I have a sheet of glass over the kitchen door (for natural light to hit the entry hallway) VICIOUSLY GLUED to the fame. I'm removing the entire frame to replace the old wood door with a glass door and also want to get rid of the glass above.
I was pondering on how to break it and I didn't want it to shatter all over the place.
- I decided to cover it in duct-tape so it holds together even when broken (makes sense in my head, we'll see how it turns out).
- I put a piece of cardboard on each side and nailed it to the frame so it won't have anywhere to go after it breaks.
- On the side I'll break it from, I left some holes in the cardboard to hit the glass and not the cardboard covering it.
- I'll also put a pillow on it when I break it to muffle it even more.
But I hit it twice for testing and it's very strong... and loud! So to avoid panicking my neighbors (I'm very considerate :))... what's the easiest and less noisy way to make a sheet of glass crack and remove it?
Size is 75cm by 45cm. Thickness is about 5mm. And covered in duct-tape.
This is what I'm thinking of?
- Small impact area, large impact area?
- Hit at center or sides?
- Hammer a sharp object into it or just hammer directly?
- Drill some holes into it first to weaken it?
- Should I saw the entire part out with the glass in it (as I don't care about the frame anyways, I'll obliterate it) --- but this is not so easily achievable?
PS: I write code. DIY wannabe. And have no idea how to tag this...