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Old 02-26-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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Double glazed window repair... help please

Hey guys I've taken two of my fixed double glazed windows out to repair and I started to look how the frames are removed around the windows....the frames seem to be held together with the below rivets or nails has anyone else ever taken their window frames apart the same style as these, do I simply drill them out to release the two halfs of the window frame!?

I can't get a screwdriver in to try and prise them out...

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Old 07-01-2017, 06:15 AM   #2
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Yes, so far I have drilled out the rivets, removed the epoxy. Then it got tricky. There is a small steel bar in the aluminum frame that the rivets go through. I pried the seam (both sides) until the two window pieces finally separated. Removed the glass. Today I have to figure out how to remove the steel inserts that have shifted, then figure out how to replace them...not a pretty picture
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The problem is the steel inserts rusted and reacted with the aluminum and created a welded like bond...not pretty,
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I might be late to the dance but I recently bought a 76 31' LandYacht with the same issue. I've got several windows to do so looking for advice. Were you successful getting the steel pieces out and back in?
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I might be late to the dance but I recently bought a 76 31' LandYacht with the same issue. I've got several windows to do so looking for advice. Were you successful getting the steel pieces out and back in?
The problem/answer is a matter of quality. I got it together, it looks ok, the window frames got stressed and bent a bit eventually they will be ok. Saved $800 on two windows, but, will not be eligible for any kind of rehab competition.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:28 AM   #6
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When I did mine I used a hack saw to cut the steel bars (where/when needed) in two . When the frame was apart I then drilled and cleaned out the remaining parts of bar. You can buy new bar stock, cut it and drill new holes for new rivets. Everything was nice and clean for reassembly.
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So exactly what is the correct gasket to use to reinstall the double panes and where do you get it?
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There are splines available that are coated with butyl rubber but I am not sure if that is the best way to go or not. It does allow moisture in over time and that is why they have crystals in them (silica gel) to absorb water for a while. Some of my windows have water collecting in them. It is an irritant but it does not keep me from using the trailer.

Here is a long post on what you are trying to do.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ilm-37422.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ir-123701.html

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There are splines available that are coated with butyl rubber but I am not sure if that is the best way to go or not. It does allow moisture in over time and that is why they have crystals in them (silica gel) to absorb water for a while. Some of my windows have water collecting in them. It is an irritant but it does not keep me from using the trailer.

Here is a long post on what you are trying to do.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ilm-37422.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ir-123701.html

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Those are both good threads. I used butyl tape in between the panes when I reassembled. Many places to get it. Vintage Trailer Supply now sells some. I did a lot of careful measuring both before and during with good thickness calipers. It's important to be precise. We did fifteen windows, two more than once!
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