enclosing stained glass windows

Old 05-17-01, 12:43 PM
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Am making a stained glass window for B&B on the TX coast and would really like to seal it between two sheets of glass so the sea air won't ruin it. Any how to's out there? I know nothing about this, but am willing to learn.

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Old 05-19-01, 09:31 PM
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I did 2 of them in my house about 10 years ago and have had no problems with moisture leakage. Simply started at the outside with wood trim. Wood-stopped in a pane of glass using 100% silicon to seal it in place, then another wood stop, more silicon, the stained glass, more silicon, more wood stop, the inside pane of glass, more silicon, and finally screwed the inside wood-stop in place. Just leave about an 1/8" of space on all four sides of every pane of glass (between the glass and the frame) to allow for expansion and contraction of the glass. Set the glass on something soft (like 1/8" or 3/16" weatherstripping) to keep it from slipping all the way to the bottom of the opening.
Old 05-20-01, 04:49 AM
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Another approach would be to bring to a glass shop and they can send it out and have it put inside an insulating glass unit. This will save on overall thickness and your labor.

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