Post by wisconsinjoe on Jan 26, 2020 20:38:30 GMT -8
We've been restoring some nice Hehr windows that have been removed from a junked camper. They are in quite good shape and are cleaning up nicely with Goo Gone and steel wool to a mill finish. However, I'm frustrated with the replacement of the top outside gasket. It seems that the previous owner or manufacturer punched a small hole in the channel about an inch from each end to keep the gasket from sliding out. There appears to be no way to reverse this action. I ended up drilling into the channel sideways to open up the blockage and finally got the old degraded gasket out. Now I can't get a new one back in, even a good section of the old one.
I'm at the point of giving up and just leaving the window without a gasket. Wondering if simply having aluminum eyebrows over the windows will work to keep rain out. Or, I might be able to slip a gasket not into the proper channel but simply between the actual window and frame. It looks like it would stay captured there as long as I figure out a way to keep it from sliding sideways.
Any ideas? Other than this, the windows are in great shape and plan to get installed in my scratch built camper.
Did you buy vintage gaskets? If you could share a photo or two that would help. Also, the gaskets won't insert with the glass in place. You remove the glass, install the gasket, then replace the glass. The screws will tighten it all up.