Broken pane in back door

Old 11-02-06, 10:21 AM
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Broken pane in back door

I have a back door with four separate window panes. One of them broke. Can I just fix this myself? It was hard to get all the shards of glass out of the pane, I'm wondering how hard it would be to put a whole one in. Do they kind of slide in? Do glass panes come in standard sizes? Can I go to Home Depot, or do I need a glazier?

Old 11-02-06, 01:23 PM
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Is it an older door with single pane glass?

Around the glass is moulding that will need to be removed. It will probably be neccesary to cut the paint/poly film around the moulding with an utility knife. Hopefully you can get a putty knife under the moulding and carefully pry it off.

Any glass company and most hardware stores will cut glass to fit. Be sure it is slightly smaller than the opening as glass can't be force fitted Insulated glass will probably need to be ordered from a glass company.

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