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What's the best way to remove single glazing from a panelled door

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MoonlightandRoses Tue 18-Mar-14 22:09:45

without breaking the panes please?

Tyranasaurus Wed 19-Mar-14 07:35:11

I've used one of those scrapers that takes razor blades to loosen the bits of moulding around the glass, kind of jamming the blade into the gaps. Then a tack lifter and a chisel to help ease the bits off.
One you've got the mouldings off one side the glass should come out fairly easily.

peggyundercrackers Wed 19-Mar-14 09:51:31

just take the moldings off and take the glass out. careful use of a hammer and chisel should be fine.

MoonlightandRoses Wed 19-Mar-14 21:02:18

Thank you!

PigletJohn Wed 19-Mar-14 22:07:46

the tack lifter will be very helpful.

If it is an internal door with quadrant pinned in place, it will be easier than an external door which may have putty, tape or sealant.

Is the glass broken?

MoonlightandRoses Wed 19-Mar-14 22:29:56

It's an internal door, so does have the quadrant holding it in - one pane has a crack, but the other is fine. I am guessing the glass was put in anytime between the 50's - 70's (original door would have been standard Edwardian internal one leading into the kitchen from the hall). Apart from being horrible cheap 'frosted' glass, it's also definitely a safety hazard so I want to re-glaze with toughened and need to bring the originals down to the glaziers for them to measure up for new.

PigletJohn Wed 19-Mar-14 22:34:45

once you have lifted the quadrant a fraction with a narrow sharp implement, the tack lifter will wiggle it out and raise the fixing pins. Pincers will also help with the pins.

Ask the glazier about laminated glass. It does not have to be ordered, made to your size like toughened, it can be cut to size in the shop. But like a car windscreen (not like a car side window) it will craze but not shatter or break into small pieces.

It is also burglar resistant, but that won't be relevant for an internal door.

MoonlightandRoses Wed 19-Mar-14 22:52:42

Thank you PigletJohn - will definitely do.

P.S. - you probably don't remember my tap thread from last year, but the Bristan you recommended is holding up v.nicely. smile

PigletJohn Wed 19-Mar-14 22:53:30


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