repair or replace?

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  1. Apr 17, 2008 #1

    cibula11

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    I have a large (96x48) casement picture casement window in my kitchen. The casements are getting condensation and on one of them the exterior pane is broken. I priced some cheaper vinyl windows and it was going to cost me $800 for a new window. Any ideas what it might cost to replace the glass instead?

    I'm leaning towards replacing the whole window because we will be putting in a new casement in another area of the kitchen, but $800 seemed hefty for a window in a starter home.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2008 #2

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    maybe YOU want to try the repair. The Handyguys did a show in doing this yourself. Its a podcast - give it a listen at
    http://www.handyguyspodcast.com/32/episode-7-broken-glass
    Even if your windows is not exactly the same the process should be similar.

    I need to retract what I said, maybe - 96"x48"? Thats big. If its smaller sections then go for it. If its one big piece of glass then $800 may be a good price for an entire new window.
     
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  4. Apr 21, 2008 #4

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    Thanks for the advice. I've now noticed that both casements are trapping moisture and the brick moulding is rotting on the outside. I figure with all the hassle of repairing I would be better off spending a couple benjamin's more and getting a new one. Plus, new window = another summer project:D
     

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