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Hey all,

I have an issue with my windows vibrating when the subwoofer kicks in or it vibrates all the time if were watching an action/sp effects movie.
Without replacing the windows, and without removing the glass panes and putting clay or putty on it and re mounting windows again, what if anything can be done?

They are single pane wooden windows from the 1980's. Please feel free to PM me because this thread will likely dissappear due to lack of responses. I am cool with that.

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I have a flat tire. How can I fix it without buying a new tire, filling it with air, fixing the leak or changing the tire?

That's kind of where you are at.

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alright them man, im hosed huh.

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Busting them out with a rock might work.
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Are they wood?

You might be able to re-glaze from the outside with actually removing the panes. Just add new caulk over the old, although removing the old is the way to go. Also, if wood, you might be able to insert a few glazier points in the right places to fix it.

I would say, if they are not wood framed, you ARE hosed.

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Are they wood?

You might be able to re-glaze from the outside with actually removing the panes. Just add new caulk over the old, although removing the old is the way to go. Also, if wood, you might be able to insert a few glazier points in the right places to fix it.

I would say, if they are not wood framed, you ARE hosed.

do you mean "without" removing the panes?
Yes, they are single pane wooden windows from the 1980's.

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Yes, sorry. WITHOUT removing the pane. I'm suggesting laying another layer of the glazing compound over top of the existing. But removing the old would be better. It still means getting up on a ladder on the outside, though.

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alright thanks. So liquid nails on the window where it connects with the wodden frame at the pane? Will silicone be a better option?

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Not what I had in mind but it might work. I wouldn NOT use liquid nails. If you ever break a pane and have to replace it, it will be VERY difficult. There is "window glazing compound." It comes in a rope form. you peel some off, rub it in your hands to the correct length and width (OK,OK, ELEVATE YOUR MIND! I know what you guys are thinking....) and then press it into the frame to hold the glass pane in, like caulk. You could just overlay the existing, but I would recommend removing it first. Then paint.

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There is a removable silicone if you really want to do it that way, but glazing compound is easy and better. It is just like clay and you can "work it" just like Tom says.

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Build soundproofing window plugs, panels that totally cover the windows.
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maybe I am not following but...

I want to keep the windows just as they are (theyre 30 year old living room windows) and try to stop the window from vibrating in its slot. So if I were able to run silicone along the seam where the 2 toutch(kinda like cauking tile) has anyone had success with that technique?

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I have the same problem. My wooden windows are pretty old and are single pane and they vibrate whenever a bass heavy piece is played. Also, I am told that if I need to add another round of glazing, I need to replace the shutters themselves as they are too old to bear further modifications.

So what I did was buy some good quality sealant and applied it to the edge of the glass all round the windows (where the glass meets wood). It cut down vibrations by atleast 75% and i can now atleast watch my movies in peace even though its nowhere near soundproof quality.
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I have a flat tire. How can I fix it without buying a new tire, filling it with air, fixing the leak or changing the tire?

That's kind of where you are at.

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OK, not to get TOO far OT....

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Also, I am told that if I need to add another round of glazing, I need to replace the shutters themselves as they are too old to bear further modifications.

What do the shutters have to do with the glass panes?

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I have the same problem. My wooden windows are pretty old and are single pane and they vibrate whenever a bass heavy piece is played. Also, I am told that if I need to add another round of glazing, I need to replace the shutters themselves as they are too old to bear further modifications.

So what I did was buy some good quality sealant and applied it to the edge of the glass all round the windows (where the glass meets wood). It cut down vibrations by atleast 75% and i can now atleast watch my movies in peace even though its nowhere near soundproof quality.

I am doing this today. thank you

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Not certain that you are ****ed, or have a flat-tire that can't be fixed......??

have you tried a subdude? Worked to stop some unwanted vibrations from my subs.
They are like $40 bucks...and simply help decouple the sub from floor--->wall--->window.
One of these + the caulking mentioned above will probably make a huge difference.

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There is really no reason this can't be fixed. I have windows a hundred years older than yours and have been able to fix vibration issues. It sounds like you've concluded that the glass pane is vibrating in the sash. To properly fix this you should reglaze the pane from the outside using glazing compound like Dap 33. You can also just use caulk to do this, but Bob Vila would not be too happy about this.

If it is too cold to work outside you could consider caulking from the inside and either make it really pretty or plan to scrape it off later.

Are you sure the sash isn't vibrating in the window casing?
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No one said it couldn't be fixed. The original post, however, included a list of constraints, which by implication eliminated reglazing, caulking, etc. The list did not include turning off his amplifier however.

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