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 Post subject: Fusion vs. chemical welding of seals
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:13 pm 

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I have recently been told that there are two different types of welding of seals: fusion (using heat) and chemical, and that fusion is better. Do you agree?
Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:15 pm 

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Back when Owens-Corning manufactured their fiberglass window they called it chemically fastened. It was really a fancy name for adhesive.

Bill
Uneeda Window of NJ


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:24 pm 

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The difference bertween chemical bonded and glued?? about 100 bucks a copy!! lol


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:17 pm 

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Chemical welding is a fancy name for caulking the corners with a material that seals better than caulk. Fusion welding is done in the mfrg process actually melting down the vinyl in the corners and forming a very durable bond and is the most common method used for vinyl windows.
Fiberglass windows cannot be welded but don't need it and instead use a corner gusset.


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