Tips for Reglazing Wooden Storm Window

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Old 10-18-17, 10:10 AM
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Tips for Reglazing Wooden Storm Window

Have a rather large (30x50) single-pane storm window (hinged variety that goes over 1928 windows that is prevalent in the Pacific Northwest).

Tempered glass held in by wood trim as well as putty. Two main problems:

1 - Removing the thousands of pieces glazed into the perimeter - bought a 9-purpose painters tool, but it's still going slow and damaging the wood. Would a heat gun or chemicals soften the glaze and make this an easier task?

2 - Reinstalling the wood trim that holds in the window (I'm sure there's a more specific term). I KNOW I will break the window if I try to hand-hammer staples. I feel like I may have a shot with my pneumatic stapler, but wondering if there's a specific tool or technique to use not to break the glass.

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Old 10-18-17, 12:11 PM
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Normally it isn't necessary to remove all the glazing, I usually remove what's loose and then reglaze.
 
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Old 10-18-17, 12:46 PM
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Thanks but it's not just the glaze but the thousands of small pieces of glass still stuck to the edges in it...
 
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So you are replacing the glass? Careful work with a chisel or putty knife and hammer works well.
 
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Old 10-18-17, 01:14 PM
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Yes, am working with that, but it's very arduous and the putty/glazing appears to be old/solidified. Taking a lot of force of which is damaging the wood. Hence, looking to see if heat gun or chemicals would be useful to soften.
 
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I don't recall ever having used heat or chemicals to aid in removing glazing, not saying it won't help - just that I have no experience doing so.
 
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