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Old 02-27-2006, 01:47 PM   #43
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are stainless steel screws ok with aluminum glass bar?
INGRID, I just came in from the trailer and the ones that Fastenal sold me... that match the original screws are just zinc plated self-tapping 10-24 x 1/2" Phillips head screws. I suppose you can use Stainless Steel screws but they would be very expensive. I bought 40 of the ones I got from Fastenal and with tax it was under $5.00. FYI Ed
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:17 PM   #44
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gotcha! We had a ton of rain this weekend. Going to try to get back out on it this weekend. Thanks for the information!

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Old 03-01-2006, 02:49 PM   #45
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are stainless steel screws ok with aluminum glass bar?
Stainless is fine with aluminum, probably a better choice than copper (bad joke copper and aluminum don't mix...period)

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Old 03-20-2006, 10:49 PM   #46
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Sprung Leak, that's where I'm livin these days. We've had so much rain I can't do much of anything on the trailer.

However!! I ordered my two replacement windows from VTS on Saturday, and they're shipped!

Get this: if they come broken, VTS sends an immediate replacement, only asking that you send pictures of the damaged window and shipping box, so*they* take care of all the hassle and you get another set of windows.

How's that for service?

Now if I can get this rain to stop I can get back out there.
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It's About Time!!!!

We haven't heard from you in so long we were beginning to think you left the forums in search of original corning glass! LoL! Ed
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Hi Ed, yeah I'd have better luck finding original Corning than I did putting in gasket...!! I finally got the hang of it and I *think* I'm past the "I just can't do any of this" mode I was in...I think I had to back away from the project for a few weeks.

I put on three windows' worth of gasket in an hour, once I had glue/time/good weather/confidence. I'm not gonna touch the drilling! Rain's been coming and going, so in the meantime I'm shining up my glass bars and the window frames, both on and off the trailer.

onwards!
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Sprung Leak, that's where I'm livin these days. We've had so much rain I can't do much of anything on the trailer.

However!! I ordered my two replacement windows from VTS on Saturday, and they're shipped!

Get this: if they come broken, VTS sends an immediate replacement, only asking that you send pictures of the damaged window and shipping box, so*they* take care of all the hassle and you get another set of windows.

How's that for service?

Now if I can get this rain to stop I can get back out there.
Ingrid, I'll bet if you ask VTS really, really, nicely they can do something about the rain too! Seriously, though - you're going to love their windows. They are super nice reproductions (and supposedly stronger too, but don't go trying that out!) Carry on, girl - carry on!

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Old 03-25-2006, 01:48 AM   #50
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Hi Moogie!!

I am hoping the rain is washing away the window curse. I think it is...I'm feeling bold again, instead of frustrated.
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Hi Ed, yeah I'd have better luck finding original Corning than I did putting in gasket...!! I finally got the hang of it and I *think* I'm past the "I just can't do any of this" mode I was in...I think I had to back away from the project for a few weeks.


onwards!
One of my grandfathers was a cabinet/furniture maker (among other several other trades he mastered ) in the corner of his shop was a "moanin" chair, when something wasn't going right he would take time out from the frustrating project at hand and go sit in the chair and moan about whatever, have a cigar or two then go back to the task at hand with a fresh outlook. I find that concentrating too hard on one item can be frustrating, so I will walk away from it for a while, puzzle over it, do something else then come back to it with a fresh outlook.

Glad to hear progress is being made...now about MY trailer

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Old 03-25-2006, 04:19 PM   #52
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moaning chair

I need a cursing chair.

Just went out and tried to install a window. Either the bedding tape isn't thick enough or the weather is cold and the tape/glass bar mechanism isn't holding the pane in, but once we get the screws in the pane pulls right out. Are we supposed to be using adhesive?

Any advice, a big fat shot of tequila or even help in person would be welcome.

Bring it on...

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I need a cursing chair.


ROFLMAO Not much help I realize...and I can't help your with the windows either...A) too far away and B) I am a 70's vintage guy

Good Luck and if I could I would pass you the bottle


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Thanks...I'd take a good hard slug, and I'm not much of a drinker. We went out and put doublesided tape on before the bedding tape, and the window is staying. I hope someone out there gives some input soon so we can decide if we want to get moving on the rest of the windows. I'm really tired of windows!!
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You're not going to believe this...

But the front window we put in three days ago smashed last night!!

Excuse the "French" but can you believe this st?

It's regular glass and we've had cold weather lately, and it warmed up considerably today. The front of the trailer faces east, it could have been the temperature change.

My other theory, and the most likely cause, was my Bad Window Karma.

Anyone watch My Name Is Earl? Apparently My Name Is Ingrid. Only I don't have a list in my pocket of bad things I did to glass...and the rest of my trailer windows are being very nice to me. No leaks, open and close properly, etc. It's the front window that's cursed. Any ideas of how to break the curse?

I shall be ordering a Lexan piece tomorrow. I've had enough!!
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Any ideas of how to break the curse?

I've had enough!!
Umm.... Cover the window with aluminum?...
At least it is the flat non-tempered glass, it could have been one of the Corning curved windows.
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