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Double Glazing seals?



 
 
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Old December 9th 06, 05:44 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi,
My 15 year old upvc conservatory is leaking a bit and has some
drafts. It appears the black rubber seals around the glass have shrunk
leaving 15-20mm gaps in the corners. Can anyone suggest a supplier?
Also, any tips or things to watch out for when replacing them.

TIA, Andy.
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Old December 9th 06, 09:48 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Double Glazing seals?


insert name here wrote:
Hi,
My 15 year old upvc conservatory is leaking a bit and has some
drafts. It appears the black rubber seals around the glass have shrunk
leaving 15-20mm gaps in the corners. Can anyone suggest a supplier?
Also, any tips or things to watch out for when replacing them.

TIA, Andy.



When you come to fit the new seals, cut them 2 or 3 inches too long,
and start in the corners and work toward the centre of the pane. You'll
find a loop forms as you go along, but it's amazing how much can be
forced in.HTH.

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Old December 9th 06, 11:03 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Double Glazing seals?

My 15 year old upvc conservatory is leaking a bit and has some
drafts. It appears the black rubber seals around the glass have shrunk
leaving 15-20mm gaps in the corners.

When you come to fit the new seals, cut them 2 or 3 inches too long,
and start in the corners and work toward the centre of the pane. You'll
find a loop forms as you go along, but it's amazing how much can be
forced in.HTH.


I asked a similar question a couple of years ago IIRC, and although I
didn't try very hard, I never did spot a supplier for it !
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Old December 10th 06, 11:08 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Double Glazing seals?


I didnt think seals needed double glazing, are they a major energy use
contributor? Does it not cause them problems in the water? What would
the animal rights people say about it?


NT

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Old December 10th 06, 02:37 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Double Glazing seals?

On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 13:39:44 GMT, Lobster
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insert name here wrote:

Double Glazing seals?


I didnt think seals needed double glazing, are they a major energy use
contributor? Does it not cause them problems in the water? What would
the animal rights people say about it?


Well now that seals are living inland: (see
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/6196452.stm) the next
thing we can expect is that they'll start grazing in fields like cows
and damaging the ozone layer through all the extra methane produced: so
I think it would be an excellent idea if new regs were passed ASAP to
ensure that all seals are double-glazed as a matter of urgency.

David


So as seagulls get called landgulls will sea ls be getting called land ls ??
 




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