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Window glass broken; how much will it cost to replace?

Old 10-13-05, 08:18 PM
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Window glass broken; how much will it cost to replace?

This morning, while rushing up the stairs in our house, I tripped and put an elbow through the pane of glass in a window. It's a very old window; the glass may be over 50 years old, and the frame possibly older still. How much would it cost to replace the glass in the window (it's about 3' x 2') if I had it done professionally, and how hard would it be to replace the glass? (I read the tutorial; however, I'm new to this.) Also, how much would a pre-cut pane of glass cost?
Much thanks,
Old 10-13-05, 09:43 PM
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How's the elbow???

It's hard to say what it would cost. I would take the sash out, and take it to the local lumberyard, who repairs them cheaper than I can! It would probably cost $30 to have them do it. If you got a piece of glass cut at a hardware store, it might cost you $15, then you have to buy glazing points and glazing putty and a glazing knife, and by then you're over $30. But it's certainly a DIY project if you'd like to attempt it. Just don't cuss when you break the glass installing the glazing points and have to buy another $15 piece of glass. Believe me, it can happen.

I think you'd be miles ahead if you just removed the sash and took it into a hardware store or glass house to have them make the repair. Then you can take it home and install it. Easy enough!

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