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Old 02-12-2015, 11:58 AM   #31
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Re: Leaking barn door window repair

Well, all good things come to an end. I reseated the two bolts in question and watched very carefully for correct seating of the washer, things looked lined up well, then I shattered the window. Phooey. I guess this is how you learn.

New glass is not too expensive locally and installation is not too expensive so I'm going to go that route and watch, hopefully learn a bit in the process.

Was pretty annoyed with myself yesterday, particularly after the time I spent cleaning all that butyl off, but c'est la vie. As with everything, you learn as you go and sometimes the learning hurts a bit

On the flip side all of my roof painting / glueing / drilling has gone very well, and the pain and cost of ****ups there is far higher!
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:58 PM   #32
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Bummer Maybe I have been lucky having had my windows out and back on a number of times. Tightening was pushing the window from the outside (pre seat the butyl) and then getting the nuts to make contact with the metal plus maybe 1/2 of a turn of the nut. The butyl is so sticky that so long as it was making contact with both sides I figured it was sealed. The button studs though need to be seated into the holes correctly to tighten flush.

Really sorry to read about the breakage.
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Equally sorry here for this mishap----not much consolation but even as a pro I've done this more times than I care to admit. Its easy to do, sad to say.

Its not a bad idea to have someone already in the biz do this for you but given your process and careful attention to the installation you'll find many similarities in their approach.

I don't want to add insult to injury but because using the ribbon-type butyl sealer can and does cause alignment issues for the inexperienced in this I've long advocated either an exterior-grade silicone sealer/adhesive or a liquid butyl, both applied with standard caulking guns. Both allow the glass to be repositioned if/when needed and easily seat close enough to the door shell to maintain the factory original appearance.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:09 AM   #34
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Re: Leaking barn door window repair

Bah, there are far greater mistakes in life, and I learned a good bit from this. A couple things that I noticed different about the way the glass guy did it... handled the glass much less carefully / much more confidently than I did, but took a lot of care to line up the bolts so they would seat flat, then tightened them fairly snugly. He used 3/16 butyl instead of 1/4 but said either would work. At least I'm confident I could do just fine replacing it next time, should I ever need to.

Thanks again to all for all the help on this thread, sorry I fouled all your fine advice
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... handled the glass much less carefully / much more confidently than I did, but took a lot of care to line up the bolts so they would seat flat, then tightened them fairly snugly. He used 3/16 butyl instead of 1/4 but said either would work. At least I'm confident I could do just fine replacing it next time, should I ever need to.

Most people watching us glass guys are kinda shocked how uncareful we seem to be----what doesn't show is all the mishaps we too have had over the years.

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Thanks again to all for all the help on this thread, sorry I fouled all your fine advice
You did a fine job so don't beat yourself up. As I said I've broken a few tempered pieces my own self so experience alone doesn't always guarantee a successful result. The upside is you learned a lot and can now share that info with others.
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