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Fixing window glass The use of a silicon adhesive in a relatively new method of fixing glass was described by Mr G. V. Francis in our column in July 1986. In this method, silicon adhesive is applied around the perimeter of the glass in lieu of an exterior metal stop, mechanically fixed to the frame. Mr Francis' request for the views of readers resulted in letters (November 1986) from Mr G. E. Bratchell and Mr A. Wenham-Prosser, of whom particularly the latter expressed reservations and mentioned possible dangers and difficulties. Verulam