggle out, drill the hole at a slightly downward angle. The nail should not be so tight that you cannot remove it in a hurry in the event of a fire. For greater security drill two holes for two nail locks, on either side of the window. Be careful to avoid hitting any seals that the sash may contain.
About the Author: Bob Cain
Some 30 years ago Bob Cain went to a no-money-down seminar and got the notion that owning rental property would be just the best idea there is for making money. He bought some. Trouble was, what he learned at the seminar didn’t tell him how to make money on his rental property. He went looking for help in the form of a magazine or newsletter about the business. He couldn't find any.
Always ready to jump at a great idea, he decided he could put his speaking and writing skills to work and perform a valuable service for other investors who needed more information about property management. So Bob ferreted out the secrets, tricks and techniques of property management wherever he found them; then he passed them along to other landlords.
For over 25 years now, Bob has been publishing information, giving speeches, putting on seminars and workshops, and consulting for landlords on how to buy, rent and manage property more effectively.