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Old 04-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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I have a bay window - is this the proper term?

The top pane that is sloped, has a crank and he said when he tried to crank he met resistance and he forced it and the window glass broke. So I think the crank mechanism is broken as well.

This is an old house 1950s so this window is not the new hurricane impact resistance kind for Florida. Glass is very thin.

Here are some pictures and you can see the top window broken. On the third picture down you can also see part of the crank mechanism in the middle of the pane.







Here are the dimensions annotated in inches.



I am pretty sure this is a custom window. I want to avoid having to replace it, as that would involve breaking the inside window sill that are made of ceramic tiles that I have no spares of, and outside stucco work.

What is the best way to fix this? Is there a way I can remove the entire pane - the sloped portion and take it to a glass shop to have them put in a new piece of glass and seal it? Then call a window company to come look at this crank mechanism?

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Call a "real" glass/glazing shop to take a look and give you a price. It should be repairable.

In my neck of the woods that's a "garden window" btw.

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My guess is the top window is painted or weathered shut. The crank may still work but others could have stripped it trying to get the frozen window open.

A glass shop should be able to get it working again. They can certainly get new glass in it if you decide fixing the mechanism is not worth the cost. That was never an especially expensive or quality window and does not date as far back as the house.
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I assume by a glass shop it's a place I need to take the broken window pane to?

That means I need to remove the pane, is this easy to do?
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I assume by a glass shop it's a place I need to take the broken window pane to?

That means I need to remove the pane, is this easy to do?
Nope, they will come to you. That's what they do.
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If you can get that panel off it might save you a few bucks to take the whole thing in. Tape the broken glass so you do not cut yourself.

If you want them to fix the mechanism, they will have to come out at some point anyhow.

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