My home has wooden frame windows broken from time to time.
I used a professional glass worker to replace one of my windows for less than $500.
I decided to watch him work so I could understand how he did it so that I could fix it myself next time.
This is very easy and increases my confidence in being able to do it myself next time.
When the next window was broken, I bought the glass myself for $120 and finished the work.
I decided to create this structure to help people save money when they fix their own windows and be happy that they know how to do something.
Remember, the first time I did this, I was very worried that I would screw it up and get seriously hurt.
It turns out it's not hard, and I have confidence every time I fix the broken window.
Don't be afraid of this repair job, which is easy to do and may save you a lot of money in the end. . .
It may even be a new career!
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It is located in little Tassie preper.
Reliable tape measure
In order to buy some new glass, you need to measure it. Paint scraper -
This is to remove the belt and any grain knife
Cut the belt from the frame. Hammer -
Hammer the window frame nail back into the frame. Thick Gloves -
Protect your hands from broken glass. Safety glasses-
Protect your eyes
Hopefully you don't need them, but it's better not to be on the safe side.
The first step is to use the tape measure to make sure you buy the right size glass that fits the frame.
Be especially careful to make sure you measure correctly . . . . . . You need to take the right measurement or you will waste money and time.
I found relative measurements from inside the frame to inside the frame.
I then take a millimeter out of the measurement to make sure I can put the glass into the frame.
After copying the measurement data, contact the glass supplier and purchase the required glass.
You can carry a portion of the glass with you if you wish so that the glass worker can see the type of glass you use.
At the very least, when you order the glass, you should explain the use of the glass so that the merchant can help you recommend the thickness you need.
Once you have purchased the glass, you need to remove the broken glass from the frame.
Use the Stanley knife to cut paint from the window frame.
Carefully run the knife down the window frame (
This is the part that holds the glass in the frame).
Do this for all parts of the belt.
Once the window frame is separated from the frame, you pick up the paint scraper and insert it into the gap between the window frame and the frame.
This is to help pry the window frame on the frame.
Glassier told me about some houses (such as mine)
Stick the window frame to the frame, so in these cases you can use the paint scraper to peel the glue from inside the crack.
Do this for all the parts of the belt as well as the corner parts.
Use a scraper to pry the window frame from the window frame.
If possible, try to leave the nails in the belt as it will be easier in the future.
Any removed nails need to be collected and used later.
After removing the window frame, make sure the glass does not hit you or fall off.
Now remove the glass from the frame.
I try to remove it as a whole, but I usually have to break it down.
Make this interesting if you want.
Pick up the paint scraper and remove any debris (
Such as shavings, dirt/dust or glue)
From the window frame, you need to clear the items that prevent the window from sealing.
Check the cracks to make sure they are in good condition and there are no extra pieces on them and hammer the point of the nail so that they can be hammered back into place.
This is basically upside down the nails so the dots are inside the wooden belt.
You may need another person to help you in the next section.
Carry the hammer with you, along with the Belt and nails taken out.
Carefully put the new window into the frame.
Keep it in place so that it will lean tight against the frame. Now. . .
This is a very subtle part.
Place the belt at the top in the appropriate position and carefully hammer the nail to the position.
You need to be careful with the hammer so you don't break the window.
I found that it would be easier to hammer the nail back to the wood.
Put the belt at the bottom back in place and hammer it in.
Then do both sides.
The professional glass worker told me that you should not put glue or window putty on the window to keep it in place.
This makes it more difficult to remove broken glass in future breaks.
I was told that if there is a bad seal on the window, the putty will be used to prevent any moisture from passing through.
Step back now and appreciate the great work you have done.