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Old 02-15-2006, 08:29 PM   #29
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I just dropped and smashed a window.
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:33 PM   #30
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What!!!!

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I just dropped and smashed a window.
Tell me you are just testing, to see if anybody is reading your thread!
Is it one of the Unobtanium windows? Or is it one you can get from another source, maybe, possibly?
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Angry Oh, NO! Say it's not true!

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I just dropped and smashed a window.

Ingrid, I am so sorry to hear about this.....do you want to vent? Venting is always good! I'll send you some karma - maybe that'll help.....
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:34 PM   #32
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I just dropped and smashed a window.

it was a flat one, right????? (anxiously awaiting details.....)

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Old 02-15-2006, 08:53 PM   #33
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No, it's a curved large one...I went out to the garage to put it in a safe place, put it down to look for the key, and bumped it too hard on the brick back porch. Smashed into gazillion pieces. I have to confess I blurted a few variations of the eff word. Verb adjective, noun-noun.

I felt really bad for a few minutes, and sat down to collect my thoughts and take a deep breath so I don't break anything else. I just heard on our traffic report that there's a trucker out on a freeway somewhere around here, who drove the rig into an overpass and that there are chunks of cement everywhere on the road. Someone out there is having a worse day than I am, so I feel allright now(but not great).

thanks for all the luv, guys...
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:16 PM   #34
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No, it's a curved large one...
Ingrid! Now I really feel sorry for you....the 39 incher? Say it's not the 39 incher! Boy, I wish I had a spare to send you! (and for some reason I have to pass karma around to send you more - boo! hiss!)
You're right, though - the cement chunk truck driver's having a very bad day....
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The good (?) news is, you can get another one, for slightly less than the amount of the national debt, from vintage rv supply...
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:49 PM   #37
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Ingrid, Let me see if I've got this right. You've had all this time and the materials to install these windows and now one gets broken? Bummer! I feel so bad for you .... I know what you must have said *&***####@!!! I guess that it is a shame to lose one like that but at least you didn't drop it and get hurt yourself. There's always a bright side, See I saw your comment about the broken off screws. I will tell you a secret that I've learned...If you can't successfully remove the screw from the hole there is a way around that! Just grind down the screw threads flush and drill a new hole for self-tapping screws 1" to the left or right of the one you can't remove! Afterall you really only need to clamp the window in the clamp/hinge, and who is gonna care where the screws are located as long as they get the job done. Right! Sit down and catch your breath and get another one on order from VTS At least you'll help Steve stay in business on those replacement windows. I hope this note helps you through this trying time and just remember....You could still be looking for original Corning glass, and we all know what a bummer that would be! Let me know how you make out. Hang in there and we'll all git-r-done sooner or later. Ed
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That is true, true true.

I took a big weekend break with hubby, went to Reno with family, played in the snow, played poker and won $200 (almost a window!) and saw George Jones play. All around a good weekend.

I am definitely going to buy the windows from VTS.

It's not the end of the world...!

Thanks!
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What's going on?

Well, It's been almost a week since the last installment of.... "Cursed Front Window". I'm waiting to hear how you made out on getting a window to replace the broken one,any news? Have you tried to install any windows yet or are you going to wait until the husband is home and can help on that job? Ed
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I'm definitely going to wait until hubby is home and can help me get in at least one window. Not risking doing it alone. Problem is, he works 6 or 7 days a week!

VTS has to wait until they have enough requests for windows to put in an order. I have two on the list.
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screws

are stainless steel screws ok with aluminum glass bar?
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Screws 4 Clamps

Ingrid, I will check what I bought in the morning when I can see inside the trailer. I took one of the original self-tapping screws to Fastenal and they matched them perfectly. They were able to get them for me in about 3 days. I believe they are not stainless but I will check and let you know. Ed
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