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Old 06-22-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Replacing double pane french door glass inserts


Came home a few days ago to find the outer glass on one of my double pane french doors still intact, but cracked into a few thousand pieces.

Was quoted $375 by two different glass companies to replace it. Crazy!

After searching online, I see that I can get a new set of doors for that cost.

Found a new unused french door insert leftover from construction for $40 on CL int he same size as mine. New cost $125

Going to try and install it this weekend, any pointers on the install?

They are steel frame with foam core so I assume when I remove all the grid screws the insert should come out somewhat easily except for some caulking.

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Be sure to have proper gloves and protection equipment on.

You are on the right track and the glass swap is pretty straightforward.

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All done. the craigslist add was actually mis-measured and the frame was to narrow, but I found an insert an da builder's upply surplus for $99 and got it installed in about 20 minutes. All in all a pretty seamless job, it worked great.
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