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Find an Antique Window Replacement

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    LESLIE: Kip in Montana, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?

    KIP: Yeah, I bought a 100-year-old farmhouse out here in Montana. And we live on a little bluff with trees surrounding the back side of the house. And I had one of the branches come off and break one of my leaded 100-year-old windows.

    TOM: Aw, bummer.

    LESLIE: Ooh.

    KIP: I’ve been to a couple of the, you know, the home centers and a couple stores but everybody just shakes their hand and just says, “Ooh, sorry we can’t help you.”

    LESLIE: Is it leaded in the fact that it’s colored leaded glass and it looks like stained glass? Or is it the diamond pattern where even the window itself is sort of ridgy?

    KIP: Oh, it’s plate glass but when you look through it and you move your head up and down the mountains on the other side of the valley wiggle. I mean you know, it’s …

    LESLIE: Is it super cool do you think? Or it’s thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top? That’ll sometimes do that. Or do you see little sort of, almost rice kernels in there where it looks seeded?

    KIP: It’s a little bit on the seeded – it’s not thicker on the bottom than it is on the top. It’s very thin plate glass and you can just tell when you look through it and you move your head up and down you can see the world outside shake and wobble.

    LESLIE: Have you tried an architectural salvage shop?

    KIP: Well, we’re – we’ll we’re right outside the gate here at Glacier National Park in here.

    TOM: Mm-hmm.

    KIP: So we’re just kind of – I guess the nearest town is either Spokane or Missoula.

    LESLIE: OK.

    KIP: And I have – I have tried the internet a little bit but I haven’t had any luck.

    LESLIE: There’s a website and they manufacture – it almost looks like it’s seeded. It’s got bubbles in it. It might be what you’re looking at.

    KIP: (overlapping voices) Yeah. Yeah, there are some bubbles every now and then you can see in some of them.

    LESLIE: Check out this site. And it could link you to somebody who’s got it or can supply it to your area. And they come in, you know, 39×43 pieces so you can cut them or have them cut to be installed. The website is Lamberts.de – this gets a little confusing – .de/elight.htm. I guarantee you these are going to be the folks that have what you’re looking for.

    TOM: Kip, if you didn’t catch that or if anyone else would like that web address, send us an e-mail by clicking on Ask Tom and Leslie at MoneyPit.com and we will send you the link.

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