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Old 10-03-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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Noticed about 3 inches of water between the pains on my road side "wing " window. Winter will be here in a few weeks in Calgary, Alberta. Anybody know a quick way to drain it. I don't want to remove it but if the water freezes I guess I won't have to worry about that as the window will probably break. Can I drill a small hole somewhere on the bottom to allow the water to drain? I can live with a small drain hole on the inside or outside of the window. Thanks. John
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Noticed about 3 inches of water between the pains on my road side "wing " window. Winter will be here in a few weeks in Calgary, Alberta. Anybody know a quick way to drain it. I don't want to remove it but if the water freezes I guess I won't have to worry about that as the window will probably break. Can I drill a small hole somewhere on the bottom to allow the water to drain? I can live with a small drain hole on the inside or outside of the window. Thanks. John
I answered your direct e-mail question for you.

Post the answer so others can learn how to install the drain holes as well.

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Old 10-09-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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From Andy at InlandRV:
2 small 1/8 inch holes can be drilled into the window frame.

Start at the bottom and angle the drill upwards about 75 degrees.

Start the hole about half way up the metal frame of the window.

You want the drill to come out between the 2 panes of glass.

Drill slowly AND CAREFULLY.

The take a solid wire, like a coat hanger, and push it thru the holes, so that you make the holes in the sealer a little larger.

Then the water will drain.

Do not seal the window afterwards, as the problem will start all over again.

Andy

Tried drilling it as per your instructions and it worked great. Caulked the top of the window as it had dried up and pieces were missing. Thanks for the advise.
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