I am working on a bid to replace the glass for a two-pane window.
This will be a first for me.
The piece to be replaced is about 35 x 35 inches. I have to special
order it from a glass shop.
About how long do you think it will take to remove and replace the
Any recommendations to make the job easier and finished quicker would
be most appreciated.
theres a local place here, you tke the failed 2 pane sealed unit in
its frame at 7 am, pick up after 3 pm.
my center picture window pane about that size was about 70 bucks
they do all the work, the big hassles is getting the frame apart so
you dont damage it.
dis similiar metals are no fun
I replaced the glass in seven double pane, insulated windows (18" x
45") two years ago. Once you figure out how they come out and go back
in it is easy and quick. The hard part is not breaking the stops that
hold the glass in the window frame. Mine were plastic and about 20
years old. Several of them split and I had to manufacture wooden stops
to replace them. The vendor I had make the glass couldn't get
Also make sure you measure the glass correctly. I removed the stops on
one of the windows to make sure I had the measurements right.
The other issue is handling the 35" x 35" piece of glass. It's going
to be heavy so wear gloves and go slow. All my windows were on the
ground floor so that made it much easier. You should be in and out
within an hour. The original glass is technically hazardous waste so
disposal can be an issue. The vendor let me drop my old ones off at
Good luck. The view with the new glass was amazing as the originals
were really fogged up.
After talking to some glass companies, this job will be relatively
Amazing the price difference though. One shop wanted $143 and another
The stops were still OK. It was suggested I use a heat gun to get all
the old glass out.
Funny story about the house. Someone broke through a locked metal cage
around the outside AC unit and cut it clean to the wall.
It was suggested to the future home buyer that he wait until move-in
before having the new unit installed.
If it was my house, I would have a German Shepherd or Rottweiler in
the back yard. :-)
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