Wood door glass insert removal


  #1  
Old 09-13-22, 01:07 PM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 49
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wood door glass insert removal

How do I remove the glass, I took the moulding of one side.

Don't want to damage the moulding on the other side.

See pictures

Thanks




 
  #2  
Old 09-13-22, 02:01 PM
P
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 28,349
Received 1,629 Likes on 1,462 Posts
Now just remove the glass... without breaking it. The "glazing"/caulk should be the only thing holding it in place.
 
  #3  
Old 09-13-22, 02:09 PM
2
Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: USA near Boston, MA
Posts: 2,006
Received 283 Likes on 242 Posts
Slip a thin putty knife between the glass and the wood moulding to loosen it from the glazing compound/caulk. Do not try to pry the glass away from the wood with any force. That will break the glass.
 
  #4  
Old 09-13-22, 03:25 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 29,444
Received 1,581 Likes on 1,417 Posts
It's likely "glazed" to one side with silicone. If that silicone squished around the sides of the glass you will have a real hard time getting it out. A pro would use a deglazing knife, some are like a thin putty knife that is sharp on the edges. Others are more like a pizza cutter with a good handle to grip and push/pull. Suction cups would also help, to have someone pulling on the glass while the other guy cuts. But you might be able to accomplish the same thing by flipping the door over, place a cushion beneath it (like foam board), and that way you could cut the perimeter while you push down on the glass with one hand from above.

Tempered glass is pretty hard to break, but as mentioned, prying on the edges is not smart... that's where it's weakest.
 
The following 3 users liked this post by XSleeper:
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: