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Cob Yoda's cob housePaul S. Hetrick monk at Radix.Net
Fri Dec 5 20:32:19 PST 1997
> What failure are you refering to about the double pane windows? I forget what list they were talking about it on, but somebody did a long-term study and found the _bast_ windows had a failure rate of something like 10% in 10 years. Most failures were in the seal between the panes that resulted in fogging and loss of R-value. I'm sorry I cannot remeber who did the study, or the exact numbers. Does anybody else here know what I'm talking about? Do I? As a piece of ancidotal evidence, my parents replaced most of the windows in their house about 15 years ago. They went with one of the best rated windows of the time. They are now on their third bathroom window and the second set in the kitchen. I believe some of the other windows also have bad seals, but don't get enough moisture to fog bad enough, or are in unused rooms to be worth replacing. Some of the windows have also been replaced due to redecorating so I cannot give a good percentage of failures in their house. I do understand that an argument can be made that the windows of today are better than the windows of 10 years ago, but I personally don't have enough confidence in them to pay what they want. -->paul
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