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Replacing/upgrading panes in wooden windows.

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Grenage, 27 Sep 2016.

  1. Grenage

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    Our new place has several wooden windows, most of which have been updated with double glazing; a couple of windows have a single pane.

    The wooden frames are fine, but I'd like to replace the glass. Is it normally just a case of stripping back the paint, locating any beading or fixing putty, and just removing the glass - then reversing the procedure?
     
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    In theory ....yes! but , 9.5 times out of ten you will break the glass doing it and get quite frustrated...this is quite normal lol! As a company we replace in wood quite frequently. couple of things to watch out for , firstlty that you measure the sealed unit correctly, and secondly follow any advice the sealed unit seller gives you , or it may void any warranty they offer...
     
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    there may also be little nails (sprigs) holding the glass.

    Prime and undercoat the rebate before reglazing.

    If the glass won't go in, don't give it a little tap with your hammer or a little press with your hand. Take it out and remove the obstruction. A very very sharp chisel will be useful for shaving away snots or fragments of hard old putty. I have more recently moved to glazing tape, which is very secure and available in a small range of colours and thicknesses.

    You can get handles with suction cups to handle and position glass more safely and accurately. I don't know if they can be hired.

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    here we are, cheaper than I thought
    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Automotive/d60/Suction+Pads/sd3264/Draper+Double+Suction+Pad/p23801
    Better ones are aluminium
    http://www.ggrglass.co.uk/suction-cups/
    Your glass merchant might possibly lend or hire them.

    If using these, keep it as near to vertical as you can.
     
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  5. Grenage

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    Excellent, thank you for that; that's great advice.
     
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