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Are my spacers bad?

#1 Post by JeffL » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:29 pm

A friend is having some work done on her house. The contractor noticed that the spacers between the panes of her windows were wavy, and told her they shouldn't be like that.
We checked our windows, which were installed 9 1/2 years, and all the spacers are wavy. For all I know, they could have been like that since day 1.
Is this really a problem?

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#2 Post by HomeSealed » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:56 pm

Could be... any pics?

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#3 Post by Windows on Washington » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:13 am

+1

Pics will help but that is a pretty common spacer failure and look.

If they are 9.5 years old, tell her to check the warranty out ASAP as she may only have 10 years on them.

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Re: Are my spacers bad?

#4 Post by Randy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:56 am

Swiggle Seal had a big issue with waviness, particularly in smaller sized glass units.

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#5 Post by JeffL » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:16 am

Our friend had the windows installed after ours, and told us that Anlin is replacing them. I have not personally seen them.
Our windows will be 10 years old in September, so if this is a problem, we'll want to do something soon.

This is pretty much how all our spacers look:

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#6 Post by HomeSealed » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:24 pm

That does not appear to be a failure. The "ribbing" that you see is simply the outer foam and seal contoured to the shape of the polycarbonate core of the product. When they go bad, you will see major dips and waving, like the whole spacer rising up into the glass area.

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#7 Post by Windows on Washington » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:52 pm

HomeSealed wrote:That does not appear to be a failure. The "ribbing" that you see is simply the outer foam and seal contoured to the shape of the polycarbonate core of the product. When they go bad, you will see major dips and waving, like the whole spacer rising up into the glass area.
Ding, ding.

This is what a typical seal failure looks like.

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#8 Post by Guy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:18 am

WoW, that was a great picture! I read the ding, ding and scrolled down. LMAO for about 15 minutes!! That caught me funny! Well Done my friend!!

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#9 Post by Randy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:59 am

How did that snake get in there?

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#10 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:46 am

Guy wrote:WoW, that was a great picture! I read the ding, ding and scrolled down. LMAO for about 15 minutes!! That caught me funny! Well Done my friend!!
Pick up your emails bossman.

I shot you a couple a few weeks ago if you still have the same one.

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#11 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:47 am

Randy wrote:How did that snake get in there?
Seriously. If that happened in one day, you would probably jump back when you went in the basement.

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Re: Are my spacers bad?

#12 Post by Guy » Thu May 22, 2014 1:54 am

Eric I tried calling you! Email is
guylundsten@gmail.com

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