Transporting New Windows

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Old 04-01-09, 07:18 AM
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Transporting New Windows

Is it OK to transport new double pane windows flat? They are 6foot by 3 foot.
 
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I have carried 2-3 that way, on smooth roads, but I don't recommend it. Once you leave the distributor, you own the windows, and they usually say"DO NOT STACK FLAT". They will ride just fine stacked upright and secured with bungies, rope, etc.
 
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Old 04-01-09, 03:36 PM
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It is never a good idea to transport windows while they are laying flat, as it definately increases the chances of breakage. They may or may not break if transported that way.
 
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All of the above. If you have to, try to support them on the edges, with the nail fins.

(Hint: they could easilly fall out of the frame if you carry them outdoor side DOWN (the glazing, plastic or whatever is the only thing holding them in)!!!!!

Carry them outdoor side up. My crew once dropped a 5'x5' picture on the ground, soft dirt, while still holding the frame. We re-installed it later. Be safe, GBR
 
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Old 04-02-09, 05:15 AM
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well i did stack with planks and cardboard cushion, but you guys are correct. I was installing a smaller window years ago and I just let go of it without having nailed it. It fell about 5 feet to land on concrete. That window is still going strong.
 
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