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  • Copper Plated #8 Sash Chain Copper sash chain

    Our most popular chain by far, this copper-dipped steel sash chain is specifically designed to operate smoothly over pulleys, making it ideal for hanging sash. Thickness of the material is .035" with 21 links per foot and a working load limit of 75 lbs. Sash chain is packaged in 100-ft. lengths.

    Price:
    Box of 100 ft (Item #246): $64.95/$59.00
    Per foot (Item #273): 89¢/80¢

  • Copper Plated #35 Sash Chain

    This chain has the same finish as Copper Plated #8, but with a working load of up to 105 lbs. to handle large, heavy windows. (Item #1047)

    Price: $56.95/$51.26 for box of 100 ft.

  • Bright Brass Plated #8 Sash Chain brass sash chain

    What finishes off a window restoration project more perfectly than shiny brass hardware? Our bright brass sash chain is a great way to tie it all together. It goes equally well with sash that have been painted or stained on the interior. This strong steel plated chain has a working load limit of 75 lbs. The thickness of the material is .035" with 21 links per foot. (Item #247)

    Price: $64.95/$59.00 for box of 100 ft.

  • Zinc-Plated #8 Sash Chain

    For those desiring a more “industrial” or a simple utilitarian look, this zinc plated chain with a low lustre silver finish is a popular alternative to the more formal look of copper, bronze, or brass. The chain has a working load limit of 75 lbs. Material thickness is .035", with 21 links per foot. (Item #248)

    Price: $44.95/$38.21 for box of 100 ft.

  • Stainless Steel #8 Sash Chain

    This sash chain is made of bright, durable stainless steel. It has a working load limit of 75 lbs. Material thickness is .035", with 21 links per foot.

    Price: $116.95/$105.26 for box of 100 ft.

  • Red Metal Solid Bronze #8 Sash Chain red bronze sash chain

    If you are looking for an alternative to the plated steel chains, this chain is made of solid bronze through and through. Although the manufacturer calls it “red metal,” the color is more of a satin bronze. Thickness of the material is .035", with 21 links per foot. The working load limit is slightly less than the steel chains, but more than adequate for most windows. (70 lbs. vs.75 lbs for the steel.) . Due to its higher cost compared to steel plated chains, one popular trick is to use the red metal chain on the more visible lower sash and to use a less expensive chain on the upper sash where it is usually covered. (Item #249)

    Price: $197.95/$179.00 for box of 100 ft.

  • Red Metal Solid Bronze #35 Sash Chain

    This sash chain has a 100-pound weight limit. Because it is made of solid bronze, it will always retain its attractive finish. This is significant with heavy windows that cause the chain to grind against the pulleys more. If you have a historic home with large, heavy windows, this is an excellent choice. Box of 100 ft. (Item #934)

    Price: $216.95/$195.95 for box of 100 ft.

  • Sash Fixtures sash fixtures

    #8 Fixtures are for use with #8 and #35 Sash Chain. One set of fixtures, consisting of four #8 hooks and four #44 3/4" spirals, is helpful when hanging a window of two sashes. All fixtures are steel.

    Price:
    ¾” spirals, box of 100 (Item #532): $19.95/$17.79

    7/8” spirals, box of 100 (Item #292): $19.95/$17.79

    Sash fixture hooks, box of 100 (Item #304): $15.95/$14.50

  • #7 Samson Spot Sash Cord #7 Samson sash cord

    This is by far our most popular sash cord, available in 50' and 100' lengths. The sash cord comes with a high-grade cotton cover and nylon-reinforced core, which provides extra strength and durability. Features the exclusive trademarked "spotted" construction. Cord has a breaking strength of 825 lbs., a working load of 124 lbs., and a diameter of 7/32." Available in 50' and 100' lengths.

    Price:
    100' length (Item #285): $21.99/$18.69

  • #8 Samson Spot Sash Cord #8 Samson sash cord

    Designed for use in larger windows where #7 sash cord might not be adequate, this #8 sash cord is available in 50' and 100' lengths. The sash cord comes with a high-grade cotton cover and nylon-reinforced core, which provides extra strength and durability. Features the exclusive trademarked "spotted" construction. Cord has a breaking strength of 1000 lbs., working load of 150 lbs., and a diameter of 1/4." Available in 50' and 100' lengths

    Price:
    100' length (Item #287): $19.99/$17.05

  • #8 Aetna Sash Cord

    This sash cord is the top choice when replacing broken cords in large windows where a solid white color is desired (no spotted look). The sash cord comes with a high-grade white cotton cover and high strength synthetic inner core, which provides extra strength and durability. Cord has a breaking strength of 800 lbs., a working load of 120 lbs., and a diameter of 1/4." Available in 50' and 100' lengths.

    Price:
    100' length (Item #291): $21.99/$18.69

  • #7 Aetna Sash Cord

    The #7 sash cord comes with a high-grade white cotton cover and high strength synthetic inner core, which provides extra strength and durability. Cord has a breaking strength of 625 lbs., a working load of 94 lbs., and a diameter of 7/32."

    Price:
    50' length (Item #796): $9.95/$8.46
    100' length (Item #289): $17.95/$15.26

Restore Your Home's Original Windows

Boston Building Resources loves old-growth wood double-hung windows. These windows were designed to be easily maintained and repaired, and we have the tools and supplies for you to do just that.

One of the most common repairs is to replace a rope that has broken. When this happens, the sash will not operate properly or at all. Happily, it's not a difficult fix. You can replace the broken rope with new sash cord or with long-lasting chain. We teach this skill at Window Rehab workshops on a regular basis; check our calendar for upcoming classes.

Feel free to call and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff if you have questions. Click the "Product Catalog" tab above to see products and prices.