Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Crackled Glass

We couldn't have made this happen if we tried.

Yesterday, after we heard a pop in our family room, Don and I watched a six foot tall glass window, which separates our family room from the sun porch, crackle into a million pieces. We just stood there and waited for the glass to finally crumble onto the floor. To our amazement, after all the crackling was finished, the glass was still standing.

We think this window is made of tempered glass.

So then we had to figure out how to remove the glass pane. We could have stuck a finger in the middle and made it all fall down, but Don had a better idea: Duck Tape!

Today we set to work taping the glass, one strip at a time, which is a tedious process. Each piece of tape meant the possibility of the glass collapsing. After half the glass was covered, we needed a break. I'm trusting Don on this. He says once the glass is completely covered, he can remove the six foot pane and take it out to the trash. Look out trash collectors!

Here are some photos to show you what it looks like:

This is about half the glass window.

A different angle, looking into the sun porch.

It sort of looks like a spider web.

Partially covered with black Duck Tape.

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's crazy! Hope you get it down without it shattering! The pictures you took are really neat. :)