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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    Sorry for the delay - project over and on to other things. Someone asked about sealing corners - on 3 I didn't - when I got to the corner I cut a V in the strip 75% cut 25% untouched. Makes for a small radius on the outside, silver, but a nice L inside. On the 4th I cut at a 45 and cut the...
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    Well the above works - unless the glass is etched. :( Seems the kitchen slider (4x6) fogging was 10% fog, 90% etch. Wonder what's in the air.
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    Central Vacuum update

    Our house has a central vac system - older - ie: no low voltage to the hose connectors. Would it be possible to update the system? The can & motor are good, the plumbing is good. The power head is ... well ... could be replaced.(should). The pain is if we do the head had the 110 cord...
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    How to level steps

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    How to level steps

    I've got 2 steps from the front sidewalk to the deck. It's not bad enough to be unsafe - just could look better and not bad enough to replace. Suggestion on how to jack it up. Thanks. c
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    Sorry about that :o - $15 10cf tank - party store - I sealed the window first then using a couple of ink needles (wife's ink jet refill kit) - stood the window up - one in the bottom, one in the top connected to the tank through the SS. Very low valve open - very light sssssssss for about 5...
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    I've included 5 images in this post - assuming they display in order - #1 is The Project, our dinning room bay window. Pls take note of all the white **** in the image on April 27th. *^@*^&!$#. The bottom row is done - they were even treated to new screens - ooooooooo...... The first 3 on the...
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    Moving along - 5 done with #6 ready for reassembly. And I've found the leak(s) - on 4 of the 6 windows so far - 1 whole seam was not attached to the glass on 1 edge - I can stand the window up on the bench and with 2 index fingers open it up. - Great job guys.
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    Update on project - all 10 of my windows have a permanent fog. (well only 7 now). My MO is to cut the spacer at one corner with my saber saw (verrrry carefully) cut about a 2-3 inch slot down the middle of the spacer. That allows the glass in the corner to flex, .002". Just enough for my box...
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    The best quote I was able to get was $75 per window (not-installed) and there are 10 panes. I (we) are retired and living on SS. Could we go for sitting in a lawn chair watching someone else do it? Ya. But that $750 is going to go towards a vacation or taxes or food, not windows. If I can do...
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    Project under way - my replacement (non-perm) window is built and in place - what da L is the stuff they used to caulk the window into the frame? Or maybe because it's 40 yrs old. Anyway first one is swapped out - can someone give me a pointer on dis-assembling the window. Got to think there...
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    I've been thinking about what gas to use in a double pane and seems to me that it really doesn't mater what is used (within reason) as long as it's dry. And the dryer the better. I'm thinking - I've got an old container of helium in the garage - as long as all (99.9%) of the H2O is expelled...
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    Removing Moisture from double pane windows

    We have a bay window, 5 sections, 2 windows per section - ea 22x28. Quote: "Sure, we'll remove the whole unit and replace it with $4,000 worth of new ....". We're both retired and ... well... ain't an option. So I'm thinking: Make 1 new replacement. Then swap out the first pane...
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