Reglazing old windows

Old 07-18-05, 07:42 AM
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Reglazing old windows

I am in the process of reglazing my wood windows and have a few concerns.
I am using a propane torch to remove the old glazing compound. Small areas of the glass panes have cracked in the corners, I imagine from the heat. Do I need to replace the whole pane of glass?
Also, after the old glazing has been removed, I have been wire brushing the area then using a shop vac for the bebris. Is this sufficient surface preparation?

Thanks in advance,
Aaron Neunz
Old 07-19-05, 03:34 PM
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Glass is cheap and easy to cut. Replace it sounds good to me. Wire brush down to wood is good for reglazing.
Old 07-26-05, 06:15 PM
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why on earth are you using a propane torch? i used a hair dryer and it worked fine. plus you don't risk damaging the glass or wood.

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