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Old 03-09-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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Rebuilding window units

All,
Pointers please

We are not overly blessed on this side of the pond (in the UK) with support / service for RVs.

I am in the process of dismantling / rebuilding a number of our double glazed window units which have failed / 'misted'

I have removed the windows and dismantled the glass from the frames - I am hopeful that a local double glazing manufacturer can split, clean, wash and rebuild the units for me using new desiccant spacer bar

If the units are beyond rebuild he will make new units using the existing unit as a pattern - the units are mirrored as well as tinted to further complicate things

Because Europe and the UK are now predominantly metric in everything we do - our glass sizes (thickness) is slightly different to your imperial sizes

This could be a problem - and I am hoping to be prepared

Now that SEGI windows are no longer with us - does anyone know from where I might be able to source the necessary bits of 'rubber' / draught excluder / perforated water channelling that are used in the construction of the window frame / units ??

I have a copy of the Laurence Glass brochure - we fortunately have their European headquarters in the UK - but it does not appear to show the requisite pieces

How have others coped - did you just reuse existing?

(I hope to reuse - the 'rubbers' are currently being cleaned to await rubber treatment before being reused but the draught excluders have seen better days) - but in case of perished rubbers will need to replace

Ideas or solutions please

Ian S.
Exeter - UK
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:55 PM   #2
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All,
Pointers please
We are not overly blessed on this side of the pond (in the UK) with support / service for RVs.
I am in the process of dismantling / rebuilding a number of our double glazed window units which have failed / 'misted'
I have removed the windows and dismantled the glass from the frames - I am hopeful that a local double glazing manufacturer can split, clean, wash and rebuild the units for me using new desiccant spacer bar
If the units are beyond rebuild he will make new units using the existing unit as a pattern - the units are mirrored as well as tinted to further complicate things
Because Europe and the UK are now predominantly metric in everything we do - our glass sizes (thickness) is slightly different to your imperial sizes
This could be a problem - and I am hoping to be prepared
Now that SEGI windows are no longer with us - does anyone know from where I might be able to source the necessary bits of 'rubber' / draught excluder / perforated water channelling that are used in the construction of the window frame / units ??
I have a copy of the Laurence Glass brochure - we fortunately have their European headquarters in the UK - but it does not appear to show the requisite pieces
How have others coped - did you just reuse existing?
(I hope to reuse - the 'rubbers' are currently being cleaned to await rubber treatment before being reused but the draught excluders have seen better days) - but in case of perished rubbers will need to replace
Ideas or solutions please
Ian S.
Exeter - UK
2005 Allure 430 Hood River #31321
Ian S
Perhaps Suncoast Designers will sell you new spacer material.
They have and use 3-4 different sizes, (thicknesses).
(Personalty I wouldn't trust used spacer).
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:16 PM   #3
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The Black rubber under the outside flange can be replaced with normal butyl tape. Or putty tape.

Does CRLaurence in UK not stock the repair products for your Allure? You can do this yourself if a bit handy.

Hope this helps.
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