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Does one large 1/4" acrylic sheet have better soundproofing than 2 or 4 pieces made airtight together with caulking?

I wan thinking of sealing off my window with a large 1/4" or even 1/2" sheet of acrylic (plexiglass) to block some noise by covering the window with it and making it airtight, essentially adding ...
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Mirror Image distorted after a distance

I bought a mirror 9ft *4ft and image is alright till 10 ft away from the mirror after that it's distorting the image and thickening it.How can I solve this problem?
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How to attach eye hooks to glass fish tank to support a lightweight light fixture? [closed]

I have a 30" fishtank that, due to the filter setup, requires a light bar that doesn't stretch the entire tank. I have a wooden dowel that fits well inside two eye hooks; the dowel will serve as the ...
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What kind of glass should I use for insulating a garage door window? [closed]

While insulating my garage door, I'm considering replacing the existing plain glass with something better. I'm considering replacing each pane, or simply attaching a second layer on the inside of the ...
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How to remove broken light protector/cover from inside oven?

I bought a 6 year old house, and the Previous Owners did basically zero maintenance. The oven is a Bosch underbench electric unit, and it looks like the glass cap/protector for the interior light has ...
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How can I remove residue left after removing aluminum foil from my windows?

Let's see whether this is a question for DIY or for Chemistry. I put up aluminium foil on my windows for a few days, to test whether it was a good way to avoid the heating by the morning sun. I put ...
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How many times can new shingles be put over the existing roof?

How many times can new shingles be put over an existing roof? Two or three times?
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How to temporarily repair a hole in a window pane?

I came home yesterday and found a hole in one of my window glass panels. Looks like a rock hit it from the outside of the house, somehow. I am going to have to replace the glass panel anyway in ...
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Gluing metal and glass pieces of a lamp (Artemide Demetra)

I need to fix a Artemide Demetra Parete (Wall) lamp. When it was hit by accident, its arm swung against a cabinet standing next to it apparently hard enough for its cover disk to come off. As you can ...
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Caulking for transom glass

I am remodeling a transom on a bedroom door. Here is the opening: I plan to put 1/4", brownish tempered glass inside from the POV of the camera, against a 1/2" door stop (can be seen on right and top ...
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How do I tell if a window I have is tempered glass? (I need to cut a hole)

I have a full size double-pane all-glass patio door that I'd like to put a hole in for an air conditioner exhaust hose. I plan to drill a hole with a glass drill bit and then use a carbide rod saw to ...
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Replacing an operable window with a fixed window. Can I glaze it directly into the jamb?

I've got the following former closet window which until recently had an thick framed operable wooden window. The window jams were made from old growth redwood and are fine, despite many years with ...
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Fitting a glass board with glue or by making holes?

I want to have a glass board on my wall. It is way too cheaper to buy a piece of etched glass from the local shop and fix it to the wall than buying ready-made glass boards from online stores. My ...
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Attaching a towel hook to a glass shower door

We have a glass shower door. We have nowhere else to hang our towels in our tiny bathroom except on the back of the door. We've tried Command hooks, and we've tried using them with what we were told ...
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How to construct a time capsule bottle? [closed]

We (my daughter and I) are building some time capsules in a bottle, i.e., putting photos, letters, small memories and so inside some glass bottles. We plan to have a good lifespan of some: 10 years, ...
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Frameless Glass shower door handle

Is there an industrial standard relating to the distance between the shower door handle and the edge of the glass door? I cut my fingertip completely off by swinging the door outward.
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What type of glass allows UV-B radiation to pass for laundry sanitizing?

I want to know if there's a type of glass that doesn't filter UVB? I live in tropical region, and my real objective is for my laundry. I want to hang them out in the sun, for quicker drying, but most ...
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How to remove old glass from old sash

Most of the online advice I found focused on re-using the sash. I don't have any use for the old sash. I'm after the old wavy glass for another project. They are divided lights, 3 long rectangular ...
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What time period is old wavy/watery glass?

Old window glass has a non-flat look. I suppose it is variable thickness. When did flat glass production begin in the US? become mainstream?
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File mm groove onto glass? [closed]

How can I go about filing a groove onto glass? I want to adhere something slightly heavy onto glass. Since glass isn't the best in terms of gluing surface, I figured with a groove I can use gravity ...
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Wood on top of .5" tempered glass coffee table

I want to put a slab of wood on top of my .5" x 39.5" long x 21.75" wide x 13.75" high tempered glass coffee table. Will it hold it?
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Window treatment that allows for a projection to be visible?

As a creative project, I'm trying to project some lines or text onto a window. That is, I have a large window that I still want to see out of, but I want to use an LCD projector from the inside to ...
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Somewhat off-topic question about replacing glass top with something same thickness but less brittle. This is for a 49” x 69” vacuum press.

I have a cold-mount vacuum press which is basically a flexible mat bottom and a glass top that closes around material and then a vacuum pump sucks the air out, pulling the flexible bottom up against ...
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What material to use to fill 4' x 4' window hole for soundproofing?

