How to remove insulated Anderson window glass from frame?

walrusOctober 23, 2010

Have a 1982 wooden narrowline Anderson bay window that has two crank out sides. The glass is 3/8" insulated.

One of the side windows has a crack and the glass is fogging.

Rather than spend $142+ for a replacement window (p/n 0517320) consisting of the primed wooden frame and glass, I'd like to remove the insulated insert and replace it with typical window glass.

Help on how to do that appreciated. Do I remove the trim that looks like glazing and pop out the insert, are the 1/4" plastic plugs on the interior of the window of importance.... where to begin?

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jocobe

You would need to remove the exterior glazing beads in order to remove the glass. The glazing beads degrade with age and could very likely break. You can get new ones from Andersen, if need be. The plastic plugs on the interior of the sash are for interior grilles to fit onto the sash.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2010 at 9:00PM
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alan_s_thefirst

You'd be crazy to downgrade from double insulated glass to single glazed if I read you right. Any competent glazier ought to be able to supply a replacement insert, as jocobe said you remove the wooden beads. The replacement glass is caulked accordingly.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 3:29PM
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