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Old 01-12-2013, 05:04 AM   #1
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The "other" flat corning glass

I have a leak in my 66' , I have it narrowed down to the small flat corning window (the 17" wide one) just to the right of my entrance door. The window appears to be held in with a strip of Aluminum buck riveted along the bottom, which in turn holds a gray rubber type weatherstrip around the glass. The grey strips are all shrunk and I believe to be the source of my leak in one corner.
Does anyone have experience removing this window (or the other small flat window under the S.S. window) and replacing the grey rubber pieces or finding a different glazing material to substitute ?

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Wow, I didn't know a sixty six foot trailer exsisted.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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Now Ahab...

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Wow, I didn't know a sixty six foot trailer exsisted.
He means '66 not 66'

Those windows were set in a standard, automotive "U" channel that all glass shops kept on large rolls. There is probably a modern-day equivalent.

That said, it may not be your window that's leaking. H2O from a leaking vent will travel down the inside skin until it hits the window frame making us think our window is leaking.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Sorry for the error, yes a 66 foot AS would be astonishing !
I have the leak pin-pointed to the corner of the window itself, all my interior skins are still off and all leaks in the shell itself have been fixed already, I just have this leak and one on a stripped screw on my furnace cover. The screw at the furnace cover will be tackled when I remove the cover again for installation of a new furnace, so I'm just left with the window seals. Has anyone ever removed one of the windows to re-glaze , and if so how ?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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If youíve pinpointed a small leak one option is to try a flowable sealer.
Iíve used the Permatex sealer with some success on the wing windows on my í72. Sealants : Permatexģ Flowable Silicone Windshield & Glass Sealer
The data sheets donít indicate acetic acid as a vehicle so it seems to be safe for aluminum.
I used Vulcum to seal the corners on my í67 where the channel had shrunk. Maybe a combination of the Prematex to seep into the joint. Then Sikaflex or Parbond to build up gap.
Depending on how severe the leak is it might be a better option than removing the window and frame.

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