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03-04-15, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Oberon

tempered glass shower doors

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These are a couple of edge pictures of a piece of broken tempered glass.

That bit of haze in the center of the sample is the remainder of the tension layer after the glass has...
03-02-14, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Oberon

I think that XSleeper made some really good...

I think that XSleeper made some really good points in his reply. I would be really curious to see if the breaks occurred right on top of glazing points.

Based on your picture, it simply isn't...
02-28-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Oberon

Those don't appear to be thermal breaks, but like...

Those don't appear to be thermal breaks, but like XSleeper noted it is difficult to tell much from the picture.
02-28-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By Oberon

Okay, that does make sense then. And you are...

Okay, that does make sense then.

And you are welcome.
02-25-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By Oberon

Thanks Gunguy, I do lurk, so I am not...

Thanks Gunguy,

I do lurk, so I am not usually far away.

Have a good one!
02-23-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By Oberon

The 1984 listed in the tempering stamp actually...

The 1984 listed in the tempering stamp actually refers to the edition of ANSI Z97.1 rather than date of manufacture of the windows. ANSI Z97.1, along with (CPSC) 16CFR1201, are national standards...
01-26-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Oberon

Perry, What you are describing is called...

Perry,

What you are describing is called "Heat Mirror". It is a technology that was originally developed at MIT in the 1970's so it has been around for quite a while.

Sputtered LowE coatings...
01-09-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Oberon

buffbeanchi, Do you generally keep the...

buffbeanchi,

Do you generally keep the blinds on that window open or closed?

You have a lot of condensation on those windows indicating that the glass/sash is well below the dew point...
01-05-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,840
Posted By Oberon

+1 to XSleeper's comment.

+1 to XSleeper's comment.
12-08-13, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By Oberon

Good morning Lars, You might consider adding...

Good morning Lars,

You might consider adding a sheet of Plexiglas (acrylic) as an internal "storm window".

An acrylic sheet has a little bit better insulating value than does glass although the...
11-23-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,315
Posted By Oberon

Good pics. Your windows look European, or at...

Good pics.

Your windows look European, or at least Euro extrusions. Can I ask who is the manufacturer? Are they tilt/turn?

Also, does the dual window come from the manufacturer or was this a...
11-04-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,525
Posted By Oberon

Agreed. Triple pane windows do not necessarily...

Agreed. Triple pane windows do not necessarily out perform dual pane windows in sound blocking.

If the triple pane and dual pane both use the same thickness glass and have the same airspace...
03-11-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,066
Posted By Oberon

jingelbelle, As always, XSleeper's reply is...

jingelbelle,

As always, XSleeper's reply is right on the money, but after looking at your pictures I have a couple questions and thoughts.

First, when you say seals failed and condensation, are...
03-03-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,385
Posted By Oberon

Richard, It is pretty common for people to...

Richard,

It is pretty common for people to claim that triple pane will outperform dual pane for sound perfromance applications. Unfortunately as you found out this isn't necessarily true.
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03-03-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,278
Posted By Oberon

LowE

Gad Levy,

Good call, tempering or heat strengthing the glass would eliminate the broken glass issue, but it wouldn't eliminate the increased potential for seal failure. Some spacer systems would...
01-21-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,185
Posted By Oberon

A single lite of clear glass will allow about 73%...

A single lite of clear glass will allow about 73% of UV in the 300-380nm spectrum pass thru (UVB is 280-315nm and UVA is 315-380nm). Dual pane, or two lites of clear glass, will pass about 58% of...
03-23-12, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,969
Posted By Oberon

once again

Hiya Xsleeper and thanks my friend, it's great to see you again as well.

And while I may be hitting bullseye's, I apparently can't do simple arithmetic...

cannons,

Since your windows are...
03-22-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,969
Posted By Oberon

films

Gunguy gave you good info on films...

and he is right that using a film would almost certainly void your IG warranty, but since Cardinal's IG warranty to the window manufacturer is 20 years and...
03-22-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,969
Posted By Oberon

UV protection

No, your windows don't have UV protection.

The code reads:

IGMAC -- Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada
IGCC CBA -- Insulating Glass Certification Council - CBA means the...
01-09-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Oberon

Where do you live? If in a very coooooold...

Where do you live? If in a very coooooold climate you might want to consider triple pane.
11-11-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,512
Posted By Oberon

Hi Handy, and welcome to the forum. I am...

Hi Handy, and welcome to the forum.

I am going to expand a bit on your questions, kind of a give and take...

So are you looking for full frame replacements, inserts, other?

Do you have a...
04-02-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By Oberon

In your situation 3/4" should work at least as...

In your situation 3/4" should work at least as well as your neighbor's 2", and putting the additional glass pane to the interior might even work a little bit better than plexiglass on the outside.
03-31-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,907
Posted By Oberon

collapsed glass

chamois,

Has it been cold where you live?

Did you happen to notice any condensation patterns in the center of any of your windows this past winter?

Does the glass in your window look flat...
02-20-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,566
Posted By Oberon

Thanks Lefty! But I still wonder what I was...

Thanks Lefty! But I still wonder what I was thinking!
02-17-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,566
Posted By Oberon

MaxWhite, Did you actually read that whole...

MaxWhite,

Did you actually read that whole thing? I couldn't get thru it and I wrote it!

I hope that I have improved my question answering skills in the past four years...

Anyway, thanks...
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