jambaloney here! i had this post ready a few days ago, but our internet connection has been bonkers the past few days - but it's working now!!
hey helga, here is what it looks like when the mist clears in the AM:
you might recall that in march of this year i shattered a pane on our tempered glass door out front while weed whacking - it was a freak accident, i was 40 feet away! as it was a double paned insert, only the outside pane broke, i taped it for the summer:
later on in the spring while garbage picking, i found a door in someone's garbage with the exact same glass and one broken pane, it is the second door in this pic:
i took the good pane out and put it in a safe place...
as fall rolled around, it was getting time to fix the door..
you can see the broken glass in the frame here:
i had to remove the frame on one side... ALWAYS put the stray pieces in a plastic something with a lid... you will need those later!!!
the frame is glued on so i had to be careful prying it off...
here is the frame out and the still-sticky glue..
to get rid of the broken glass, i had to peel all the glue out...
and then put on some gloves and put a new blade in the stanley knife. there are all kinds of utility knives these days, but nothing beats the old standard... the metal stanley knife!! this was a time consuming job!!
here is the door with all the broken glass and crud removed..
here is the replacement, still glued to the metal divider...
gotta love the stanley knife!! careful cutting to get the glass off the divider without breaking it - another time consuming job!!!
voila - a new pane of glass!!!
it took me a long time to find the scraper i was looking for, hardware stores don't seem to stock them anymore.. yep, made by stanley!!
i scraped the glass as clean as i could ...
got some silicone caulking....
glued the new pane of glass to the divider in door and weighed it down..
it's a bit messy looking, but here is the finished product... double pane tempered glass door!!
and here it is all nice and painted - ready to keep us warm and bright!!
i know all theses "fixer-upper" posts are boring, but it's what i am doing these days - there IS fun stuff coming, i promise!