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stoked91 11-04-2012 10:14 AM

Moisture on window
 
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The cold is coming up here in Canada and I have an issue. A window in my living room has moisture on the inside... Because of the differences in temperature, dew point,etc. the concern is that the window has a single pane, the inside one has broken(so no vacuum)...any temporary solutions? I will replace it after the winter... Just don't want water, ice forming inside!

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joecaption 11-04-2012 10:31 AM

Why not just replace that panel?
An glass company can order one.
To replace is as simple as prying off the 1/4 rd. on the outside of the window, removing the old one, applying a small bead of glazing compound and pressing the new one in place.
About a 1/2 hour or less job.

stoked91 11-04-2012 10:45 AM

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Tougher than just that... It has brick molding in and outside that's been painted a few times. I'll be replacing the entire 12' x 8' window in the spring anyways. Just didn't want ice build-up inside on that one panel

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joecaption 11-04-2012 10:50 AM

Not sure how brick molding comes into the play.
It looks like just 12 X 12 panels.
Only way to stop it from fogging up is to replace it or lower the humity in the house.

Bobka 11-04-2012 10:55 AM

one of those window kits...3m or frost king...trim a small piece and cover that window section..:thumbup:..I have double paine windows and get the same thing in my bathroom so I use one to stop the wood from rotting.

stoked91 11-04-2012 10:56 AM

The entire window is framed with 2x3s inside and outside, running top to bottom and side to side...Painted about five times. Can certainly be done... But would require lots more work... Was only wondering if that shrink wrap plastic stuff works in this situation...

Bobka 11-04-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by stoked91 (Post 1044506)
The entire window is framed with 2x3s inside and outside, running top to bottom and side to side...Painted about five times. Can certainly be done... But would require lots more work... Was only wondering if that shrink wrap plastic stuff works in this situation...

I live in buffalo...same weather as you guys...those kits sell like wild here...it will work fine:thumbup:

creeper 11-04-2012 11:21 AM

I used those kits before I had my windows replaced. They make a huge difference.

You can get cheap ones a the dollar store, but the plastic is not as clear. Fine for basement or bathroom windows

stoked91 11-04-2012 12:24 PM

Thanks guys! I appreciate the advice. Love this forum!

Windows on Wash 11-04-2012 08:01 PM

If you are replacing the whole thing, don't worry about it. If you are worried about the moisture, drill a couple of holes in that panel and it will dry out pretty soon.


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