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Old 09-04-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Insulated glass.... What if?

What if I just break the inside window? (inside lite for those that understand insulated windows)
It's tempered, so it would be really easy to break it. Just a mess.

So instead of replacing the whole thing, why not?
It only takes a light tap to make it explode.
Inside lite gone. Outside lite just needs to be cleaned.

Remember I'm just a stupid truck driver trying to save money.
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Or contact a window repair shop. They should be able to order a tempered glass replacement.
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:30 PM   #3
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Foggy glass, they want to much money to fix / replace.
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I did just what your thinking of doing.
I then taped around the window and calked over the broken pieces that stayed stuck in the frame. I left the little pieces in the frame to help hold it all together.
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I did just what your thinking of doing.
I then taped around the window and calked over the broken pieces that stayed stuck in the frame. I left the little pieces in the frame to help hold it all together.
Thank you.
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Would it be better to use a glass cutter?
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Might be better to fix it right, cheap usually turns to expensive.
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Would it be better to use a glass cutter?
Tempered glass cannot be cut.
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Might be better to fix it right, cheap usually turns to expensive.
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Would it be better to use a glass cutter?


You canít cut tempered glass.
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What if I just break the inside window? (inside lite for those that understand insulated windows)
It's tempered, so it would be really easy to break it. Just a mess.

So instead of replacing the whole thing, why not?
It only takes a light tap to make it explode.
Inside lite gone. Outside lite just needs to be cleaned.

Remember I'm just a stupid truck driver trying to save money.
I have one in my RV that was like that when I bought it. You may find it will leak past the outer rubber seal with the inner glass missing. I still have leaks around the window, though much reduced since I recaulked everything. I havent replaced it as it butts up to the dash necessitating removal of the dash to get to some of the screws holding the window frame together.
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I'm getting all of our windows defogged in 2 weeks for $200 per window with warranty. They remove the entire window, remove the glass, seperate the panes clean and then reseal the glass. I like the double pane glass for sound and temperature insulation.

If I was in the market to buy a coach and I saw the inner panes were broken, i would say "Thanks, but no thanks, I will look elsewhere".
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I'm getting all of our windows defogged in 2 weeks for $200 per window with warranty. They remove the entire window, remove the glass, seperate the panes clean and then reseal the glass. I like the double pane glass for sound and temperature insulation.

If I was in the market to buy a coach and I saw the inner panes were broken, i would say "Thanks, but no thanks, I will look elsewhere".
I am keeping it, it wont be for sale. It will be parked 95 percent of the time. When I do drive it I need to see out of the window.
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I'm getting all of our windows defogged in 2 weeks for $200 per window with warranty. They remove the entire window, remove the glass, seperate the panes clean and then reseal the glass. I like the double pane glass for sound and temperature insulation.

If I was in the market to buy a coach and I saw the inner panes were broken, i would say "Thanks, but no thanks, I will look elsewhere".
Where are getting them done? All of the windows on my 2008 Bounder are fogged and I want to get some fixed/replaced before we go to Alaska next year.
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