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Old 01-11-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Foggy double pane windows

Have anyone had any luck with fixing leaky double pane windows. I have three that seem to have lost their seal. Finding replacements seems a bit difficult.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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If you are a DIY type person there is a seal kit available from www.daverootrvglassrepair.com
There are also several companies across the country that perform this repair.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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I suspect you're toast vis a vis a DIY. Once they loose their seal, that's usually 'it.' Any good auto glass place should be able to order/build you a new one.
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Dave Root did mine, very nice job.
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Don't see where you mention the brand, model, or age of your RV...

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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I suspect you're toast vis a vis a DIY. Once they loose their seal, that's usually 'it.' Any good auto glass place should be able to order/build you a new one.
I have replaced the seals in three windows using the kit from Dave Root. It is not a difficult chore.
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I would recommend Dave Root. See other posts. He will save you lot's of money and gives it a long guarantee by industry stadards/
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I just finished all my windows. I purchased kits from Dave Root. It's not a bad job to do, windows look great
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I just finished all my windows. I purchased kits from Dave Root. It's not a bad job to do, windows look great
This one of those times I'd love to be wrong. Know nothing about the kit, but most glass in a MH is going to be double pane. How do you get the moisture that's already there 'out?'
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This one of those times I'd love to be wrong. Know nothing about the kit, but most glass in a MH is going to be double pane. How do you get the moisture that's already there 'out?'
The kit is for replacing the seals in dual pane windows. The moisture is removed by seperating the two panes and cleaning the glass before installing the new seal material.
Its the same proceedure the glass shops use, just DIY.
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That sounds to easy. I always thought there was a vacuum between the double pane glass to act as insulation. I thought that when the seal went is why they fogged up because air got in. Some companies use Argon gas filled windows. To reseal a window with air between the windows works to get rid of the moisture, but you have list the insulating value of the window. I know there is a guy in FL that reseals the windows and pulls out the air. I'll send you his name when I get it done. By the way. It's not a zero vacuum. But the less air you have in between the glass, the less temperature can transfer between the panes. That's how they work.
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That sounds to easy. I always thought there was a vacuum between the double pane glass to act as insulation. I thought that when the seal went is why they fogged up because air got in. Some companies use Argon gas filled windows. To reseal a window with air between the windows works to get rid of the moisture, but you have lost the insulating value of the window. I know there is a guy in FL that reseals the windows and pulls out the air. I'll send you his name when I get it done. By the way. It's not a zero vacuum. But the less air you have in between the glass, the less temperature can transfer between the panes. That's how they work.
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I believe the inert gasses are used more on commercial windows that have a 1/2" or more gap between the panes.
Its not the air that causes the fogging, its moisture. If moisture is left in too long it will etch the glass and the only fix is to replace.
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Hi AZbound.

Maybe you are correct. If so then I'll go the repair myself. There is a Rv window repair shop on the west coast of FL. I'll post his reply.
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