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Old 08-27-2017, 08:42 AM   #1
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I have to replace the insul. glass in several exterior French doors and several sash on a custom home, approximately 20 years old, all TDL.
The the doors are 5/8" panes and the sash are 1/2", about 20- 22 pieces total.
The stumbling block is the spacers are all WHITE low profile- the two sources I've used in the past both said it's not available.
Does anyone here know a supplier that can get short run orders with white, low profile spacers?.

I know some will ask, so- Yes, I am sure they're white, anodized (maybe even powder coat, although I doubt it) aluminum spacers.
I'm in New England (CT) but will have the order shipped if I have to
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:06 AM   #2
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Are they all out of warranty? Is TDL the manufacturer?

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Custom built wood doors and sash, 20yrs old

True Divided Light doors and sash- all the muntins are solid, not applied
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Saw this request on Woodweb too.
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And I'm still lookin'.......
This used to not be a problem some years ago, we just called and ordered what we needed. Today, with all the internet and overseas competiton, not many places carry repair materials, only throw it out and replace it crud. Glass shops and thermo pane makers don't keep much beyond whats popular, which is mill finish and bronze tone right now.
These are 5'0 x7'6" solid Honduran mahogany doors, with round top transoms over, w/full mortise lock sets, interlocking bronze weatherstrips and saddles, set in masonry walls with old style ovalo brick mould-also mahogany.
So, no- I can't just tear them out and go to the home center for a replacement door set. (I've had that suggested to me by a glass shop)
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How about you ask the glass company if you can paint the spacers and then they can form them into the proper sizes. Might not be the perfect tone but then it's closer than you'll get with mill or bronze.
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It's a long shot, but you could try these guys. Everything that goes through my glass supplier comes from them.

Oldcastleglass.com
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And I'm still lookin'.......
This used to not be a problem some years ago, we just called and ordered what we needed. Today, with all the internet and overseas competiton, not many places carry repair materials, only throw it out and replace it crud. Glass shops and thermo pane makers don't keep much beyond whats popular, which is mill finish and bronze tone right now.
These are 5'0 x7'6" solid Honduran mahogany doors, with round top transoms over, w/full mortise lock sets, interlocking bronze weatherstrips and saddles, set in masonry walls with old style ovalo brick mould-also mahogany.
So, no- I can't just tear them out and go to the home center for a replacement door set. (I've had that suggested to me by a glass shop)

Bronze weatherstrip, bronze saddles, mahogany doors that I'm guessing(?) aren't painted white.
Why would you want white spacers in the glass? Seems they would stick out like a sore thumb.
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I don't know how many Mahogany doors I've made that are painted. Makes me cry every time.
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In New England, on most higher end homes, architects will spec mahogany for exterior millwork for it's superior weather resistance; I've made many exterior doors and sash from mahogany that gets painted as are these doors. Interior is a linen white that's been custom glazed, exterior is a BM Crown Point Sand. So,white is the better color for the spacers, mill finish will show more and anodized bronze tone is out of the question
The weather strips and saddle are real bronze, so they have slightly tarnised brass appearance- and they don't show when the doors are closed anyway.
This company carries what I'm talking about- http://kilianhardware.com/thresac.html
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Call these guys, I believe they assemble there glazing. Ask them if the can have the spacers anodized white prior to assembly of the IGU.

https://www.onedayglass.com/windows/...-glazing-units

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