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Old 04-26-15, 12:44 AM
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I have recently discovered a hole located on the lower portion of my big (picture) window. It is also on the outside side of the widow. I have been having problems with condensation between the window panes and when inspecting the window I found it. Is this normal or is it as I suspect, a vandal drilled it and I need to consider getting security cameras. Thanks!
 
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Old 04-26-15, 02:23 AM
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More likely a previous owner did it to run an extension cord through for holiday lights or maybe for an antenna or cable television service. It may be the cause of the insulated glass losing its seal or merely coincidence.
 
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I doubt the hole caused the condensation because it's doubtful the glass unit was touched when the hole was drilled. You can fill the hole with most any wood filler, painter's putty or even caulk [caulking won't finish out smooth] and paint over it. The glass unit will need to be replaced to fix the condensation. If you measure the glass perfectly most glass stores can get one made.
 
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What's that round plug looking thing under the stool in the aprin?
Looks like where they drilled another hole to run a wire again in the wrong place once they reailized, through the sash was a bad idea.
 
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Condensation between the window panes has nothing to do with this hole (which I agree was probably for CATV). You can have a glass shop replace the double pane glass unit (IGU) with a new one and that will be the end of your condensation problem.

As for the hole, nothing will make it invisible but a dab of white silicone might help hide it.
 
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Is the sash wood? if so, I wouldn't use silicone as it's not paintable. An expert job of applying filler can make the repair invisible.
 
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Looks like aluminum...................
 
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The sash is vinyl. What might I use for that?
 
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Thanks for all of the helpful responses! I am planning on calling a couple of local window places to see if they can help with the condensation problem. If they cannot help me is my only remaining option to replace the huge thing?
 
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