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Old 12-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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was told if window fogs up its broken seal on double pane. Was told if you drill a 1/4 inch hole in top and bottom corner it will breath out and clear up. Whats that white film inside that wont clear up??

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It's what the gas looks like when oxygen and moisture get in there I reckon. And I never heard of the drilling thing.

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Drilling will temporarily help with the condensation between the panes. However, the "white stain" will remain. It will cause a bigger issue. It takes away all insulation value, which will then vause condensation to form on the inside of the window. It will all run down the window and damage drywall, moulding, etc. You must replace the glass. Look for the manufacturer on the window and see what their warranty is.
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Not going to happen, you need a new replacement sash.
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Stain will need to be washed out (some solutions supposedly work) or replaced.
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The white stains are a pricipatate of the dissacant material inside the spacer bar between your glass panes. It is placed there to absorb any ambient moisture that is trapped inside the unit during assembly. When the unit seal fails, the dissacant absorbs as much moisture as it can hold, or supersaturates. The dissacant is useully composed of silaca gel crystals and calcium chloride pellets. When the sun heats the absorbed liquid,the vapor condenses on the glass and leaves traces of calcium. Over time, this turns the unit white to the point of obscurity. If a goldish film forms, That is the Low E coating, an energy saving option, oxadising as it is semi metallic and sensative to moisture. Nethier condition is repairable but both are cosmetic and will NOT harm your windows or your walls. Drilling holes in the glass, top and bottem, will clear up some of the moisture, but is beyond the skills of the average homeowner, as it requires a special glass drill bit, lubrication and a special technique. Using a common steel twist drill will result in glass breakage every time. Get a quote from a glass shop or, even better, quotes from more than one shop. If replacement does not fit the budget at present, live with it and save up for it, the condition will not cause further damage. I hope this helps.

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That's not spam.
You missed the post that has since been deleted that was above mine.

I was someone that was promoting some sort of de-humidifier. That is what I was referencing but it has since been deleted.
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You missed the post that has since been deleted that was above mine.

I was someone that was promoting some sort of de-humidifier. That is what I was referencing but it has since been deleted.

Don't you hate it when that happens!?!?!?!?

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just wondering how much a 16 by 54 inch window thermo pane would should cost? Are there any wholesale national companies for best price options? And lastly if any one knows of a least cost provider in Omaha Nebraska that would be awesome.???
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Installed or glass only?... Pricing could vary wildly for many reasons, but I'd expect the glass to be somewhere around $1-$200... Double that installed.

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