Demisting Double Glazing

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nelliebee | 14:09 Thu 30th Sep 2010 | Home & Garden
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Has anyone had their double glazing units demisted by the recently announced "wonder cure" for this problem which is supposed to save the cost of new units?
I have had a good few units done and would appreciate comments from others that may have used this system. Thank you.


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Cant you just have the glass removed, cleaned and have the seals replaced?

tell me you jest ratter............................
10:03 Sat 02nd Oct 2010
Who does this 'wonder cure' . .?
That can't be right.,
Once the unit has 'blown', contaminants and mist will leave deposits (clouding among others) on the glass inner surfaces.
Some probs are caused by dirty/unclean conditions when they are made originally.
I replace quite a few.
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Thanks for replies. The method involves drilling two small holes in the unit inserting some kind of liquid, removing liquid, and sealing holes made previously. with I assume airtight bungs. I have had some units treated, and this is available in the Peterborough area. I have encounted a few problems as the "remedy" is still fairly new.......... I am hoping for a positive outcome to what still appears to be a problem and the Company concerned are back shortly to rectify. Thanks both for your interest.
If the outer sealant has failed and caused misting then the point of failure will need to be found and rectified before any wonder cure will be effective.
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Thank you Bright Spark, one thing they company have not perfected is that when the two small holes are drilled. the small piece of glass falls into the inside of the double glazing.......... I think I may have made a bit of a mistake in having this work done, but it seemed a good idea at the time !!........ Will see the outcome on Tuesday of next week, when the contractor re-visits. Thank you for your interest.
Keep us posted ................................. I'm sure there's a punch line..!
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Cant you just have the glass removed, cleaned and have the seals replaced?
The materials involved in glazing are fairly low cost ... it's all about the labour.

Option 1...

Remove a unit ... buy a sheet of stirling board cut it to fit the opening where the leaking unit was and fit it.
Take the leaking unit back to the workshop.
Prise the glass away from the spacer bar which has perished.
If you manage to do this without breaking the glass ... you deserve a medal.
Clean the water marked glass where the condensatio has been, not to mention removing the adhesive.
If you eventually managed to remove marks....Re-fit new spacer and seal edges.
Return and remove temporary board.
Re-fit repaired unit ............

I dont think so ...!

Option 2 ...

Measure opening in window... give the details to your local glazier.
Collect unit from local glazier.
Go and remove damaged unit and fit replacement.

Simple ....
Can I have option 1 please :-)
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Option1 ... is for people that have the patience of a saint along with more time than money ... ;-)
OK!! so not so easy, somebody give a drill and a lump of putty!!!!
GOODNESS SAKE! That's a ridiculous WASTE OF TIME and MONEY.

New sealed DG 14mm units in standard 4mmx6mmx4mm are around £50 per Sq Metre Retail manufactured with silver, black OR bronze spacer.. and half that to me.

What anyone is doing believing that claptrap is beyond me. Just someone else cashing in on not removing beads or putty, and probably fixing causes of water getting into unit. They are NOT resealing the unit, th .. are they?
Steer clear.
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// save the cost of new units //
They're cheap, and simple to fit! Just buy replacement units - it'll be far cheaper than these parasites.
Albags is absolutely spot on there. I haven't heard of a miracle cure.
If a unit has failed, it could be (read twice) due to one of two things, either a fault in manufacture, or a fault in the glazing. If it's a fault in the manufacture of the unit and it is still under guarantee the company should replace it free of charge. If it is a fault with the glazing of the unit, the glazier should replace it for you. I can't see how the seal can be broken, moisture taken out and then resealed. It doesn't make sense to me.......
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Well they shouldn't. Having said that, the seal can be affected by the ultra-violet rays of the sun.
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