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Question DetailsAsked on 10/3/2017

I need bars removed from window

I need security bars remove from my window, a name of a worker

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I won't ask why you are removing them - seems if they were needed by a prior owner they might not be a bad idea for you to have. If these are fixed bars over a window where they have to be openable for emergency egress, perhaps getting them remounted with legal hinges and interior emergency release is a better idea. Couple of links on that subject here:

Here are a couple of related links about how to get window bar contractors and to handle bars, FYI.

Depending on how the bars are mounted makes a difference too - assuming you do not want cutoff ends of the bars showing through brick or stone, if imbedded in brick or stone then a Masonry contractor (your Search the List category) would be your best bet.

If just bolted in, a handyman (Handymen is the Search the List category) can do it - just be careful if the bolt heads were ground or rounded off to prevent removal that he uses a wet removal method - dry grinding or sawing the heads off to remove it can easily heat the bolts up enough to start a fire in the wall. Wet grinding, wet sawing, scoring and nut cracking, chiseling, or dry ice cracking them off are acceptable removal methods for bolts that have been made thief proof.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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