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Old 05-08-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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Lower Panel Removal

I'm in the middle of floor repair and I cannot figure out how to remove the window frame for this Vista View window (in order to remove the lower wall panel). Don't tell me the window has to come out to remove the lower panel! Any suggestions?

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Old 05-08-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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I have never had one with the vista views but I would think that what you removed was proper. I have yet to see what all is involved with getting the panel out but I don't think the window would have to be removed.
I am sure that someone on here has been in your same boat. Did you do a search on on here to see if it has ever been posted before?

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Sometimes there is also a section of the lower panel that is held in place by the upper window frame and the screen. I would take that out and see if there are any additional fasteners under the screen frame. The inner trim and the outer window are supposed to be 2 separate pieces. There may be clips that are holding the trim ring to the vista view, much like the clips that hold the inner door trim to the door frame. There are also rivets that sometimes hold the sheet to the door frame. The trim around the door it a T shaped molding that should be able to be gently pried out. Try not to lose any clips, or bend it. It is soft aluminum. To reinstall use a rubber mallet.
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Mine just popped off after I had drilled the rivets out, as far as I know the inner ring is nothing but a trim ring...I have all of mine out at the moment. I would try to gently pry the thing out, it may be hung up on some caulking from the window? IIRC I started my pry at the joint. You probably will need to remove the screen too to get to the last of the rivets for the lower panels.

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But this window (the lower one in the pic) has no screen.
When I try to pry off the trim it bends very easily.
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