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jsouth
Jsouth

join:2000-12-12
Wichita, KS

cracked egress window

I have a cracked egress window. It is not broken but has a crack that runs down almost the whole length of the glass vertically. It is one solid window that cranks out. I do not have the money for a replacement window right now because of personal reasons which I will not get into. I am looking for a temporary fix. The crack is not wide just long.


rfnut
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join:2002-04-27
Fisher, IL
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Run a piece of clear packing tape over the crack.



jjoshua
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join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
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reply to jsouth

Single or double pane?



jjoshua
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Scotch Plains, NJ
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reply to jsouth

n/m dupe.



hitachi369
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Grand Rapids, MI
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reply to rfnut

said by rfnut:

Run a piece of clear packing tape over the crack.

Sounds like a good plan to me.

hurfy
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Spokane, WA
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reply to jsouth

If you do that, run a piece across the crack at top and bottom first, then run a piece along the crack.

Packing tape tears VERY easy once started and the part where it is cut is a start point. There is no box end here to fold the tape over to keep it from tearing in that direction.


robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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reply to jsouth

Instead of packing tape, get clear repair tape. You should be able to find this at the big box store.

»www.ebay.com/itm/Duck-Brand-1297···-content


Mr Matt

join:2008-01-29
Eustis, FL
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reply to jsouth

Check out this article in Wikipedia:

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_film

I would recommend security film, a product that reinforces the glass to prevent it from entering your home if it shatters. Should be available in home improvement stores.


jsouth
Jsouth

join:2000-12-12
Wichita, KS
reply to jjoshua

Double.



dandelion
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join:2003-04-29
Germantown, TN
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reply to jsouth

»www.ehow.com/how_6726733_repair-···elf.html

You can try the same way they repair auto windshields.. have never done this on a window but works great with auto's.