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Studio glass tips

Postby TimC » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:30 am

Hey guys,

So time has come to pull out one panel of the glass between my 2 rooms (there's a name for this right) and clean all the fog off… The previous owners half-arsed it a bit so looking for some tips to do it a little better.

A few questions:

Is the best way to lift it out (it's about the size of a standard door) with some of those suction handles? Anyone know where I can hire them in syd?
What is the most ideal moisture absorber to use in the cavity? And where to get it?
How should I seal it? Previous guys have used silicon - which hasn't held well - with some quarter round holding the glass in. Thinking that I don't need to use silicon if I can get a firm grip with the quarter round...

Cheers,

Tim
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Re: Studio glass tips

Postby gigpiglet » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:19 am

i would really recommend getting a pro to come help you
glass is easy to break
and easy to hurt yourself with
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Re: Studio glass tips

Postby TimC » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:03 pm

Yes that thought definitely crossed my mind...
Anyone know a glass guy??
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Re: Studio glass tips

Postby gigpiglet » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:52 am

last time i did something i used a guy (steve?) from "world class glass"
"s. j"
wcglass at hotmail.com
i remember him being punctual/ professional/ happy to help
but it was a good while back so don't know if he is still around and can't remember costs etc.
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Re: Studio glass tips

Postby Senad » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:41 pm

Tim..Shouldn't be too hard if you have a helping hand there. BUt, certainly..If not sure, call a pro.
In regards to the moisture absorption.. I used silica beads before with no fogging up for a few years I was there, what so ever.
I was lucky enough to find them in larger bags at a factory my friend worked at, rather than buying them or collecting tiny bags out of shoe boxes :D .
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/like/1713020 ... e&lpid=107

Not too expensive anyway.
To seal it, use the glazing mastic or high quality silicon like "Maxisila" or similar.
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