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Tuesday, 13 September 2016


Two of our windows developed leaks and we get mist between the glass on cold days.

Fibertec was good enough to replace the glass units and I installed the first replacement this morning.

Fibertec have been very supportive and helpful regarding any questions or concerns we've had with their products. They replied to my e-mails promptly and provided clear instructions for replacing these windows. Thanks Fibertec.

First job was to remove the molding strips from the inside.

Then I took a exacto knife and cut the seal from the outside. This simply allowed us to remove the glass easily from the frame.
The black glazing tape was next and was the biggest part of the job. We tried to get as much out as possible before installing the new glazing tape. This is the first seal between the glass and the frame. It is essential it is installed without any gaps.

Mary worked on some and between the two of us we got most of it off.

Our glass is 3 panes thick and they are heavy. I lifted it into position as Mary watched and guided from the outside.

Once in place I installed the snap in molding without cracking the glass. YEA!!!!!!

Done and ready for winter.

The next frame is much larger and heavier so I will get Nathan to help me with that.

All our chickens are in the freezer and tomorrow we get 6 layers. We are looking forward to fresh free-range eggs in the morning.

Still waiting for that baby.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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