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Huge front terrace window imploded during the wind storm last night, 220 cm by 247 cm. Viluma cannot replace until Monday. Suggestions for earlier replacement deeply appreciated...Las Fuentes near Jocotepec, worried about safety.

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You are worried about safety but you have giant windows with no bars for protection.  I would have the windows replaced with the extra thick glass then I would hire a black smith to put bars on all your windows.

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After the high wind yesterday evening, the Ajijic weather station showed the highest gust for the evening of only 26 miles per hour. I don't know how fast the wind actually was at my home at the top of Juarez in Ajijic. But I'm guessing that it was a lot faster than 26 miles per hour.

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15 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

Possibly the person does not want to live in a cage. 

A "cage" can be artistic and decorative.

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The age old security question. I know a couple in Jocotepec who put in bullet proof glass and then bars outside of that.

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If you are that afraid why do you live here?  I really don't understand.  Go back to where you came from if you feel it is safer

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20 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

A "cage" can be artistic and decorative.

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Very nice looking, but still a cage. 

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18 minutes ago, Mainecoons said:

Can anyone help the OP find someone to fix their window this weekend?

 

I was wondering the same thing. How about responding to the request rather than standing back and throwing spitballs. Or, just refrain from responding.

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I am afraid to suggest this because the picture suggests that the wall in which the window was installed might be concrete. But should it be wood, could one get several pieces of 4 by 8 foot plywood and some 2by4s and with a screw gun install something covering the opening created by the broken window??

Yes I know we are on the metric system down here so what sizes of wood available are probably a little different and my idea might not work, But I am always surprised by what these builders can do down here. They are so talented.

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2 hours ago, Kyle said:

If you are that afraid why do you live here?  I really don't understand.  Go back to where you came from if you feel it is safer

What a unhelpful statement 

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Just think that a window of glass doesn't give protection. Just get a sheet of plastic until Monday

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Do you have a guy/contractor who has done work at your house?  Try giving him a call, ours responded on a Sunday night during the last last wind storm when a sky light blew off.

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3 hours ago, Kyle said:

If you are that afraid why do you live here?  I really don't understand.  Go back to where you came from if you feel it is safer

Such intense criticism and judgment!  The person asked for suggestions on glass replacement, not for your opinion of how they should live.

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3 hours ago, cookj5 said:

I was wondering the same thing. How about responding to the request rather than standing back and throwing spitballs. Or, just refrain from responding.

Totally agree.  Personal attacks totally unacceptable.

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5 hours ago, Veena said:

Huge front terrace window imploded during the wind storm last night, 220 cm by 247 cm. Viluma cannot replace until Monday. Suggestions for earlier replacement deeply appreciated...Las Fuentes near Jocotepec, worried about safety.

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Veena,

I cannot locate the information on my glass person.  When I can locate it, I will send to you.  Also, I have a suggestion for future safety with no burglar bars and how this can be prevented from happening agai.  I will PM you on that.

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Sleep tight. The Las Fuentes guards are on duty. I live somewhere near you and my 2 screen doors don't have locks and I don't worry too much.

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6 hours ago, johanson said:

the wall in which the window was installed might be concrete

Can use masonry nails or Tapcon screws, no problem.

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