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Old 09-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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I have a Pella window with fixed transom above it. It is double pane (apx 10-12 years old). One of the layers of glass is broken. I can not determine how to remove the transom to replace the glass. There are no screws or clamps visible. Any suggestions?


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Old 09-29-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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You won't want to remove the entire transom just to replace the glass, which likely is impossible anyway. There will be removable glazing beads on one side, and probably a bead of silicone on the other to remove the glass from the frame. You can then get a new piece made up at a glass shop (although, it would be better to get a new piece prior to pulling out the old one).... and I realize that this is a diy forum, but a lot of times the glass shops will do the install for you pretty cheap.

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Contact pella and see if your window is still under warranty.
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Contact pella and see if your window is still under warranty.
I don't believe that Pella has ever warrantied glass breakage.
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I don't believe that Pella has ever warrantied glass breakage.
If it was accidental then no, if it was a manufacture defect that showed up later then yes.
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After 10-12 yrs, Im guessing that it is not a manufacturers defect.
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After 10-12 yrs, Im guessing that it is not a manufacturers defect.
http://pella.com/owners-manuals-and-...r_Warranty.pdf
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Thanks for proving my point epson :
"Nonlaminated Glass. Transferable Twenty-Year (20-Year) Limited Warranty.
Pella warrants that nonlaminated glass in Covered Pella Products shall be free from premature failure or permanent
material obstruction of vision due to a failure of the glass seal for twenty (20) years from the date of sale by Pella or its
authorized dealer. If Pella is given notice of a glass defect occurring within twenty (20) years of the date of sale by Pella or
its authorized dealer, Pella shall, at its sole option: 1) repair or replace the defective glass (with cost of labor included only
within two [2] years of the date of sale by Pella or its authorized dealer) or 2) refund the original purchase price."

The op doesn't have seal failure or obstruction. He has a broken pane of glass.... Further down in the warranty it also specifies that breakage is not covered.
.... There is no language that I see that refers to stress cracks, but I highly doubt that it would be covered given the verbiage... In addition to the fact that a stress crack (or any other manufacturer defect that would result in breakage) would have shown up far before 12 years in service.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:46 AM   #9
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Contact Pella to see if they can sell you a re-make or contact a local glazing company for a price from them on a remake.

Pretty easy fix.
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Thanks for proving my point epson :
"Nonlaminated Glass. Transferable Twenty-Year (20-Year) Limited Warranty.
Pella warrants that nonlaminated glass in Covered Pella Products shall be free from premature failure or permanent
material obstruction of vision due to a failure of the glass seal for twenty (20) years from the date of sale by Pella or its
authorized dealer. If Pella is given notice of a glass defect occurring within twenty (20) years of the date of sale by Pella or
its authorized dealer, Pella shall, at its sole option: 1) repair or replace the defective glass (with cost of labor included only
within two [2] years of the date of sale by Pella or its authorized dealer) or 2) refund the original purchase price."
The op doesn't have seal failure or obstruction. He has a broken pane of glass.... Further down in the warranty it also specifies that breakage is not covered.
.... There is no language that I see that refers to stress cracks, but I highly doubt that it would be covered given the verbiage... In addition to the fact that a stress crack (or any other manufacturer defect that would result in breakage) would have shown up far before 12 years in service.
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You can replace the broken glass of the window. You can get glass from the glass show room and replace it.
The "glass showroom", huh???

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