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Old 09-12-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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I'm replacing an older 4x8 double pane window with a 6' sliding glass door. I'm just trying to figure out the easiest way to remove without damaging the unit. It's an old window from the 70's i'm guessing, and it doesn't appear to have an easy way just to remove the glass...
So it's about 8 feet off the ground outside and I need to know the safest way (other than those cool suction cups) to get the window out safely...
Our plan of attack was the run a sawzall along the outside studs to remove any nails/screws and slowly try to bring it back into the room. Hopefully that is an alright idea...
Thanks for any advice...
-chris

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leave the nails in the bottom. Then cut the others as you plan. Then tilt the window in and now cut the bottom nails.

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we almost did it right, but just the two of us.. we just couldn't handle it... and it dropped, but luckily it just broke half of the pane, so cleanup was easy. thanks for the advice
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we almost did it right, but just the two of us.. we just couldn't handle it... and it dropped, but luckily it just broke half of the pane, so cleanup was easy. thanks for the advice
Don't feel badly, that's a heavy window - I recently removed and replaced two windows 8' wide and 60" tall, and it was a handful for three guys...
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