Peachtree "fake" French door issues


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Old 04-26-16, 02:11 PM
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Peachtree "fake" French door issues

Hi All, Am wondering if anyone has ran across this interesting situation before. We have a 20 year old Peachtree "Fake" French door assembly (only one side opens). The unit is double payne glass in each door and has been a good unit and has served us well. But now I am noticing that there is either caulk...or some type of adhesive starting to seep out from all around the glass edges where the glass meets and continues inside the door frame. The stuff is temperature sensitive as its harder when cold and much softer when the temp is warmer. I would call the texture on an 80 degree day about that of caulk that is about 80% dry. It really isn't that hard to get off with a razor blade, but I am just wondering if this means that we are looking at some kind of glass/door failure here soon. Has anyone seen this and is there any kind of reasonable explanation for it and is it anything to worry about. Remember this didn't start happening till about the last year and the doors are about 23 years old. Thanks for any info.
 
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Old 04-26-16, 02:41 PM
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I've had to remove that sealant [?] when prepping new doors for paint but don't ever recall seeing it on repaints unless it was never removed by the original painter. When cold it's fairly easy to remove but can get real gooey when it gets hot
 
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Old 04-26-16, 03:02 PM
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It's hard to see it from here.... is it on the glass or the wood or what?
 
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Old 04-27-16, 11:46 AM
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It is oozing out of the space between the glass and the frame/trim. I'm assuming that the glass goes into that area maybe 1/2 inch or so. After scraping it off and inspecting it a little better, it appears that its probably the org adhesive/caulk that was used to set the glass panels in. There is no seal leakage between the paynes...(fingers crossed). This is the darndest thing i've seen. I mean I can understand something happening after just a couple a years or so, but as mentioned this didn't start happening till after about 22 years. Was just wondering if anyone else has came across it. If the glass ever becomes loose It looks like a simple fix by just adding another very small bead of caulk. Oh well.....you know what they say...."It is what it is"
 
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Old 04-27-16, 02:24 PM
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Yes its probably the grey butyl glazing that sticks the igu to the wood frame. It is funny. Wouldn't be a bad idea to run a very fine bead of clear silicone around the glass perimeter.
 
 

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