Glass Sunroom dismantle

Old 02-08-06, 11:01 PM
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Glass Sunroom dismantle

I just moved in to a house that has a glass curved sunroom that is built entending for a garage area that was converted to a spa room. I want to get the spa outside and taking the glass extension apart is the onlt way to move it. The sunroom is about 8' wide and 7' or so tall and it has several tinted glass panels. The frame looks to be a painted aluminum. There are no exposed screws so i have no idea how to get it apart so i can move the spa.
Old 02-09-06, 09:01 PM
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Begin by going on the outside and examining the vertical mullions that separate one bay from another. You will probably see that down the middle of those ribs there is a seam. That seam is probably a snap in cover that covers the screw heads up. You may need to get up on top of the room and start from the top and work down, but you might also be able to start prying on it from the bottom. Use a beat up screwdriver and pry the middle of that cap until it starts to come up. Once you get it started it should peel out of there without too much effort. That should expose the mullion cap cover screws which you can then remove, then remove the mullion cap cover. The horizontal mullions may snap into place, and you again may need to use a big screwdriver as a prybar to pry up from the ends to get it out of there. There may also be 2-faced tape or silicone that seals these pieces to the glass. A pizza cutter or a bent dinner knife might help you slice that apart- or it might come apart easily on its own- hard telling.

At any rate, that should get you started. Keep in mind you will probably destroy a lot of the parts by disassembling it. Some things aren't designed to be taken apart and put together again. Good luck!

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