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Glazing an internal door with silicone and general advice

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by darrenbgray, 12 Sep 2015.

  1. darrenbgray

    darrenbgray

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    Hi, I need to glaze an internal door with a piece of glass 450mm x 700mm. I have removed the beading, old glass and putty.

    1) What type of silicone should I use? Should I use the same one I stuck my splashback with (low modulus, neutral cure).

    2) Any tips for cleaning off the excess I assume will squeeze through

    3) the door is hung, what shall I prop the glass up with at the bottom?

    4) I bough satin frosted glass and 1 side is shiny and the other side is satin. The door is a kitchen door leading into where the rubbish bins are kept, what is considered the best side of the glass I.e should I see shiny or satin from the kitchen

    Thanks
    Darren
     
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    freddiemercurystwin

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    What's wrong with good old malleable putty?

    Smooth side facing the kitchen.
     
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    You can use a common or garden glazing silicone if it's single glazing. You only really need neutral cure to fit double glazed units (the acetic acid in the other kind attacks the seals).

    Cheers
    Richard
     
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    If you have not done it yet, a less messy option is a glazing tape. You cut it off a role with a craft knife. It has a paper protective strip on one face so you can apply it into the glazing rebate and to the back of the glazing bead. Nothing to wipe off, nothing to clean, holds the glass secure, glass wont rattle. And cheap as chips.
    http://www.wholesaleglasscompany.co...g-strip.html?gclid=CIvg0KyO9McCFUNAGwodbc0P4A
     
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    For those in the trade nothing, but if you don't know how to mix the linseed oil back in finely powdered calcium carbonate when its separated, or remove the excess oil with newspaper it can be really messy, and it can be difficult to apply to the wood without pealing straight back off if consistency is not just right.
    And re what face faces what, if it were an external door or window smooth face or shiny to outside, or in this case whatever room is the dirtiest as the rough face is hardest to clean. So I would say, shiny face away from kitchen maybe, facing the place the rubbish is kept. But I doubt that matters much in this case.
     
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    2. Let the silicone set for a couple of days then score around the edge with a sharp stanley blade, Then scrape the excess off with the blade.
     
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