Originally Posted by ASRookie
We have moisture inside the curbside wing window. At sometime in the past it's had water pooled between the panes. Is it possible to fix this without drilling out the exterior rivets and removing the outside window? It appears I could access the inside pane fairly easily but could you have it repaired while the outside pane stays in place?
If you have to remove the outside window would it be cheaper to buy a new window rather than try to repair the old one (assuming you can by a new one)?
I would appreciate a response from anyone who has experience with this type situation.
There is a previous post on how to remove the water, but I cannot find it.
You do not have to remove the window to perform the fix.
Using a small drill bit, like a # 30, you want to drill 2 holes at the bottom of the window sash.
The holes must have a ball park 60 degree angle going upwards.
At the bottom of the sash, you should see a small bulge in the metal. It's about half way between the bottom and the glass. Start the drilling at that seam. One on each side, of the bottom, from the outside only.
That will guide the drill bit to come out between the 2 pieces of glass. You may not see it, but you will feel it.
To finish the holes, use a stiff wire and poke 2 holes up thru the sealer that's between the 2 panes of glass.
Once you do that, the water will freely drain out.
I have done the above hundreds of times for customers.
To date, I never broke one of the windows, at least not yet.
After the water has fully drained out, you can inject some glass cleaner, that will help removing the stain.
Please post the results.