In my apartment, it is not very loud but in the mornings I can hear occasional lawn equipment, people talking, occasional dogs barking, and cars outside the window. I put 4 blankets over the window ...
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Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

I've just had a bespoke mirrored bathroom cabinet installed. The mirrors have had holes drilled for the knobs, and one of the holes has a white mark around it and generally doesn't look very clean. ...
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How to remove metal film deposited on glass light fixture covers

After several iterations of "replace the long-life CFL" every so many weeks/months, I've got a wonderful amount of silvering on the inside of the glass fixture covers. It would seem that every other ...
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Remove glass from old door

I'm bringing a door in to a pro to strip the paint. The guy doing the work is suggesting that I remove the glass from the door to (1) make sure it doesn't break accidentally during the process and (2)...
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Making a small drain/vent/hole in a glass box

I've got a glass box that measures 900mm x 450mm x 450mm. The width of the glass is about 6mm thick. If I drill, cut, or grind a small hole in/through one of the faces; will it significantly ...
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Mount glass shower wall with adhesive to avoid drilling holes in the bathroom tiles

I would like to mount a glass shower wall in the bathroom but avoid having to drill holes. The model in question is the following: http://www.bathdeluxe.com/products/130/130-328-toscana-wall-manual....
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Bronze Low E VS Obscure

I am deciding on new glass for my window, with a goal of keeping light out. Is there a big difference between bronze low e glass and obscure glass in terms of light blockage?
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Hanging 20“ x 16” glass pane

I have a 20" x 16" glass pane (that is somewhere near a 1/4" thick) that needs hanging on a wall. The glass pane is actually a holographic image. I remember seeing a compression/spring mechanism for ...
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What temperature can tempered glass withstand?

I have an induction cooktop, and sometimes I want to cook over another glass so the pots are not on the hob itself. For that I thought to use a piece of tempered glass cut in the desired sizes. ...
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DIY glass shower door

I have a bunch of tempered glass panels from disassembled patio doors. I'd like to use one of these panes as a shower door. Most glass shower doors are hung with drilled holes or with cutouts in ...
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Good way of trimming a glass plate?

I have a cooker hood in mind which has a flat glass plate around the chimney/suction part, just short of 1cm thick. (I want this particular design as the hood will obscure a window slightly and also ...
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What is the proper way to cut a hole in a window pane?

I have a small electronic detector (the enclosure is 80mm x 110mm externally, rectangular with rounded corners) which I need to fit into a narrow, single-pane, fixed window next to a rear door. If at ...
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Can a home motion detector work through frosted or clear glass? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of installing a motion detector inside an existing recessed fixture over my front door in order to illuminate the stairs and door lock at night. Home Depot sells a small sensor that can ...
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Drilling holes in 'styroglass'

I have a sheet of styroglass, which I assume by the name to be a clear polystyrene. I want to drill some M4 holes into it, which are about 2.5cm separated from each other. However, I only have ...
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Standing on a glass desk top

I have to put pictures on a wall over my glass desk top. It is 19" wide(front to back) 42 1/2 "long(left to right) and 3/16" thick and 40 1/2" between the inside edges of the supports left to right, ...
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Lifting a glass that dropped within aluminium frame

I was wondering if any of you guys can help me figuring this out. My laundry room is accessible through sliding doors, all built with aluminium framing. Above the sliding doors, there's a single ...
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Hanging unframed stained glass-type panels

I have two stained glass panels that are literally just glass all along the edges. They are roughly about three feet by about a foot each. I think they were panels in a piece of furniture originally....
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cutting glass tiles with a miter saw

Lowes sells 10" square mirror tiles that I need to cut down to a smaller size (about 6" across). I am struggling with a handheld glass cutting tool (about the size of a pen) getting straight ...
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How can I drill a hole in tempered glass without shattering it?

How can I drill a hole in tempered glass without shattering it? Is it even possible? The hole only needs to be around 1/4" in diameter, nothing crazy huge.
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Can you change the colour of frosted glass easily?

I Have a frosted white glass table that i want to change the colour to a black frosted look, can i paint over the white? Would this work or how else can i turn it into a black frosted glass table?
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Can one pane of a double pane window be safely removed?

Recently I asked Is there a way to remove condensation and clean inside a double pane window? The answer appears to be "no", at least not without resorting to very dangerous chemicals. Two of the ...
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Is there a way to remove condensation and clean inside a double pane window?

I have some double pane windows with failed seals. They get condensation inside. When it dries it leaves unsightly residue that I can't figure out how to clean off. I know that I could replace ...
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Do you use tempered glass for kitchen cabinet doors?

Do you use tempered glass for kitchen cabinet doors? This is for uppers. I'm wondering if it's recommended, mandatory (I'm in CA, USA), or overkill.
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Hiding a crack in glass

From time to time I'll find a crack in some glass item I own where the crack isn't a structural issue, but is only a visual issue. The crack is visible because of the air in the crack causing a sudden ...
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How can I determine if a mirror is tempered glass or not?

I have a full wall vanity mirror (70" x 42") in my bathroom wall. I need to drill some holes through it in order to install a vanity light. I realized that if the mirror is made from tempered glass it ...
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Cheap wood-ish replacement for glass panel in door

This question is similar to another one already on SE but this one focuses on the task as a repair issue rather than as a remodeling one. How can I cheaply and easily (I am a layperson) create a ...
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Tempered Glass Tabletop - Safe dimensions for a given base?

Sorry for the confusing title. We have a circular table (an old etched wheel) that is 3ft in diameter. It also has 4 rubber spacers along the diameter. I want to get a tempered glass tabletop for it. ...