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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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Non-glass options for custom shower door

I have an unfinished neo-angle shower enclosure (see dimensions below). The tile is in, but there is no door or glass panel. This is a bathroom in the basement, so I don't want to spend $3k on a ...
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Tempered Glass Requirement - Bathrooms

I'm aware that based on the 2018 Residential Code tempered glass is required around wet surfaces (i.e. bathrooms). However, could someone tell me when this tempered glass requirement went into effect? ...
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Did someone throw a rock at my window?

The outside pane of a double-glazed window in my house is broken, and I'm curious to know why. Picture below. I've done some Googling to investigate, and as I it understand the possibilities are: ...
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Good way to seal a large ceramic tile to a glass surface?

I complete glass reptile cages by attaching electric heat tape to part of two of the four walls and under about 1/3 of the floor to create a “hot spot.” There is a thermostat with a sensor probe ...
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Can a PlyGem Alenco Window With the Sash Inside the Glass Be Switched To Glass With the Sash On the Outside?

I'd appreciate any advice with this issue. I just purchased a home with a detached garage that has PlyGem Alenco windows. The sash is inside the window glass. The main home has windows with an ...
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Can I attach heavy glass enclosure to plastic shower

The shower surround is attached to studs but where the heavy glass enclosure should attach there are no studs. Is there some kind of anchor I can use to attach to the plastic only? Thank you!
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Cheap way of attaching canning jars to a concrete wall?

Is there a cheap way of securely attaching a small glass Mason jar (like the one below) filled with water to a concrete wall? The jar doesn't have a top and it doesn't have a handle. I'll be using it ...
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Fixed Double pane window temporary repair

Shattered the exterior side of a fixed double pane window. Is it possible to remove the remaining pieces of the broken pane without the interior side falling out? Every glass company around is booked ...
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Install a hardened glass in front of chimney

There is a chimney like this: I have ordered a hardened glass with four holes to be installed in front of chimney with dimensions like this: There is a 2 cm empty space below glass to allow fresh ...
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Adhesive for PVC-glass in a high temp situation

I am making a steam condenser for my chemistry project, as our lab is not equipped with one. The materials I am working with are a 0.5 litre glass jar (was a honey jar) and some plastic pipe I bought ...
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Does a storm door help prevent heat loss?

One person advised me that I'll cut down on the heat loss in my kitchen by installing a storm door. Another said I'd get better results by replacing the door itself, and then I can either install a ...
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Supporting a glass floor panel as a part of a floating deck

We have built a floating deck attached to the rear of a brick house with a below-grade basement. Now, we have some rear basement well windows that the deck framing is built around. In order to still ...
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What causes this glass shower door hinge separation

This glass shower door was installed in 2013. The top hinge has worked itself loose three times over six years. It's not pulling away from the wall; the internal hinge is coming apart. Is this a ...