Remove permanent window grille

Old 10-18-20, 05:31 PM
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Remove permanent window grille

I am replacing a sash on an Andersen double hung window and incorrectly ordered one with a permanent grill. Found some good help in this old thread but was not able to respond to it.
Permanent Grille Removal
Wanted to post that the ideas in this thread worked. I used a heat gun to soften the glue and then used a 24 gauge wire to slowly work back and forth to slice between the grille and the glue. Patience and slow work removed the grille and saved the window. With a little more heat, the glue soften and could be rolled off using my thumb. Thanks for the great advice.
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Hopefully you won't have trouble now with condensation between the panes of glass.
Old 10-19-20, 06:18 AM
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The grilles he's talking about are simulated divided lites that are sealed to the outside of the IGU.

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