"Transom" window removal

Old 03-10-22, 09:40 AM
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"Transom" window removal

I have 2 transom windows that need a replacement IGU. I read somewhere that they have to be removed from the outside. If so then it's a bummer as they are on the second story floor and I'd dead scared of heights!

If they can be removed from the inside what needs to be done? I have attached pictures for reference.

I do not know what the thickness of the IGU is - these are builder grade 1995 vintage!

Would appreciate any instructions please and thanks in advance.

Old 03-10-22, 09:43 AM
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Can't see the outside of the window so its hard to say what is out there. So I'll give you the same reply as on the other site.

The removable stop is on the inside as evidenced by the nail heads on the trim. You would need to carefully remove those interior stops to get the whole sash out. You would likely need to deglaze the exterior side of the sash from its seal, using a deglazing knife. Have plywood to put back in temporarily because you will need to take the sash to your local city glass shop and have them replace the glass with another one that is EXACTLY the same size and thickness. That will take a week or two, depending on their lead times.

You could try to get the glass out yourself but chances are that you would break it if you've never done this before.
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seems like deja vu ....

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