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Old 08-18-2014, 02:40 PM   #15
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I always assumed that there was inert gas between panes, so lack of humidity inside is what kept them from fogging. If we can rebuild them ourselves, then that either can't be true, or the rebuild won't last as long.

Anybody know which it is?
There is no inert gas between panes in RV windows. It is dehumidified air with a desiccant inside the spacer.

I think you are thinking of home and commercial buildings which typically have double paned glass that has inert gas (usually Argon) between low-E glass.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:05 PM   #16
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There is no inert gas between panes in RV windows. It is dehumidified air with a desiccant inside the spacer.

I think you are thinking of home and commercial buildings which typically have double paned glass that has inert gas (usually Argon) between low-E glass.
Outstanding! Another DIY project on the radar, after I finish painting the bus.
Thanks for the information and link.
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Outstanding! Another DIY project on the radar, after I finish painting the bus.
Thanks for the information and link.
Fixing the windows is indeed a project ... I've done 5 of mine. 4 are fine and 1 has fogged again (I'll redo it in cooler weather). Takes about 4 hours plus overnight curing of sealer per double pane section. For instance, if you did all 3 sections of a typical driver window, it would take about 12 hours (assuming the glass is not badly etched).
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thanks guys, we decided not to buy this one..
found an other one with different but more managable problem..
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Fixing the windows is indeed a project ... I've done 5 of mine. 4 are fine and 1 has fogged again (I'll redo it in cooler weather). Takes about 4 hours plus overnight curing of sealer per double pane section. For instance, if you did all 3 sections of a typical driver window, it would take about 12 hours (assuming the glass is not badly etched).
I have just the middle driver's side window that's needing restoring, so learning will be a one-time deal for now. Interesting about the curing time, because now I'll know to cover that section with plastic in order to keep things dry.
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Suncoast Designers in Hudson, Florida, do very nice work on fogged windows. Replaced all new the first time while under warranty. One year ago did them all, and they are still fantastic!! Great people and experience...
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Here's the sealant .... you can also get it on ebay:

C.R. LAURENCE 877 CRL Silicone Foam and Metal Spacer I.G. Sealant: Thread Sealants: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
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IIRC the seal in the Dave Root kit is impregnated with a desiccant.
I meant to say spacer not seal. Doh!
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Thanks to all, it’s comforting to see that kind of help..
We’ve decided to move away from this rv..
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Dave Root sells a repair kit with materials and instructions allowing the rv owner to do his own repair.

Buy window rebuild kit

You can buy similar materials from Amazon cheaper. If you want to see the process, look for "fogged window repair" in the files section here on IRV2 iRV2 Forums - Files - Exterior

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Why buy the parts from an overpriced kit when you can order the parts yourself? Tha is "IF" your the DIY type. Google the subject. Also, youtube is your friend.

I will be doing a video on repairing fogged windows & will let everyone know when It's complete.
Right now I'm painting my house! Need to get the priorities done 1st!
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Why buy the parts from an overpriced kit when you can order the parts yourself? Tha is "IF" your the DIY type. Google the subject. Also, youtube is your friend.

I will be doing a video on repairing fogged windows & will let everyone know when It's complete.
Right now I'm painting my house! Need to get the priorities done 1st!
Wow, when I saw the price of the kit being $268 (for my one window) that got my frugal attention.

Anybody care to list the parts needed and I'll source the best prices for us...
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Wow, when I saw the price of the kit being $268 (for my one window) that got my frugal attention.

Anybody care to list the parts needed and I'll source the best prices for us...
Been there, done that!
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I purchased the CRL Grey 3/16" Edgetech Super Spacer. Came in a 63' roll (item SS31666). Does not look like 63' from the picture.
The other items are the CRL Black Silicone Foam and Metal Spacer I.G. Sealant (Item 877). The other two are spacers that fit on the end of the Sealant tube & used to make a nice finished seal. Not really sure if I even needed them. Odd that I ended up with two of them. I might have fat fingered the Qty. when ordering. Boy that could be dangerous!

I have the thread with some PICS on my web site, http://dieselrvowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=433.0
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DK Hardware Supply - Home & Industrial Hardware Supply

I purchased the CRL Grey 3/16" Edgetech Super Spacer. Came in a 63' roll (item SS31666). Does not look like 63' from the picture.
The other items are the CRL Black Silicone Foam and Metal Spacer I.G. Sealant (Item 877). The other two are spacers that fit on the end of the Sealant tube & used to make a nice finished seal. Not really sure if I even needed them. Odd that I ended up with two of them. I might have fat fingered the Qty. when ordering. Boy that could be dangerous!
Let me know if you have any materials left over. I can use about 11LF of the stuff. No time concerns for either of us, since you're painting your house and I'm painting the motorhome.
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