Removing UPVC window seals
I have been asked to replace a friend's misted DG unit. Glass measured and ordered, but the seal seems to be about 3mm thick and sits flush with the internal beading. How do I get it out and is replacement the same as the ones that sit proud of the beading (Washing up liquid and wooden 'persuader'? I am also assuming (Probably incorrectly) that once the seal is out, the UPVC beading will unclip with the aid of a flat end screwdriver, or similar?
Any advice would be welcome.
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I have managed to locate some suitably sized replacement rubber seals for some of my windows. Does anyone have any tips of how to replace the seals, or is it just a case of removing the old seal, and then replacing with the new seal?
Will i have to use some sort of adhesive to fix the new seals in place?
Removing Rubber Seals(Gaskets) in UPVC Windows2011-10-25 17:53:45Hi All
I am trying Remove the Rubber Seals(Gaskets) on my 10 year old UPVC Windows ,the rubber seals on are the outside and having a nightmare trying to pull them out they are so tight,this is so I can remove the windows beading in order to replace a double glazing unit.
Any advise on how to remove them would be great, using pliers did not work just damaged the seals.
Yellow window seals2012-09-25 10:31:23Hi all,
Just moved house and the seals around he glass in the upvc windows have gone yellow due to the previous smoking a lot. I've tried some solvent cleaner but it didn't improve the colour. Therefore:
Are these seals replaceable?
Are they attached to the beading?
Can they be accessed by removing the beading?
Any better ideas?
Leaking window seals2011-10-28 03:35:00Can the seals be replaced in upvc double glazed units and how much can I be expected to pay.The units are 20 years old and the seals must be worn as you can feel the air coming passed the seals....
Replacing window seals2011-10-26 05:13:36I'm wanting to replace my window seals. My windows are 12 years old upvc fairly good quality, but the seals have shrunk back and I'm looking to replace them. I get water coming in at winter time so would like to get it done soon. Can anyone recommend a good supplier.
I got a sample from eabay but they were a modern foam type (Qlon)and seemed to fall out pretty easily, unless it was wrong size!...
Upvc door and windo seals.2012-06-06 23:56:42Can you replace the seals between the glass and sash, as ours have mildew spotting from the previous owner who did not know how clean. We have tried restoring them using various solutions but nothing works. The are white and they pretty much show everything.
Also we have some foamy looking seals between the doors and the frame and the sash and the window frame that are split. They are seem to be jelly bean shape in profile. Can you replace these?
Window Seals2011-10-26 04:06:25refurbishing old casement windows. Manufacturer (Reuten-Kline) is long out of business, need leaf seals and bulb seals, about 250-300 ft of each. Having trouble finding small quantities. Any ideas?...
Damage to window seals by crows2011-10-25 14:33:32I have uPVC windows which were installed a couple of years ago. This year, the seals around the glazing have persistently been attacked by crows. I have heard before of crows (and possibly other birds) attacking putty, especially new putty Presumably they find the linseed oil attractive. However I did not expect the seals of new premium grade windows to be persistently attacked.
Most of the upper floor windows have been attacked in this way to such an extent that the seals will have to be replaced. I maintain that the windows should not be constructed of materials attractive to animals, just as I would expect wooden windows not to be attractive to woodworm. I expect the window company will not agree.
Does anyone else have similar experience?
Double Glazing Seals2011-11-01 14:54:36Two of our conservatory UPVC windows, started to get condensation between the two sheets of glass.
We got someone out, and he told us that the seals had gone - and fitted two new windows.
Now, someone has told me, that we did not need new windows. He said that all which was needed, was for the inside panes of glass to be removed, new seals placed inside, and the glass put back.
Can anyone tell me if this is correct, as we now have a big kitchen window which is starting to get condensation on the inside?...
can some one help this2011-11-01 12:38:24i fitted a new sealed unit in a 14 years old upvc window frame , customer is complaining seals on external beading are not water tight , ive removed beading and internal seals to check for any problems which may have accur while fitting , ive also checked sealed unit thickness aganist another unit checks out ok . could seals of perished or is beading not going back to orignal position , has anybody got any ideas how i can cure this problem
any help would be appericated...
re-fitting double glazed units to a large 3 pane UPVC window2011-10-25 13:36:31Hello,
we bought a 3 pane window off ebay. The centre pane is an opening window. The 2 outer panes had the double glazed units removed to allow fitting the window frame to the new brickwork. We have all the parts and seals.
