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Old 03-26-2008, 11:17 PM
 
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I'm not sure that I would mind the bars. We are all on one floor, and I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving the windows open at night. We have a swamp cooler, too!
Penelope - A lot of windows here open sideways. If you have one of those, have a piece of wood cut at Lowe's/Home Depot, that only allows the window to open maybe 4 in.

You can also buy a 3-pack of window alarms there. It's a 2-piece alarm, and when the pieces come apart, it lets out a 90 dB tone. What I do is mount the pieces together in the 4 in. "open" position.

No one can climb through a 4 in. gap, but if they manage to open the window anyway, you have the alarm as backup.

Another idea would be to let the cooler air exit through an open flue in the chimney, if you have one.

p.s. Btw, you will want to run the fan overnight in June - trust me!
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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Default bars on windows?

Spending more time in ABQ. Drove out 40 at least 15-20 min east. Got off a couple of exits and still saw bars on windows and door gates like I did in the Nob Hill section. Like the city but can someone explain this- am I making alot of nothing? Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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We discussed this recently:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...s-windows.html
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:45 PM
 
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Thanks-should have searched. Read the posts.





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Old 09-21-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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Default Bars on windows - why?

We will be retiring to Albuquerque next year. We are super excited to be moving to the Southwest from Ohio. Upon looking at homes throughout the city we noticed a lot of homes have bars on the windows. Is this due to crime? Or, is this a fad?
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:32 AM
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Mostly left-overs from a fad in the 1960-70's before burglar alarms were common on homes. Aside from that, decretive wrought iron work was very popular in NM for a while.

They do offer some security in really bad older neighborhoods, but you dont see them much in the newer developments built since the late 80's.


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Old 09-21-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Bernalillo, NM
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See What is it about Río Rancho? for a discussion on this topic.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Old Town
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Mostly left-overs from a fad in the 1960-70's before burglar alarms were common on homes. Aside from that, decretive wrought iron work was very popular in NM for a while.

They do offer some security in really bad older neighborhoods, but you dont see them much in the newer developments built since the late 80's.
Agree with this.

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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So you can see what you are drinking?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Nuevo México
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The longer a house has been standing, the more time its various owners have had to put their "added touches" on them, like bars or anything else. I've seen plenty of newer homes with bars though, while my older 1950's house doesn't have them.

It just takes one break-in for owners to decide "Lets put up some bars."
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