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cmstearns

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plastic windows
« on: Jan 09, 2013, 06:44 AM »
is there anyplace that has scrap clear lexan in southern maine or a place where i can get some fairly cheap. if not what did u use for windows in your shack.  thanks cory.   ???
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2013, 08:01 AM »
I've always just bought a couple pieces at Home depot, lowes, EBS or a ACE hardware.  You could also look for free window sashes in uncle henry's or craigslist. I've used those too. 
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2013, 08:17 AM »
Another idea is to look for picture frames with plexiglass.  I find them at my transfer station people are always getting rid of good stuff that I can re purpose.

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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2013, 10:02 AM »
Home Depot and Lowes get's a mint for Lexan or the cheaper knock off brand. expect to pay $40 for a 2x4 sheet of the stuff.
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2013, 10:54 AM »
Depends on how big, but my local Aubuchon gave me some scraps like 1 X 1..........But for my new one, Home Depot was the place.......bought a sheet, can't remember the price, but they will cut it to sive for you rite there, was not too expensive.
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2013, 05:39 PM »
Just go to your town dump or transfer station.Should find old windows or glass there.I found small thermal pane windows they fit between 24" o.c studs.Less $$$

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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2013, 05:43 PM »
goto maine hardware and see if there willing to get rid of some of there small scrap.... that isnt big enough to sell i`m sure the just dump it its like scrap in a woodshop it just piles up..... worth a try.....
 

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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #7 on: Jan 09, 2013, 06:01 PM »
I bought some thermopane vinyl replacement sashes for $10 each from a local building products distributor.
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #8 on: Jan 09, 2013, 06:13 PM »
I called my local glass shop (portland glass) and gave them the size and they cut and prepped for me for pick up, was relatively cheep.

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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #9 on: Jan 09, 2013, 09:03 PM »
I called my local glass shop (portland glass) and gave them the size and they cut and prepped for me for pick up, was relatively cheep.
I've done the same, but I just gave the minimum size and they looked for an acceptable scrap, very short money. I cut it on a tablesaw
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #10 on: Jan 09, 2013, 10:30 PM »
I work for a sign shop in Scarborough that has a lot of 1mm clear lexan remnants that measure about 32" x 48". I can get you a price per sq/ft if you'd like...PM me...
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #11 on: Jan 10, 2013, 06:10 AM »
If you dont need to cut the tempered glass to size cause you are building a frame around whatever you can get,.... old leaker aquariums. You can get them for free, and cut the glass apart with a razor blade. Extra thick stuff.
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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #12 on: Jan 10, 2013, 03:47 PM »
You can buy 2x2 sliding vinyl windows online at home depot. I ordered mine i think i paid 25$ a piece!

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Re: plastic windows
« Reply #13 on: Jan 10, 2013, 05:07 PM »
Check "re-store" in portland or portsmouth.

 

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