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09-24-14, 04:05 PM   #1  
Window leak in interior

I have a decorative window (doesn't open) that has a small leak between the seams of a vinyl frame. Not where the glass meets the frame and not where the frame meets the wall, but where the vinyl meets itself. Can this be easily fixed?

 
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09-24-14, 04:18 PM   #2  
That makes no sense. Maybe you could include a picture with an arrow to the location you are describing.

 
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09-24-14, 04:25 PM   #3  
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Hopefully this picture came through okay; i've added an arrow to show the seam where the leak has started.

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09-24-14, 04:40 PM   #4  
Ok, that's better! That piece around the perimeter of the glass is a glazing stop. If water is coming from there it indicates water around the perimeter of the double pane IGU.

If its leaking during rain, it probably means the wet glaze on the exterior of the window has failed.

Your best option would probably be to add a very small bead of 100%silicone around the exterior perimeter of the glass.

 
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