Cant get upvc window bead out

15 Dec 2007
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United Kingdom
i have spent 2 hours trying to get the window bead out to replase a failed unit. i have the new one ready to fit . the beads are on the outside . Should i remove the inside gaskets first before trying to remove the bead I have wedged in two metal scrapers but no luck . Is it possible to press the glazed unit from the inside would that make them pop out any help please
thanks :(
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yes remove the internal gaskets first, it will make like easier for you
yes it worked got them out ok . Just one more point putting them back in . do i putthe bead in first with glass pushed back if i do they dont seem to sit secure until i push the glass forward towards the bead .Whats the plan of attack please is it gaskets first thanks
beads in first like you say, then push the unit upto the beads then re insert the gasket, a lil washing up liquid might aid them going back in
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thank you how much tolerance can you get away with thickness wise the unit i hav had made is 2mm thinner than the original can that be "taken up with the gasket or the rubber water seal on the end of the bead. just a blip at the death thanks

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