If the window has a spiral balance (see below) that is not holding the window, tilt out the sash to gain access to the slide where the bottom of the balance attaches. If the balance is broken and you are unable to tighten it, remove and replace it with a balance of the same tension. A block-and-tackle system has a nylon string line that attaches near the top of the window frame and runs into a spring that is encased in a metal sleeve. A clockspring balance looks like a sash pulley but has a metal tape coming out of it; a spring inside the device provides the tension.
Making these dreams come true is simpler than you thought -- print these instructions to begin! To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. Faulty area of door has been identified as being at the bottom from testing for leaks with a garden hose (spraying the bottom of the door for 5 minutes resulted in trickling water down basement wall).
ANY DIY suggestions are appreciated; hoping not to have to tear up deck and call in a carpenter! Does the water have to rise above the bottom of the door track before coming into the house?
When you used the hose, did you spray water so that it could accumulate inside the door track, or did you spray it beneath the bottom of the vinyl frame? Many Framing carpenters are notorious for not using caulk when they install doors or windows, as far as a framing carpenter is concerned, caulking is for the painter.
And I cannot recall ever seeing any vinyl siding installer use any caulk, though there are many places where some should be used as the siding is put up, because some areas cannot be caulked after the siding is up. Ledger board bolts can certainly give a point of entry for water, and like I said about framing carpenters, most wouldn't be caught dead using a caulking gun while they are framing anything. But it would seem that if it were caused by the bolts, then there would likely be more leaks in the basement than just beneath the door, and water coming through at the bolts wouldn't stain the vinyl flooring as the floor is above the location of any ledger bolts. But certainly the leak in the basement could in fact come from unsealed bolt holes in the wall when the deck was installed. I'd guess it's entering at a horizontal seam in the vinyl siding below the door, maybe around the deck ledger, if you have one. I'd bet you pull that siding and the door and there would be no flashing or sill pan under the door and most likely no window tape around the nailing fins.
I guess it could also be water splashing up into the integral j-channel, then running down the back of the siding. The door has a positive lip on the inside that in my mind creates a dam against water infiltration to the inside. Anytime you combine a ledger attached deck with an improperly installed door (no pan flashing or probably poor flashing) and low elevation difference between inside and outside, anything combination is possible. The vast majority of the doors and windows are improperly installed, but the newer ones are not noticed until it is too late. Thanks to every one of you for your feedback - while there are a number of issues present here, any number of which could be causing the leak, it's helpful to have some indications of where to start short of paying a carpenter to take everything apart.
Spraying the door track ONLY (no spray beneath the door frame) did produce leaking in the basement. I am going to jump to the assumption that the open gaps at the bottom of the door frame are the cause of your leak. Water is blown against the door and travels behind the seal between door and frame where it seeks the lowest point to exit. That is why you primarily get leaks during blowing rain and when you direct water onto the door itself. No good cure is going to be cheap unless you want to try and pump the hole full of adhesive caulk.
You might consider installing a short awning two foot beyond the door frame on each side and as far out as you can accomplish.

