The good news is I got 9 older aluminum frame double-hung windows to go
in the barn I just built (garage, workshop etc).... Free!
The Bad News is that they were lying outside, flat on their backs, for
a year, and most have water INSIDE the thermopane windows. Many have
dripping, moving water, a couple are just fogged.
Has anyone tackled windows this bad???
These are the type that have an obvious gasket around the edges, and
aluminum spacers about 1/4 inch thick.
I know I'll have to force dry air thru them somehow... So there seems
to be 2 questions:
1. How to access the inside area:
-- Drill thru side space after removing from frame (or thru frame??)
-- Drill thru the GLASS with appropriate drill.
I saw some Miracle System that has (is looking for) dealers etc, that
appears to put a patch of some kind in the corner of the window, I
assume ?? they drill holes....
2. Getting dry air:
-- Buy tank of dry nitrogen or argon ?? Regulator etc.... Maybe I
wanted a MIG welder??
-- Make a container for Silica Gel, and recycle it occasionally.
-- Make a air dryer with an old refrigerator?? Hey, Shop Beer goes
There's (almost) always an upside to every dumb thing that happens....
Any pointers, advice appreciated...
Regards, Terry King ...On The Mediterranean in Carthage
(Back ...In The Barn In Vermont for the Summer)