Re: Remove sliding window panel
The fixed panel may or may not be "removable". Older style windows the fixed panel was held in place with a trim strip or slip fit in a channel and a couple screws. New windows, for energy efficiency and other reasons may be held in place with silicone, beutyl caulk, or double stick tape, depends on the manufacturer. In these cases you'll need a special cutter to cut the sealant/tape around the window. This is on the inside face of the glass where it mates into the frame, not around the perimeter. A utility knife won't go flat enough to the glass to get between the glass and frame without breaking the glass, assuming you're trying to remove the window in one piece. If saving the glass isn't a concern and it's caulked/taped in place, you can carefully smash the glass out (using all safety gear and methods possible ), then a utility knife will work quite well.
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