Thursday, September 12, 2013

How to Caulk Loose Door Glass - Part 2 of 2 - Caulking

Fig.1 DAP Caulking
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
DAP Kwik seal caulking

Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. He called my repair service to repair the problem of the loose glass window panes in a door.

This post lists the nine steps to caulking the windows in an old pane glass door.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows DAP Kwik Seal caulking that will be used to keep the windows from rattling. This is a tube caulking that will need to be squeezed to get the caulking out of the tube and onto the window and wood edge.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the squeezing of caulking from a tube.
Fig.2 Caulking the window
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the caulking tube tip must be inserted into the window's groove. Apply enough to get between the glass pane and the wooden door groove, later it will be pushed into the window crack with a finger, or clean rag.
Fig.3 Caulking the groove
Step 4: Fig.4 through fig.8 shows how the caulking was applied to each side of each window pane. For this job the caulking needed to be applied completely around the window pane. Once the caulking had dried the window was completely secured and stopped rattling.
Fig.4 Bottom pane
Fig.5 Top pane caulked
Fig.6 Another view
Fig.7 Side caulking
Fig.8 Bottom panes
Step 5: Fig.9 shows the completed window now glazed and caulked. Now Michael can slam his door without worrying about breaking the glass in his patio door.
Fig.9 Door finished
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