Remove glass from double pane sliding doors?

CB9009April 11, 2012

I've found a TON of useful advice on this site so I'm hoping someone out there will have some input on this one b/c I haven't found anything anywhere else...

I have 2 double paned sliding glass doors that I want to get the glass out of. I know they are sealed w/ gas btwn and breaking the seal ruins them, etc. I got 3 single panes of glass and 2 double paned doors from the local restore for cheap. What I need from them is 7 panes of glass (4 from the 2 doors + the 3 singles) to use as glazing for a greenhouse. One of the doors is wood, the other aluminum. I have removed a couple screws but otherwise cannot figure out how to get the frames apart. I have seen some advice on windows but these doors don't match anything I've found and I cannot figure out how to disassemble them and save the glass. Any advice?

Thanks in advance!

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hendricus

I did that with wood sliders. One pane shattered and I used the other 3 for a shed/greenhouse.
On the wood slider look in the corners for pins (headless nails). Scrape the wood to uncover them then drive them out with a blunt nail or punch. Go slow and pull the frame apart.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 4:07PM
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millworkman

the glass should be installed with some glass stops or glazing beads which are removeable and when removed the glass edges should be visible.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:04AM
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