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Old 12-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Will Replacing A Glass Window Pane Solve The Issue Of Fogging Windows


I was informed no need to replace my fogged up windows. All I would need is just to replace the glass panes and that would eliminate any future fogging. However, I do not understand once the window seal has failed how would a new glass pane resolve the fogging issue. I'm not a window expert but doesn't fogging indicate that the window desiccant has failed.

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Old 12-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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The glass in newer windows are replaceable. You would order an entire new insulated assembly.

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I wouldn't do it. Your asking for trouble.
If the glass guys doing the work don't measure exactly right it will affect the way the window opens and closes. tight, loose, seal, etc.

I've repair broken windows this way, but sometimes they come back too tight or too loose.

Trying to do several windows would surely cause you several headaches.

Save yourself the trouble.
Order exact fit (custom ordered) replacement windows - way better way, imo
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I wouldn't do it. Your asking for trouble.
If the glass guys doing the work don't measure exactly right it will affect the way the window opens and closes. tight, loose, seal, etc.

I've repair broken windows this way, but sometimes they come back too tight or too loose.

Trying to do several windows would surely cause you several headaches.

Save yourself the trouble.
Order exact fit (custom ordered) replacement windows - way better way, imo
Huh?

Take the insulated glass part (just the glass part) to any glass shop they will make you the same size glass part.
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Huh?

Take the insulated glass part (just the glass part) to any glass shop they will make you the same size glass part.
Any glass shop ... hah I don't hardly think soo ... they better be GOOD at what they do or you'll likely have trouble.

I had one done here at home and I couldn't hardly get the damn thing snapped in, and when I did. NO way in hell it would slide up.

Have a SIL that had a sliding glass window redone ... same company mind you (their local here) It never worked right again.

Sorry ... Been there done that ... Just asking for a PITA project.

Just replace them ... you get what you pay for!
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Apparently my local glass shop owns a tape measure since they have done about 30 for me. Average glass panel in a double hung was about 45 bucks with argon and low e.
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I've never had a problem with replacing the glass either. Just did 5 the other day, they all fit perfect. I dropped the sashes off, and picked them up a week later to install.
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Apparently my local glass shop owns a tape measure since they have done about 30 for me. Average glass panel in a double hung was about 45 bucks with argon and low e.
It would be my bet that they are just good at what they do. So they make it easy on you.
Doesn't take much to oversize one apparently. Doesn't seem to be much tolerance for error in my neck of the woods.
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Making the correct size replacement glazing panel is no more difficult than making the correct size the first time. Really, this is pretty basic stuff. If a glass company can't handle something this simple they really aren't a glass company.
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It must vary by location - I can get them built to 0.01" all day around here.
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i think even i could make them
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I never said you can't do - but I have had bad luck myself.
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Hell I order them from my siding, roofing, window supplier and they are right on. CCCo you need to find a different source.
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Hell I order them from my siding, roofing, window supplier and they are right on. CCCo you need to find a different source.
I'd agree that I won't use them again.
Hell they even order them from someone else - but obviously can't measure.
I've met alot of idiots in the trades who couldn't measure, nothing new, live and learn, and move on.
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Most small shop don't make them, but like me, they order them from a supplier/manufacturer. Overall size and thickness are the secret formula.

I am not sure how your glass guy could make them too big. If they fit in the frame, they are the right size, at the worst they are too small, but that doesn't effect the frame. If you are talking about aluminum frames and single pane glass, it still is nearly impossible to get them too big and still get the frame to screw together. Maybe it just wasn't square.

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