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Temporarily replacing one pane of glass in a double-pane door

I've got an old steel patio door with double-pane glass, and one side of the glass has many cracks in it. I'm afraid it's about to fall out at any moment. We have long-term plans to replace the ...
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Shower glass contractor used glass with small cracks in it, how would I negotiate a discount? [closed]

I got 3/8” glass for a frameless shower. It’s custom ordered since they measured the specifications and all. However I found 2 minor areas with scratches. I thought it was tape residue but upon ...
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Redoing my bathroom, painting shower glass

Remodeling my bathroom, I want to know if it's possible to paint the glass door of my shower with some sort of translucent or transparent paint to change the color? The shower side of the door is ...
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How to make my privacy balcony glass more transparent? [closed]

I rent a flat which has a beautiful balcony with a great view, but unfortunately the balcony glass has a privacy/frosted layer and I can’t enjoy the view. It might sound weird as usually it’s the ...
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Is this transom window installation done properly? [closed]

He was to install double pre-hung doors to convert our den area into a room, but then realized the glass he had ordered for the transom was too tall. He cut vertically into the wall (there's a wooden ...
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I was hoping there was a way that I could paint the glass into opaque gloss black glass, both sides

Hello, I’m in Los Angeles, California, 91604. I’m a retired senior, and I just bought this house but I can’t stand the glass in the doors. It looks like the entrance to a church. I was hoping there ...
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How to mute water drops on a glass canopy?

I live in a small building (3 stories), and the ceiling of my kitchen is a glass canopy with rain water pipes just above (about 8 meters above). One of the pipe is directly above a small aluminum ...
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How do I replace glass in a non-insulated window for my storage building?

I have a non insulated window that unfortunately the glass was broken. I’m trying to figure out with not having to change the whole window ….. how can I replace the glass. But just by making this ...
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Why does my exterior door make a loud sound after I lock it?

I have a wooden back door with 9 glass panes and a wooden frame surrounded by brick inside and outside. Sometimes we have to push on it to get it to click all the way shut, if you know what I mean… ...
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Shower door alignment with small and large allen key bolts

My showerdoor sticks, and needs to go less far out. There are small and large allen key bolts at both top and bottom hinges. How do these work? Which ones do I need to loosen or tighten?
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My frameless glass shower seems to be attached with only silicone. Is this safe? [closed]

My new house has a frameless glass shower that appears to be held to the walls with nothing but silicone caulking. I don't know anything about these kinds of showers, but I did think they usually had ...
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High Silica content in well water is etching glass shower doors - Help!

We have two showers with the frameless glass shower doors that look horrible from the buildup, and these doors were "treated" when we bought them so we wouldn't have to worry about buildup. ...
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Support Options for Bathroom Shower Glass Panel wider than 3 Feet

We're currently remodeling a bathroom remodel and were thinking of getting a 40-46 inches wide glass panel, but our GC's glass supplier let him/us know that (at least here in CA) everything wider than ...
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Framing a glass greenhouse

I would like to build a greenhouse using an existing steel frame structure that is already erected. It is 20L X 20W X 10H. I have many large sheets of 1/8" tempered glass to use for this. Will ...
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How do I fix this leak in my glass shower surround?

Since we purchased this home in April, we have had issues with a small leak in the glass shower surround, and honestly from looks of it this has been a long persistent issue. We replaced the door ...
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This shower door isn't closing in the correct position. How do I fix it?

Having a issue where this shower door swings open and doesn't stay closed. I have to take a shower with the door swinged into the shower or open letting water out. These are saloon style hinges so ...
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Caulking in a glass pane on a skylight

A branch fell and broke my skylight glass. I ordered replacement glass, and now I'm wondering the proper way to caulk it in. First, do I need to caulk it in? I don't see any caulk residue from the ...
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Do I need to trim this hole bigger? I'm not sure if the glass tile could expand towards the faucet valve

On my final stages of bathroom remodel. I have just enough room to install the sleeve over the valve stem faucet. I am concerned if the glass tile expands/contracts it will be too tight and crack the ...
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How can I cut 10mm tempered glass?

I am installing these glass panels on my stairs. Although I have a solution to install them in such a way that the top edges will line up, the glass panels will not sit properly centered on the treads....
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Why are standard windows (sashes) so hard and expensive to replace? [closed]

I have double hung vinyl windows. They each can slide up and down and you can pull them out as well. I have a sticker on one of the sashes which even gives the sash dimensions: 25 3/8 x 26 1/16. To my ...
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Can I use a round polishing sponge with a delta sander?

My shower stall has grown to a sorry state, with limescale/scum deposits that won't go away by chemical means (my attempts progressed to 25% HCl before I gave up). So what I want to try now is a ...
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How thick should a stained glass window in a door be?

I'm remodeling a bathroom in an American Foursquare house built in 1920, and we are trying to stay mostly true to the wonderful vintage feel of the house. The bathroom had been poorly remodeled in ...
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Any reason not to silicone caulk around glass shower brackets?

I’ve had the glass installers come by to fix, but I’m wondering if there’s any reason I should not fully silicone caulk around the brackets that hold the glass in place. The company has only caulked ...
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How wide does curb need to be for shower glass wall?

