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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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Why does condensation appear on surface of window, but not all of them?

When I woke up this morning (a beautiful winter morning), I opened my curtains and noticed that the middle pane was covered in surface condensation, but the two adjacent panes were almost completely ...
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Adding custom secondary glazing to existing frames

I have deep windows frames like this: Rather that adding a whole secondary glazing frame on the inside. Could I add a spacer/battening to the inside of the existing frame and second pane of glass? I ...
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Drips in my DIY bathtub reglaze

I used the Bathworks re-glaze kit on my bathtub. I did amazing prep but then I used too much paint. The entire thing started to slide and then I got drips that I was unable to get rid of. Now ...
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Should water reach inside my window sash before draining out?

One of my large upstairs vinyl window frames is leaking rainwater onto the window sill. The base of the frame is filling up with water, which is then overflowing onto the sill, where the window meets ...
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Painted glaze with water based primer by mistake [closed]

I grabbed the wrong can of primer and primed new window glazing with water-based not oil-based. I didn't realize the mistake until we were cleaning up. The glaze had been curing for 2 weeks and was ...
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Can I use a simple wood spacer for double glazed glass inserts in interior french door?

I am building a home office and and want to modestly sound insulate the office from the living room. I want to make a custom pair of french doors with two sets of double glazed glass (1/2" spaced ...
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Could Velcro be use to install secondary glazing rather than magnets?

Does anyone know why secondary glazing (ie perspex sheets fitted inside the window) are typically connected to the windows with magnetic strips? I'm wondering if anyone has used velcro strips ...
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Double glazed solid door rebate size

I have a large double glazing unit (1220mm x 610mm) that I would like to use in a new external door I'm making out of red grandis hard wood. I plan on rebating the glazing surround, leaving the "...
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Glass Glazing Requirement!

Can a glazing guru confirm the requirement for safety glazing since there is no permanent barrier between the picture-single pane glass and the double door, approx. 4 inches between the doors jamb and ...
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What is this tiny ventilation mechanism in my window frame and how do I replace it?

I live in a building with wooden double-glazed window frames and have this tiny "ventilation" outlet installed into one of the larger windows in our apartment (see below). What is its purpose, and ...
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Restoring steel casement windows

I’m dealing with some 1930’s era steel casement windows, Tudor revival style, that are in reasonably good shape for the most part. They need some maintenance and would like some suggestions for how ...
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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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