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Old 12-15-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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Where can I order dual-pane glass?


I've been rebuilding an old exterior door and am ready to put some glass back in the openings and I started thinking. Why put the old single pane glass back in when I could put a piece of dual pane glass in it's place? I've got plenty of thickness to work with.

Where can I/can I order this sort of thing to size?

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Any glass company in your town can make them or have them made for you. Don't waste your time at the hardware store or the box stores, because all they'd be is a middleman.

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Something to think about with divided light glass units...The perimeter of them has a rubbery goopy black gasket that is about 1/2" thick when looking at the panes of glass. So, you'd need to account for that when trimming the door so that part will be covered up.
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If you're putting them in a door, they really should be made from tempered glass or safety sheet.
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Very true, I should've mentioned that. Any glass in a door has to be tempered. That should be no obstacle, but will take a couple weeks in most cases. They have to cut it to size, temper it, then make the units.
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Would dual pane glass help or does it need to be filled with gas? Do the glass companies fill these with gas when they make them? Don't mean to high jack, just trying to clarify for others and myself.
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Dual pane glass units are usually filled with argon gas.
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Thanks for the info - I will take tempering the glass and the gasket into account. I guess I'll get on the horn to glass shops.

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