I am framing a short wall and a curb to install tile and then a glass wall divider for a walk in shower. The shower is already cramped, so I'm trying to figure out how wide the curb needs to be to ...
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Need my storm door to open widely for a move

We live in a small apt complex that for some reason has glass storm doors. Our front door and storm door open on the right hand side just inches away from a wall. If that weren't enough, once the ...
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Securing a glass set of shelves to a glass wall

I need to "baby-proof" this corner glass bracket by securing it to the glass walls of the balcony, at each of its 3 levels. Since there are no holes through which to pass any rope/wire, I ...
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How to fix broken bracket for glass shower door?

The bracket thing fell off the side of the door beside the hinge part. How do I fix it? I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Repairing cracked double-hung window pane

This double-hung window pane is cracked and I would like to repair it. I thought the easiest would be to reorder the whole pane from the manufacturer but the window bears no identification. Should I ...
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How can I search for interior doors with shoji paper inserts between glass lites?

We are remodeling a house which has a few doors with 20 glass lites that look like they have shoji paper between the glass panes. They look like the 15 or 18 panel frosted glass doors one might find ...
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Does anyone know who the manufacturer of this window is?

Can you tell me who the manufacturer of this window is based on barcodes: Also is it cheaper to replace the whole window or just replace the broken glass?
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Could this glass crack in a window have been caused by a physical impact?

I live in a rented apartment and have noticed a glass crack in a window, so I'm trying to figure out whether I damaged the glass or it somehow got damaged on its own (for example, by thermal stress), ...
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double-pane window vendors online? [closed]

Looking for 51.125 x 57.5 x 0.625 inch double-pane picture-window glass, I am getting confusing replies locally about vinyl framing, etc. The measurements are that of window glass only, edge to edge. ...
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Reason behind the crack in window glass [closed]

Please take a look at attached picture of my double hung window with double panel glass. One night, I heard the glass breaking noise and when I checked in the morning I saw this crack on the inside ...
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Is it possible to add privacy film to a textured glass door?

I've got a door with a large panel of textured glass in it (sort of like rain glass), and I want to add additional privacy. I've seen translucent films applied to normal glass. The instructions and ...
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Microwave turntable keeps turning with door open

My Neff microwave turntable keeps turning when door is open and light goes off, when door is closed it starts without me pressing any buttons, food does heat up. Any ideas what’s wrong with it or at ...
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XPS foam as a window frame

It's for a greenhouse. The frame is going to be metal, the transparent parts glass, but metal conducts heat too well and the L shape of the metal doesn't lend itself well to attaching to the glass, ...
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repair chip in edge of glass cooktop

Our induction cooktop has a chip in the edge of the glass. It is about 1/2 inch long and 1/4 inch deep in the beveled edge. Any suggestions how to repair it?
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How can I cut a square shaped hole in cupboard glass? [closed]

How can I cut a square hole in middle of glass without shattering it, without a drill? Can it be done with carbide scribe?
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Types of set screws for glass shower door handle

I'm trying to tighten up a loose shower door handle. However, I'm having trouble removing the set screw and can't figure out what type of driver I need. I've tried flat head, philips and allen, but ...
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How to remove the sash in this aluminum single hung window?

EDIT: problem solved see below I have a garden window with single hung sashes on both sides. The window frames are non thermally broken with single pane glass. The window is from early 90s but I don't ...
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Insulated glass with capillary tube [closed]

I just installed insulated glass with small capillary tube. The instructions say "Never install with the tube at the bottom of the window." I made a mistake and installed it with tube down. ...
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How do you replace glass panes in an antique wooden door?

The middle glass pane is shattered but it isn’t obvious to me how the panes are secured here. Do these routed wood pieces come off? Welcome any suggestions from veterans.
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Removing high-powered century-old-grime from windows?

We recently had the windows redone in our 1920s-era condo and, in the process, had a wall opened up to reveal windows that were walled off from the inside some time in the 30s. However, the grime on ...
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Exterior glass on oven doors, are there alternatives

The external glass on our oven door was recently shattered. And I was wondering what my options were for replacing it. Could I make a stained glass window, does tempered glass come in anything other ...
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How to clean streaks from glass patio door?

A glass patio door has persistent haze, fog or streaks which have resisted all my attempts at removing them. They appear only on the stationary or fixed half of a sliding glass patio door, which rubs ...
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What steps to consider for make my own "old cottage window" [closed]

Assume I would have a wooden frame of an old typical window and enough small parts of glass. Which steps do I need to consider in the process of making an "old cottage window" out of this? (...
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Can I reuse the glass of my doors for the roofing of my conservatory

My house has this self build (by previous owner) conservatory. But it has some weird and unfinished touches. So I want to fix it! The sliding doors have to go, I prefer normal doors. And there are to ...
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What is the risk of failure (cracks) when drilling in old glass?

From reading on the Internet, I have learned that when cutting (scoring and breaking) glass, it almost always goes well with new glass, but with old glass there is a risk of the glass breaking in ...
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How can I take out the overhead door window glass for cleaning?

The space between the glass and frame are full of bug things. How can I take out the window glass? I searched several YouTube videos. They are either simple screw mount or by clipper molding. What ...
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Putting TV unit on a glass shelf

I have a TV unit (which weighs about 10 kg) that I want to put on top of the first shelf. As you can see on the photographs, it's already being used as a TV unit but it's too short for viewing ...
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