Help Entry Door Window


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Old 06-14-18, 02:34 PM
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Help Entry Door Window

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Size:  86.6 KBNeed some thought on the cause and solution to my entry door window frame. It appears that the frame has shifted creating the gap in the pictures. Can I just remove the frame and put it back on or is there a better and easier fix?
 
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Old 06-14-18, 04:14 PM
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No clue what that pictures trying to show, to close up.
 
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Old 06-14-18, 04:18 PM
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I would try to shift it back. If you succeed in moving it, you could run a fine bead of clear caulk around it, to hopefully hold it there, to prevent it from shifting in the future. My guess is that someone broke the original one and the replacement is not quite the right size... there shouldn't be that much room around the outside of the glass.

If you cant move it, you will have to take it apart. On the interior side of the frame, there should be little round plugs that cover the screw holes. (Screws hold the inner and outer frame together.) To get the plugs out you can just drive a drywall screw into the center of the plug... as you run it in, the drywall screw will hit the head of the screw underneath which will then lift the plug up out of the hole. (This ruins the plugs, but it's the only way to get them out) Once the plugs have been removed, you will need a helper to hold the glass outside while you loosen the screws inside. Once it's apart, you can add new glazing tape or sealant to the exterior side, then reassemble it. Just be careful not to overtighten the screws. If you strip them, you are screwed.
 
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Thanks XSleeper I will try that. We have been in the house for 2yrs now and it just all the sudden happened today.
 
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Old 06-14-18, 04:43 PM
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Here is a better picture that shows the frame seperation.
 
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Old 06-14-18, 04:47 PM
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Thanks. Your first picture was fine.
 
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Old 06-15-18, 02:57 AM
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Like Joe, I was confused by the first pic but totally understand the 2nd.
Sometimes the little plugs aren't used over the screws and the painter will have to putty up the holes. If that's the case you'd need to dig out the putty to access the screws.
 
 

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