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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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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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