Good morning AS community!
We just got a shipment of replacement windows from VTS and we're planning on replacing at least the leakiest plexiglass window today with the curved glass.
I did some prepwork last night be removing the plexiglass and old weatherstripping from the frame. I followed the instructions that VTS provides regarding Type 3 window frame separation
, but I haven't been able to separate the front piece. Here's a side profile of the hinge:
I've removed the screws from the inside of the frame:
Any ideas? It will make it a heck of a lot easier to clean the channel if I can get the hinge separated.
Also, I read about using Sikaflex 221
for bedding the windows but couldn't find any locally. I picked up a tube of Dow Corning 795
. It's a structural silicone sealant. Does anyone have experience using it for windows?
Thanks for the help; I've been a forums lurker for a while -- thanks for the good advice so far. I'm looking forward to the day I'm contributing and not just learning...