I would think that you made a good guess about the discoloration coming from the wood floor being periodically wet. If it was me, and it was my door on my house, I might be likely to try buying a piece of rubber door strip and attaching it to the top of the edge of the door track so that it would lightly press against the door itself when the door was closed, but wouldn't interfere with opening and closing the door.
I've only been around the block twice, but I have never, ever, seen a cut out portion of the extrusion such as you pictured. The second weep hole opening shown in the exterior photo is from the section of track where the screen door slides. Sorry for the confusion, I should have described this better as the photo is a little dark.
Building a garage usually requires a permit, so you need to check the local building codes before starting the actual construction. Taking into consideration of the project, we strongly recommend you to hire an engineer and to follow the local building codes. Top Tip: Build a simple garage for one car is a complex project, as it requires many skills and an extensive knowledge on the topic. Building a detached garage usually doesn’t require deep footings as in the case of attached constructions.
The first step of the project is to build the side wall of the single car garage that contains a door opening and two window openings. Smart tip: Fit trimmer studs and double headers, in order to reinforce the framing of the garage. When framing the front wall of the garage, you should make sure the opening is large enough for a door. Building the back wall of the garage is a straight forward task, as there are no openings or other complex tasks. When fitting the walls into place, you should  secure them to the anchor bolts in the concrete slab. Afterwards, fit the front and the back walls and secure them to rest of the structure with braces, as in the image.
On the opposite side of the garage, you should install full sheets, which means no more measuring and cutting. Smart Tip: If you want to see how to build the roof of the garage, as well as how to install the trims, we strongly recommend you to read the other parts of the article. Thank you for reading our project about how to build a detached garage and we recommend you to check out the rest of the projects. If the window has been painted many times, you may need to scrape or even remove paint from sashes or stops in order to free the action. On some models you will need to remove the entire sash and disconnect the balance from the sash itself. Use a spiral balance tool to adjust the tension -- usually it needs to be stronger in order to hold the window up. If your home center does not carry the model you need, check specialty window stores or Internet sources.
If the spring or the metal tape breaks, replacing it is easy, but you may have a hard time finding the part itself.
The guide is extra helpful because it offers more detailed explanations, videos and blueprints then your typical woodworker magazine .
There is, however, visible water damage to the flooring just inside the door; I'm guessing the leak we see in the basement with every rain is also affecting the subfloor and causing the discoloration (comments to that guess?). I'm unclear as to whether this is coming from a compromise in the door track itself, or whether water directed out the weep holes is coming in below. You'll see a dark weep hole opening running parallel to the track, but a separated gap at the end perpendicular to the door track that seems to do nothing but collect dirt (the photo does not make it clear that the two openings are separate, but they do NOT intersect). It is appx the same depth of the weep hole next to it, with aluminum at its bottom (not open wood), but is not routed to the exterior as the weep holes are.

Building a small garage for a single car requires a proper planning and quality materials, so you should take your time when doing the preliminary stages. There are many legal requirements that you should take into account, so make sure you study the problem before you begin the constructions. In addition, you need to build the framing wall on a level surface before attaching them to the concrete slab.
Therefore, you should plan everything starting with the footings up to the size of the door, as to fit your needs. Add a reinforcing structure of re-bars or construction wire and pour the concrete as to get a level surface. As you can see in the image, you need to double the to plates, in order to get a rigid frame. Build the walls on a level surface, making sure you drill pilot holes before inserting the 3″ galvanized screws. It is essential to make a proper planning, otherwise the garage door might not fit into the opening and any repair will increase the costs of the project. As you can see in the image, you follow the instructions described in the plans and  build the wall on a level surface. In addition, it is essential to align the wall framing at both ends and to check if they are perfectly plumb.
As you can see in the image, you need to cut out the sheets around the door opening, using a good circular saw.
As you can notice in the plans, you should adjust the plywood sheets at the right size, if you want to get a professional result.
Make sure you insert the screws properly, checking if their heads are at the same level with the surface. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Don’t forget to share our projects with your friends, by using the social media widgets. This makes it easier to seal but will make cleaning the window difficult if you cannot get at it from the outside. It would also be a good idea to design the garage having in mind the doors and windows you are going to use.
Taking into account this projects is about a detached garage, you should dig deep footings (under the frost line) add a re-bar structure and pour concrete. We will not emphasize on the footings of the garage, as the soil structure differs according to your location, so you should hire an engineer to get the job done. As you can notice in the plans, you should build the double header from 2×6 lumber, as to add extra-support to the construction.
Check if the walls are perfectly plumb and if the top plates are horizontal, by using a spirit level. Mark the cut lines on the sheets with attention, otherwise they won’t fit into place properly.
Use a spirit level to make sure the walls are plumb and a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled. Don’t leave any gaps between the sheets, if you want to protect the garage from moisture in a professional manner. With the many suggestions as to cause, it of course makes sense to start with the least invasive possibility.

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