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Glazing or silicon when replacing glass (lites) in wood exterior door.

Glazing or silicon when replacing glass (lites) in wood exterior door.


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Old 02-21-18, 06:56 AM
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Glazing or silicon when replacing glass (lites) in wood exterior door.

Hello,

I'm replacing the glass in three 5" x 10" lites.
The glass is sandwiched between two wooden frames.
Originally, it looks like they used a very thin strip of glazing along the edge of the glass (top and bottom). All glazing was hidden under the wooden frames.
I have some DAP 33 glazing and was thinking of using that. Times have changed since that door was originally constructed, so perhaps glazing is not the best choice now. I'm wondering if silicon might do a better job. Heck, it's good enough for aquariums.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
 
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Old 02-21-18, 08:52 AM
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A pic or two might change my mind but I'd opt for caulking
 
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Old 02-21-18, 10:12 AM
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Thanks @marksr
I'm not at home at the moment, so I can't take a picture, but visualize a standard wooden picture frame. Instead of a solid backing for the picture frame, imagine another front of the frame pressed up against the (real) front--sandwiching the glass between them-- and held in place by four screws and the thin layer of glazing along the edges of both sides of the glass.

When you say "caulk" are you saying "silicon caulk"?
 
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Old 02-21-18, 10:32 AM
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I would use glazing. Silicone will make a mess where it squeezes out... both on the wood and on the glass. Use glazing points as needed.

Current codes require tempered glass in all doors.
 
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Thanks @XSleeper.
I hadn't considered tempered glass at all.
 
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Old 02-21-18, 02:59 PM
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Yeah, it will be special order at any glass shop you go to. Just ordered some myself today.
 
 

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