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How to correctly clamp a sliding frameless glass door panel in the slides?

I bought a sliding glass door set for self assembly. Below is a picture of the clamps for the glass. There are some additional plastic inlays that come between the aluminum clamp and the glass. Then ...
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Best bits to use for cutting/drilling glass?

What are the best bits to use for drilling and cutting glass, mainly bottles? Tools using would be cordless drill/driver and dremel.
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Is it common practice to use brackets just on the wall to install a fixed shower glass panel?

This morning they took the measurement for the glass panels that I need for my shower, they will be 78x32 and 78x36. The guy who took the measurements wanted just two brackets on the wall for each ...
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Buying glass panels for a shower frameless fixed panel setup: what specs should I be looking for the glass?

To eliminate doubts and a subjective question comments I would say that these are regular panels (say 36"x78") and the glass has to be clear finish. I am being told that not all the glass is ...
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Replace top glass panels of a solarium

We have a solarium that is original to the house, 1970s. The top glass panels are fogged over, the double pane seal is broken. The side panels are fine. We are having difficulty finding a contractor ...
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Replace glass on Andersen patio door

One pane of glass on my Andersen patio door was shot out by Black Bart with his Red Ryder. The grid is between the two panes of glass, and the damaged one is just a window (doesn't swing). Rep at the ...
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How do I reattach a glass shower door that has come away from the hinge?

Our shower door has come away from the hinge housing that runs along it's length. It has a rubber seal around the edge of the glass but no other fixings. How do I go about refitting it? I've attached ...
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Gluing two pieces of glass together - type of glue, techniques

I am trying to laminate together two sheets of glass of 6mm (~ 1/4") in order to have a thicker glass plate that will serve as a backing plate for sandpaper in order to flatten stuff (sole of ...
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Fill etched glass door number with paint

Above our front door is a clear glass panel which has been etched on the inside with our house number and the etching coloured black. Over the last 20 years the colour has slowly faded so the house ...
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How can I fit a glass cooktop hood into a space that's too tight?

I have just purchased a new glass cooker hood which is 600mm wide. The gap I have for it is also 600mm wide, though perhaps 599.9mm as it is currently a very snug fit. I am a little worried that the ...
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Should I put glass directly on an aluminum frame for a table? [closed]

I want to build a table (for my office) from aluminum extrusions (sometimes called 80/20) and I like to put tempered glass on top. Can/should I put the glass directly on the metal? Or would it be ...
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Front door glass 1836

The house was built in 1836 and the front door now has a kind of daisy (?) patterned glass - is this original or what would have been there?
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Silicone between glass and wood frame

I have this custom made stained glass piece that I want to fit inside my transom above a room door. The picture shows wooden slats (1/2 x 1") used to hold the glass on one side, the other side ...
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Glass Whiteboard Hydrophobic Problem?

I’ve upcycled a large shower screen to use as a white board in my office. It’s a beast 4mm toughened glass 195x95 However after installing it and building a frame I’ve noticed any pen I use blobs. It ...
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Is there a low-e alternative to double-pane gas-filled window panes?

I spoke with a local glass retailer and he said instead of using double-pane gas filled windows, I could instead use a 3-layer sandwich of, say, 1/8", 1/4", 1/8" panes to achieve the ...
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What can I do to change a glass panelled wall? [closed]

I've just moved into a house with a really ugly dated wall with 3 glass frosted panels and a door. It's not safety glass and with 2 small children I want to get this changed ASAP, but unsure what ...
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How can I remove heavy soap scum on a glass shower door?

I have a glass door with very heavy soap scum. I used a product that is for cleaning the bathroom and tiles, but didn't help that much. Either the scum is too much or the product is not good enough. I ...
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Should I cut glass window film to size before applying?

I'm waiting for my tinted window film to be delivered. Is there any benefit to cutting the film to the exact right size before applying it to the window ? If the window edges are perfectly straight it ...
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Fireplace bi-fold doors, should they be opened or closed when you have a fire?

I work for a company that makes glass for fireplaces and we often get questions from customers about whether glass bi-fold doors on a fireplace should remain open when the fire is going or should be ...
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How to add handles to glass Justis doors?

We just bought a condo - the kitchen has the Ikea Rubik horizontal pull-up glass doors (now known as the Justis glass doors). With me being on the shorter side, it's hard for me to open without using ...
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What adhesive do I use to mount a glass pane in shed?

I’m replacing a shattered pane of glass in my shed. When removing the pane I noticed it was held in with some adhesive, in addition to the plastic that was pushing the pane up against an aluminum ...
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How to remove side vinyl from the window

I live in a cold place. I already have double sided window but unfortunately, they are massive and basically make up the whole living room, thus making the living room very cold. I bought more double ...
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What can I use to glue acrylic sheet together?

What can I use to glue acrylic sheet (Plexiglas) together? Also is it easier to cut and shape Plexiglass or real glass? Thanks
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Looking for a replacement spline for my cabinets

We are having our kitchen cabinets painted white and need to replace the spline that holds in the glass on 4 of the cabinet doors. Unfortunately we don't have a physical sample anymore but I have ...
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How much tolerance is there for a frameless glass shower door?

