Am I losing all my heat through a large glass block window? [more inside]
Is it possible to fix a champagne flute that just has one clean break? [more inside]
I have a few old glass bottles which I've cleaned, de-labeled, and given airtight cork tops. They're attractive bottles, about 750ml each with narrow tops, and I'd like a practical way to show them off ideally in the kitchen. I already used one to infuse olive oil and other to hold my dried dried beans rather than leaving them tied up in the pantry. What else can do with them?
How do I put something behind glass in Photoshop? [more inside]
Could you help me find a necklace for my mother? [more inside]
Can someone explain with SCIENCE, how this glass jar just exploded in my bathroom while I was taking a shower, and ended up almost entirely on the other side of the shower curtain? [more inside]
Fluorescent bulbs explosion -- how to clean glass and powder from the carpet? Broken glass is everywhere. And carpets are everywhere. [more inside]
Dear AskMeFi: is has to be some way to get the effect I'm looking for on my walls but with a shimmer? I like this tree branch graphic for my walls, but I would like to have it shine like glass beaded wallpaper. As I understand it, glitter never sticks to anything you want it to but sticks to everything else. I'm just not sure how to get the effect on my walls that I envision. Ideally it would be removable because we live in an apartment. Thank you for your help!
My mum brought me back a glass pendant from Paris years ago, and always regretted not getting one herself. What is the name for this kind of pendant so I can try and find one for her? [more inside]
I have a pain in my upper chest, presumably in my esophagus. How urgent a medical condition is this, and which doctor should I see? [more inside]
I have moved into a house with an inbuilt wood heater. Its not necessary for heat, but I am enjoying having a fire in there every other night. But the glass on the front blackens within a couple of burns. I am cleaning it weekly with oven cleaner. I have tried keeping the fire at the back. Is there anything I can do to keep the black off?
How does the High Ion Exchange (HIE) process get such a deep compressive layer in the glass strengthening process used in Gorilla Glass? [more inside]
I'm watching Game of Thrones and noticed that often the windows do not have glass, and yet I think I sometimes see glass trinkets. Glass seems like a very important technology because it keeps out bugs but allows in light, which sounds pretty useful when disease travels by insects and the winter is coming. When does glass begin to become a common-place part of domiciles, and what benefits did it mainly have for human civilization when it began to be more widely used in architecture? Is technologically feasible for the world of Game of Thrones, and if not, what are the main constraints?
What adhesive does the NYC Parking Violations Bureau use to put those nearly unremovable "shame stickers" on car windows? [more inside]
Suitable glue to bond glass to ceramics - must dry clear, and be dishwasher proof (or at least waterproof) [more inside]
What can I do with a approx 4 by 2.5 foot piece of glass (thats about .5 inch deep)? Part of a glass desk top. I have a patio, but virtually no room to use it inside as a desk. Thoughts?
one of the feet broke off of my mom's Lalique bowl. it's a pretty clean break, it looks like I could just put it back on. can I? what would be the best way to do this? or am I better off taking it to a specialist to repair? thanks in advance.
A fine old fellow who did amateur stained glass has passed away, and I would like to purchase memorial book(s) for the local library. [more inside]
I have glass in my foot. Every time I try to get it out, I panic. Help? [more inside]
I have this Old Fashioned glass with a bold, matte black letter printed on it. It's 4" high and 3 1/4" in diameter. The bottom has bumps the size of smallish marbles. I have a suspicion that it was carried by Crate and Barrel in the 70s or 80s, because my mom has one too, and my family got a lot of decor from there when I was a kid. I'm looking for more, specifically a J or an M for my wife's birthday. (She loves having her initials on things.) Any ideas?
I'm looking to replace the back glass panel of my iPhone 4. The options seem to be cheap ($2-$10) options from Amazon, or $80 from iFixIt. I'm mostly interested in the quality of the glass covering the lens. Mine is tremendously scratched, rendering my camera useless. I'd prefer to not pay $80, but I also don't trust the $2 knock-offs from Amazon. I've heard that the cheap ones have very crappy lens coverings - essentially just plastic wrap, not clear glass at all. Any advice on getting a quality rear backing at a decent price?
How can I buy a ton of glass? [more inside]
Where can an individual order a small number of glass bottles in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
Can you please point me to a fabulous wine decanter? Here's what I mean by fabulous: 1) Dishwasher friendly 2) Lead-free glass 3) Good lookin' and good quality in person. 4) Available for purchase online. [more inside]
The glass of the right-hand side mirror on my car broke recently, and I was able to buy replacement glass online, but it did not come with any way to adhere it to the mount. The original glass had some sort of sticky backing. Any suggestions on what kind of adhesive to use or how else to install it?
My window is falling out. [more inside]
Can you tell me what this large glass jar found in my rented house's garden might be used for? [more inside]
How do I support the pieces of a hollow glass item from the inside as I put it back together? And what's the best adhesive? [more inside]
Looking for a glazier in NYC who can apply safety film to some large mirrors. [more inside]
My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
What's the best/least expensive way to run a garden hose from my cellar thru a brick wall to the front of my house? [more inside]
I cracked my windshield. On the inside. Two years ago. A week ago it's gotten worse. Do I need to replace? Needlessly long DIT. [more inside]
Where in Toronto can I harness the power of a kiln to slump a bottle? [more inside]
I grown fond of a brand of apple whiskey that comes in these sturdy glass bottles (image), and now I have quite the collection of empty bottles. Right now, they're just sitting around my house making me look very much the alcoholic hoarder, but I can't bring myself to toss them, and I'd like to do something with them. Any ideas for some basic decor/crafty suggestions would be appreciated. [more inside]
Help me identify and date this glass pendant lamp. [more inside]
Glass in older double hung windows - is it relatively easy to replace, or should we hire a pro? [more inside]
How can I make new glass look like old, buried glass? [more inside]
Glass bottles that were in hot water with some dilute generic store brand WD-40, so they got some residue on them. I need to make them safe and clean for flavored vodkas for human consumption. Please help! [more inside]
Plastic laminated label on glass bottle, which glue to use? Please help! [more inside]
Where can I get two way mirror glass in San Diego? [more inside]
Trying to replace a vintage-ish glass I broke. Can someone help me with descriptive terms so I can find it on ebay? [more inside]
I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA. [more inside]
Need help finding the glasses found in Don's office in Mad Men (as seen on the season 3 dvd/blu ray cover here and here). Just want to buy them, assume similarity with these glasses, not price, is the priority.
Help me avoid being Bridezilla, and un-glue some centerpieces before I come unglued, please. [more inside]
Is there an inn or bed-and-breakfast somewhere in the Southwestern USA with the distinguishing feature that (some of) its rooms' ceilings are largely or entirely glass (or, at least, contain enormous skylights)? [more inside]
iPhone 4: Cracked from glass...what are my options? [more inside]
Short and sweet... Does anyone happen to have a ballpark figure for the percentage of light reflected by a 'standard' sheet of glass and a 'standard' sheet of perspex of similar thickness?
How to deal with condensation between panes of a sliding glass door? [more inside]