Changing glass types in Double Glazing Unit?

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Hi there,

After converting a bathroom and another room into one and changing it all round, im now left with a double glazed window on one side which needs to be changed hopefully from frosted glass to clear glass...

My question is (and sorry if its daft, never done windows in all my time DIY) do i need to buy a whole new unit? And if so where do i get this from?
Or can i somehow remove the beading on the outer face and remove the 1st pane, then the spacers, then the 2nd pane..get 2 new clear pieces cut..then put it all back in again?

Its a window which the tophalf opens out over andso would be like 2 new units i guess, or 4 new clear bits.

Any help please?
 
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You will need two units. The overall thickness of the unit is the important part and can be supplied by any glazing company, normally :)
 
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Thanks for the reply,

the measurements will be 2 units at approx 31" x 12.5" in size.

Any idea what it may cost?

I can fit them myself i think and woul just need the supply..is this possible and who would i go to? Dont glazing firms just buy them from a factory somewhere?

Thanks again
 
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Hi,

You have to replace the whole unit (just the glass and spacer, not the whole window) those units should be about £14 each in a pilkington pattern. If you have a rubber gasket sticking up about 1/4" on the opposite to the beads, remove this first with a wide bladed screwdriver or some such, it should just lever up the glass away from the edge of the window. When it is loose a bit pull the rest out with your hands. Then go to the beaded side and jam in a stiff wide bladed knife where the bead meets the frame and lever up, it may be useful to have another knife to jam in the opening as it has a habit of snapping back, take the glass out measure it acuratley including how thick the unit is. Order replacement from your local Glass Merchant and put the glass back in the window temporarily until the new units arrive. put the new ones in, push the beads back but they may need a couple of sharp blows from a rubber mallet or hammer and block of wood, put back rubber in back (put a little washing up liquid on it it goes in easier) job done
 
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thanks mate, very helpful! :)
Il have a look at it tonight and let you know how i get on

Thanks!
 
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