How To: Re-Glaze a Single-Pane Window

So long as the frame itself has not been damaged, there's no need to spend on a replacement when you can glaze a window that has broken in one or even a few places.

Here’s how to re-glaze those old, broken window panes. First, remove the old glazing compound with a propane torch and a putty knife. Carefully remove the old glass and clean the groove with a soft wire brush. Apply a thin piece of back glazing. Replace the glass and gently place push points every eight inches to hold the pane in. Apply a generous bead of fresh glazing compound and smooth it out with your putty knife.

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