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firsttimeremode 07-19-2012 03:11 PM

How to replace mobile home window glass?
Some punk kids threw rocks at my windows and broke out seven of them. I cant wait on this, because the rain is already making my particleboard floors warp and bend and they are so weak i had to move out all of my furniture. They are quite large windows, single pane with aluminum frames. I cannot figure out how to open the frames to remove the old glass and insert the new glass. Please help me!

BigJim 07-19-2012 04:21 PM

Some of those windows are screwed together at the corners some have plastic trim which clips in from the outside. Either way most of that glass is held in place with Butyl caulk which is kinda like a soft bubble gum. Butyl caulk doesn't completely get hard but it will sure hold the glass inplace. The only way I know of to get the glass out is heat the glass around the edges and slowly pull it loose. Clean as much as possible of the old caulk out and especially any glass particles, caulk the frame install the glass into the wet Butyl install screws or trim.

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