Can't figure out how to get window pane out


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Old 04-26-10, 11:09 AM
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Can't figure out how to get window pane out

A guy I'm working for has a single hung vinyl window with a cracked pane on the upper section. This one doesn't move or anything, I figured I could get it out by taking some screws out but nothing has worked so far. There were only two screws I could reach under the section that seem to do nothing. I figure I could just bust out the pane and replace it but he's set on getting the whole thing out and having Ace Hardware doing it. Does anyone know how you typically get these things out?

It's a Jeld Wen brand.

If needed I can take pictures and post them up by tomorrow.
 
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Old 04-26-10, 03:38 PM
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The fixed sash went in so it has to be able to come out. There usually are simply clamps/screws that hold the top sash in place, but it sounds like you have searched for that. I assume removing the bottom sash does not help with revealing the secret???
 
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Old 04-26-10, 05:30 PM
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I haven't removed anything except the bottom window and the few screws I could find. I'm not sure I know what you mean by the sash, but if it's the little plastic strips that hide the borders of the glass then I've removed those as well.
 
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Old 04-27-10, 04:37 AM
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I'm not familiar with Jeld Wen Windows but I have repaired many single hung windows where the top glass was installed in the main frame. It had snap on removable stops either on the inside or outside.
 
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Old 04-27-10, 03:52 PM
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The sash is the part that holds the glass, in the bottom, it slides up/down, in the top, fixed.
 
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Old 04-27-10, 05:05 PM
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The upper IG unit is mounted in part of the window frame. On the outside you will see 4 strips of vinyl (the retainers) that are about 1/2" wide. Remove all 4 of those. Measure the IG unit and order a new one -- from a glass shop, NOT from an Ace Hdwr., Home depot, etc. It'll take about 2 weeks to get. Once you have the new IG unit, remove the broken one from the frame. It's held in the frame with dbl. stick tape on the inside edge. Install the new one exactly the same way -- dbl. stick tape to hold the IG unit in the frame and seal it, and the snap-in retainers on the outside.
 
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Old 04-28-10, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lefty
The upper IG unit is mounted in part of the window frame. On the outside you will see 4 strips of vinyl (the retainers) that are about 1/2" wide. Remove all 4 of those. Measure the IG unit and order a new one -- from a glass shop, NOT from an Ace Hdwr., Home depot, etc. It'll take about 2 weeks to get. Once you have the new IG unit, remove the broken one from the frame. It's held in the frame with dbl. stick tape on the inside edge. Install the new one exactly the same way -- dbl. stick tape to hold the IG unit in the frame and seal it, and the snap-in retainers on the outside.
Yeah that looks like the easiest option for me, I think I'll just tell the guy we'll have to go with that.

Thanks everyone for your help.

P.S. Just Bill. This is kind of a weird coincidence. My screen name is my band's name, and we play at a place called Just Bill's all the time.
 
 

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