window casing on french doors

Old 05-08-12, 07:24 AM
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window casing on french doors

We have double french doors. The casing around the window that holds the window in place, was pieced on (meaning they aren't the length & width of the window, only pieces adding up to the right size!) Consequently, they are warping from the extreme weather changes. It is some kind of a plastic, with a connected dowel (all one piece)that slides under the window itself, more than likely to hold it in place.
I have looked at local hardware store and they don't carry anything like that. Any ideas where I can begin my search for replacing it?
Old 05-08-12, 07:44 AM
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I'd have to say we're going to need some pictures...a couple showing the whole area...and a couple closer so we can see what you see. I've never seen multipart frames myself.
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I have to agree, I can't visualize to what you are referring.
Old 05-08-12, 04:10 PM
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You are talking doors in one sentence then windows in the next, so yeah, let's have those pix. Anyone from AZ has got to be cool, right, Vic? And with a location named Chandler, double cool.
Old 05-08-12, 05:06 PM
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Pix would help, but in my mind I am imagining a window in one or both french doors that has the usual plastic trim around it with screws & plugs on the interior side of the frame. They sometimes do break at odd places due to extreme expansion and contraction due to extreme heat/cold, which could be misinterpreted as being done that way originally "in pieces".

I would just guess that you will need to order a new vinyl frame (inside and out) for your glass... and it may just be a good idea to get new glass at the same time to make the whole process easier. If you can take outside measurements of the plastic frame, and take them to a box store or lumber yard they can usually find you a match. That is, if the way I'm picturing your door glass & frame in my mind is correct.

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