The seals for the front of the window ar e roughly tri-angular in cross section with a green hard bit of plastic moulded into the rubber. We tried fitting the window with the outer seals held loosely in place by a bit of 'sticky stuff' - the green plastic part of the seal was towards the glass of the double glazed unit. When we came to fit the inner seals and plastic mouldings we could not fit them as the glass was not letting the plastic moulding of the inner seal get under the lip, which then allows it to click in.
Our question is simple - which way round should the outer seals go - and how do you hold them in place while you fit the double glazed unit.
Any help appreciated
Mandy and Graham...
Replacement Upvc window seals2013-07-23 11:08:13I'm planning on replacing the seals on my 10 year old windows which have what looks like a flipper gasket (although they are now flat and don't resemble the diagrams I've seen online). I've tried sourcing like for like but can't find them, so I was wondering if I could replace the original with a bubble type seal, would appreciate some advice....
Can I fix small gaps and rubber seals myself?2011-10-27 07:13:10Hi
My house has got some quite old UPVC windows in it, and several of them have terrible drafts seeping in where the opener meets the rubber seals (so much so that cobwebs blow in the 'wind'!!). We can't afford to have them all replaced though so I wondered if it's something I can fix myself?
To clarify, taking the example of a rectangular bathroom windows where the opening is at the top, when I shut the window and pull the latch down to lock it, there's still a 2mm or 3mm gap between the plastic and the rubber seal, particularly at one end.
I guess my questions are
a) Can I adjust the mis-alignment myself? If so, how?
b) Can I replace the black rubber seals myself?
Lastly, if I can't do a or b, are their window compaies who would take on a small repair jobs like this, and how much is it likely to cost? I live in Derby, Derbyshire.
Many thanks for any help...
Draught seals on timber framed windows - replacing2013-01-27 17:47:38We've got really old timber framed double glazing. It's still in good condition but I wanted to replace the draught seals (are they called flipper seals??) as the existing ones are looking a bit worn and squished.
I got replacement just for one window to see how I went but for the life of me, I can't get the new stuff to go into the groove in the window frame.
The old stuff (which I've had to put back in because I can't get the new stuff in) just pops in no problem. Is there a technique? Does the hard edge on these seals come in different sizes or something?
This is the type of seal I'm talking about.
Draught Seals for UPVC windows2011-10-28 07:55:41Hi - I need to order some draught seals for my windows i.e. the plastic-type seals that the windows shut on to. They fit into a groove. Are these also called Gaskets?
I've looked at a website and I think I need bubble gaskets but does anyone know the difference between CORDED and NON-CORDED bubble gaskets?
Aluminium door - new seals?2013-07-06 22:16:49Hi there,
I have a 1980s(?) hinged aluminium door between my lobby and lounge.
It is generally in good condition, double glazed, and painted. Not precisely 'lifestyle', but should do well.
BUT. The brush pile seals are old and worn, and someone has got paint on them so they aren't very useful. It has had various stick-on seals applied since...
Was wondering if anyone has had any experience obtaining/fitting new seals for the frame. Only places I can find anything that looks anything like the existing seal are ebay, or import from the USA.
Any comment or tip welcome...
removing a UPVC window to remove sofa?2011-10-29 15:37:00Can anyone give me a quick quide to removing a UPVC window to remove the sofa from my house? I will only need to remove the panel as this will be big enough.
Getting UPVC beading in!!2011-10-28 06:53:25I am just fitting some UPVC doors, and have come to fitting the glazing and beads.
I'm not quite sure how the beads should fit - there seem to be two possibilities.
The first is easy, although the seals are slightly compressed and the beadings certainly aren't going to fall out on their own.
The second is so hard I think the glass is going to break if the frame doesn't come crashing out of the wall. The seals are clearly squashed totally flat, but why else would the beading be just able to slot into that little groove?...
Replacement window seals2011-10-31 07:56:24Hi. I recently moved into a house which has double glazed windows. The seals need replacing, and I'm not sure where to get new ones from. Does anyone have any ideas? The size is 5mm x 9mm. Thanks...
Removing UPVC Door2013-02-28 00:52:25Hello,
I need to remove a UPVC door to get some furniture in. Removing the window pane isn't an option as it's too small.
There seems to be a few screws that can be removed but I'm not sure which ones to take out to remove the door. I've labeled them 1,2 and 3
There are 3 of these hinges on the door.