i have double hung windows. lower pane (double pane) has lead and
they are just simple wood windows.. sliding up/down on a plastic/vinyl
how do i get the window out of the frame, find a new pane, and
replace? looks like window is just "stuck" into the wood frame
Does the whole thing come out? If so take it to the glass supplier and
they may take care of the whole thing for you. You will have from a few
hours to a could of days with a plastic or plywood window. Some will some
will not, but it is worth a try. They have the experience and tools to do
it a lot easier and faster than you can. They may even get the whole job
done while you wait.
i "played" a bit more today and found I can "release" the window. by
depressing the vinyl-ish tracks, I can pop the window out.. and it
rotates on a latch at the bottom (no more cleaning from the outside!
and OH WOW.. how will it change the way I have been repainting! )
so now if I can release it from the 2 latches.. i can get the whole
window out and take it somewhere to hopefully get the panes replaced.
any suggestions on who to call?
Good point. Other than that, check your phone book and look for someone
who makes the windows, not someone who services them. The guys who service
them (come to your house) buy their windows from the guys who make them so
they will always charge more, often a lot more.
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