I did a shower remodel that involved moving a wall and re-tiling my shower. The new width for the door opening is 33.5 inches. I see pre-made frameless glass shower doors that are listed as being ...
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Inserting Glass Pane in Wooden Door

I have a hallway door that is 1 3/4" thick. I'd like to be able to see through the door, what is the best way to go about this? I see glass panes are available for purchase Here but all that ...
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Windows not airtight?

I am experiencing an issue on the north-west side of my 2-story house: in the morning 2 hours after sunrise we get infested with gnats. There are hundreds of them inside the house at the main level by ...
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How much difference will there be between 5/16" and 3/8" for a frameless shower door functionally

I have a 3/8" glass shower (swing-type) door that I'm happy with, but now I'm looking for a frameless slider shower glass door, one side fixed. This is a 60" wide opening and 72" tall. ...
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Should frameless glass shower door hinges be screwed into the wall at an angle?

I recently had shower glass & door installed - but the shower door hinges have their screws (ones that go into the tile wall) are screwed in at an angle, so they do not sit flush against the hinge....
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Why does glass spontaneously shatter?

We had double-glazed sliding patio doors installed about 18 months ago. On separate occasions over the past couple of months, two of them have spontaneously shattered from around the centre of the ...
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Shower door for a Attic shower

I am working on adding a shower in the attic. The hard part is that the attic ceiling is at an angle and I am looking to find options for the shower door. Could anyone suggest any solutions to that?? ...
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Are the positions of the vertical clamps for the fixed shower glass panels adjustable?

I am in doubt about where to position (at what level) an 1.5" ABS pipe in the wall as the wall will support of fixed shower glass panel, so where you see the question mark in the picture I need ...
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What type of glass to use for shelves?

I have a cupboard that has glass items in it: I'm thinking it would be really cool if these were glass shelves. Is there a special type of glass for this? I'm thinking it's got to have some kind of ...
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Are these scratches on an induction plate cleanable?

I have an induction plate that works great for a few years now. It is surprisingly clean, all kind of burned food is easy to remove. It has, however, a few very small scratches and I would like to ...
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Help identifying glass pattern

We are trying to find a replacement for one of the sidelights on our door. The house was built in 1933 and 7 of the 8 side lights appear to be original. I haven’t been able to find this patter ...
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How to cut glass mosaic tile that's already installed?

I need extra outlets in my kitchen and in order to install a bigger junction box, I need to cut the glass tile that's already installed. Is it feasible and, if so, what's the most effective tool to ...
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How to remove glass from old door and replace it with wood?

I have an old door that has glass panels and is covered with an ugly coating of white film. I would like to replace it with a wooden door. the problem is the door is a custom size and I can't just buy ...
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What glue to stick polycarbonate and glass together?

I am searching for strong glue that Bonds polycarbonate to glass Is cold and hot weather resistant (approximately -50 to 50) Is transparent Optional: Would ideally bond glass if it was broken like ...
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How can I remove scratches from glass table?

I have large glass table and it's acquired some scratches over time. How can I remove or soften scratches on my glass table top?
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What are these wooden glass dividers called (cabiner window dividers)?

I'm replacing broken glass in my display cabinet door, with glass on order. When removing the old glass and glazing I tried to salvage as much as I could, including the thin wooden strips that divided ...
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Glass materials for patio cover

I found this picture and interested in knowing what glass materials being used for the patio cover. Is it just fixed single pane glass (from local home improvement store)? And if so, how do I attach ...
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What type of bumper/pad to use with glass table top protector on top of veneer surface?

My nightstand has a veneer surface that seems to discolor when in contact with any significant moisture. To mitigate this and have the nightstand be more functional, I've decided to put a glass sheet ...
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Expand Hole in Mounted Mirror

In our bathroom, we have a wall-mounted mirror (un-removable) wherein the bathroom spout and handles are mounted behind the mirror. I need to replace the valves in the faucets as they have been ...
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Advice for repairing shaped glass cabinet doors

Background: I am upcycling a glass display cabinet and have found one of the doors has glass that was broken/cracked so I decided to investigate removing all of the glass from this door and think ...
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Attaching plastic to glass

The people who repaired my wife’s car’s windshield didn’t do a good job, and the little plastic enclosure surrounding the mirror (containing a light and a sunglasses holder) has fallen off. I tried ...
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Latest IBC code for residential regarding tempered glass requirement - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In the home inspection report, it was stated that: "a Qualified window contractor to correct as determined necessary the master bathroom window in the shower has no tempered etching. (should have ...
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What wall materials to use behind glass shower wall?

I am looking to install a glass wall shower system like the one in this video: https://youtu.be/8-qDda-c6yo Question is: What should be behind here? They don’t say in video. Should it be some kind of ...
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Help identify chandelier/needs a new glass globe

I recently broke one of the glass globes, and can't find a maker label anywhere. If it's hard to know the maker, is there a place to buy single domes?
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Can I cut tempered glass with diamond circular saw blade?

This is safety glass, but it's very old glass <1994. So probably not the kind that will smash, but kite mark should tell you if it does. I want to make a new door for my greenhouse out of it if I ...
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Shower Curb Penetrations

The person who installed my frameless shower glass mounted two brackets directly into the shower curb. There is some silicone visible around the brackets... I'm not sure if silicone was used in the ...
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