I was trying to find a good way to hold my top hinged windows open, other than using a stick of wood that could fall out, especially on real windy days. I was looking for something that would telescope, so it would be easy to adjust how far the window would be open. Maybe a piece of PVC inside each other and use a pin to go through both pieces, to make different lengths. It would work but I couldn't think of a way to mount PVC to my windows. I was looking around and saw my bimini for the boat. I have extra support pieces, in case one happens to break. I got them out and came up with this idea for my windows. It will hold them open and no chance of wind blowing them open or closed. A 7/8 dowel rod fits inside the support end. I cut 4 different lengths of dowel for each window, so I can have options of how far I want each window open. A set screw holds the dowel in place, but I changed out the set screw with a thumb screw, so I didn't need any tools to change dowels. I purchased the bimini parts on walmart.com, it's the same ones I use on our boat. You can find other places that sell bimini parts, if you don't want to get them through Walmart or they stop carrying them.
I don't have the set screw changed out with the thumb screw in this picture, but you can see where the set screw is holding the dowel in place.
You will need 2 of each of these, for every window.
Recent User Reviews
"Thinking outside the box!"
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 13, 2019
This is really helpful! I've needed something like this for another project, but didn't know it even existed. I think you've helped me figure out my sloped ceiling shower curtain rod as well as made an awesome suggestion for the windows on my chicken coop! Thanks so much!
"Ventilation - The Perfect Window Brace!"
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 12, 2019
What a GREAT idea! It took a boater to find the perfect answer to window props that won't slam shut in the breeze. Text is good - Pictures are great! An easy, inexpensive and adjustable fix for ventilation issues. I LOVE it!