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> Do you have any experience with slotted stop bead adjusters? They have a logical appeal, but part of me (at age 56) thinks that having alternately tight or rattling windows is actually preferable to yet another seasonal maintenance obligation.
Yes. Traditionally the stops would be tightened up in the winter to limit air infiltration and prevent sash rattling in the wind; in the summer they were loosed to made the sash easier to open and close. What usually happens with bead adjusters these days, is they get adjusted to a balance somewhere between too loose and rattling sashes, and too tight and difficult to open, and then get left that way year-round. The advantage is that each window can be finely tuned to meet the need of how that window is used. Some windows are left tight because they are never opened, others are left loose because they are opened frequently. A further advantage is that when a room's use is changed the window stops can be adjusted to meet that new use.