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tool for removing beads on upvc windows

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by stayclean, 22 Aug 2007.

  1. stayclean

    stayclean

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    what the best tools for removing beads on upvc windows and refitting them
    any help would be appreciated
     
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    An amateurs reply here I'm afraid but, it always seems to work for me. There are specialist tools available but to remove the beads, I insert a stiff bladed knife at one of the mitre'd corners, ie, not against the glass but into the join on the outer face of the window frame. By twisting this gently, the bead can be sprung out of it's register and by moving the tool further along the bead, the whole section can be "sprung" out. When replacing these beads, I usually put a smear of liquid soap on the locking profile, ie, the part which clips the bead into the securing ridge within the frame, and this seems to assist the re-fitting process.
     
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    "and refitting them"
    Sorry, I forgot to say that when re-fitting the beads, I push one corner into the window frame register and tap it in with a softwood block and mallet. Once the corner is engaged, gentle taps all the way along the bead, should get it to click into position, all the way along it's length.
     
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    if you have gasket type beads you will need to remove the gasket first. ;)
     
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    How strong is the beading? The infill panel in my front door is held in with beading. I wonder whether giving the uPVC/polystyrene infill panel a few good kicks would break it?
     
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