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So today was seriously a good day, until about 15 minutes ago...

Me and my sister went onto our balcony to have a cigarette like we do every night. I even decided to bring along our new kitten so that she could sleep in my lap while we talked and whatnot. We always close the sliding door behind us so that we don't get the smoke inside. We stand up and I try to open the door.

It's stuck.

*insert bad language*

Neither of us has a phone or keys on us.

Plus the only person around was a guy and when we tried asking him for help he seem oblivious to the fact that we were stuck on our balcony. On the third floor. Stuck.

Ever tried breaking a window? Yeah it hurts. We ended up using a fishing pole to finish off what my arm couldn't.




Just peachy. I'm pretty much pissed out of my mind. I don't even know how much this is all going to cost. Do you think we will stall have to pay even though it was the door that got jammed?

I don't know.. ughhh. I could scratch my eyes out right now.
 

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Glad you weren't hurt. Glad you didn't get seriously cut! Glad it wasn't freezing or snowing. Consider this one of life's little tests of your fortitude! I can guarantee there will be more...
 

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I'm already laughing. I'm laughing non stop.
Maybe it's because I'm going slightly insane... hahahaha.. MWAHAHAHA.
Yeah it suck so much. But worse things could have happened. Thanks farmhand :)
 

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Glad you weren't hurt. Glad you didn't get seriously cut! Glad it wasn't freezing or snowing. Consider this one of life's little tests of your fortitude! I can guarantee there will be more...
Thank Tex Gal. I know that it isn't all that bad. I've been though worse. It's just frustrating. I did get a small prick though from picking up the broken pieces. lol.
 

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Sorry for your eventful day.
Getting the window replaced by a window repair shop would probably run some where near 100. There is also the option of picking up the glass and doing it yourself. Its not that difficult to do.
 

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Yeah so we called a place and they said it would be around $300... is that normal? It really isn't that big of a window..
 

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A lot of that cost is just to have a mobile unit come to your apt and fix the window. If you can remove the window from the frame and take it somewhere, I'm sure they could fix it for much cheaper, my guess would be in the $100 range. Try to find a glass dealer and I'm sure they could instruct you on how to remove the window.
 

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Having fixed and repaired more aquariums than I care too admit, I have replaced several windows in places for $ off rent etc.

I do not break them like you did:redface:

Still, if you are good with silicone and glazing, might save yourself some $.
Tape anything you do not want to get silicone on. Buy the glass, get some glazing points to hold to glass in place etc.

150-200$ seems more reasonable, look for some cheaper CL folks.
As long as they are not messy and seal it up, use real glass etc, it's a straight forward process.

Tom Barr
 
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