Where to buy fancy Belgian beer glasses in the US? [more inside]
How do I safely remove glass that has melted to my stove? [more inside]
What's the best (or any!?) wireless mouse (either RF or Bluetooth) that will work and track well on a glass tabletop?
We broke a glass in the kitchen sink and cleaned it up as best as we could, but now the garbage disposal is jammed. Do we have to call a plumber? [more inside]
Will broken car window glass give my car a flat tire? [more inside]
Craft Filter: (this question is from my sister-in-law) "Any suggestions for mounting Art Glass (Fused) Tiles? Sizes are 8 in by 11 in and 3 in by 3 in. No wires were fused in the tiles for hanging purposes. Should I bond to plexiglass as base? If so, how? What adhesive should I use? Any other suggestions?"
I was in an office today where a window had been converted into a whiteboard by installing a translucent white film on the outside of the glass. Does anyone know what to ask for to get something like this? Bonus points if you can point to a supplier in Western Australia.
Piano Playing Filter: I play the piano at what I believe is considered the early intermediate level. I enjoy playing the Burgmuller op 100 pieces. I am familiar with Mikrokosmos. I have an easy piano complete beatles book that I LOVE. But, there is [more inside]
In our new house, I can't work out how to get out of the double glazed sliding patio doors. They are locked, and I think I have the key (well, I have a key), but they just won't open. What am I missing? [more inside]
Can anyone explain the phenomenon of rubbing your hands together on chicken wire and having it feel like soapy glass? [more inside]
I installed a clear glass shower enclosure in November 2005. After showering, I use Tilex Fresh Shower on the glass. Now, after nearly 20 months, the glass has something that looks like "build-up" (see picture) that I cannot get rid of. I've used Windex and all its equivalents, white vinegar, Tilex Tub and Tile cleaner, The Works, Kaboom, CLR, lime remover, and even bleach on a small section. I also used a razor blade thinking it might be able to be scraped off but there does not seem to be build up on the surface; it is smooth to the touch. Any idea how I can clean this so that the glass is clear again?
Craftiwork Filter: Help me turn an antique bottle into a light bulb/fixture. The incandescent sort. [more inside]
I have a hole in a glass bottle - can i patch it or fill it with something? [more inside]
I want to create a privacy wall on a deck we're building using recycled 6 x 6" glass blocks. What is the best material to use to set them, portland cement or flexset tile mortar? Also, what safety considerations do I have vis- a- vis windage and reinforcement i.e. what kind of a span is safe?
Can anyone recommend a glassblower around Los Angeles CA to do a small job? I'd like to get some custom-made wineglasses. [more inside]
How to turn off magnifying glass mouse cursor in Windows XP? [more inside]
Should our kitchen cabinet doors have plain glass or tempered glass? [more inside]
I left water in a wine glass for a couple weeks. Now the wine glass is all foggy. Is my glass doomed or can this be undone?
Where do I get or find supplies to make the frames I want for my photo show? I want the flat glass+backing kind that have the clips to sandwich the whole thing together. In weird sizes [more inside]
Would very much appreciate any advice on building a Lehr. My understanding of it is that it's pretty much a Kiln but with three sections. (Please correct if I'm off track) One section is very hot and contains contains a crucible with molten glass, another is to use while working with the glass to maintain temperature ect. and a third for very slow cooling. Any ideas, hypothetical and/or possibly related suggestions just as welcome. It will need to be rental-friendly, as in relocateable but apart from that consider all things to be possible.
DIY Framing - Double Sided w/ Chinese Paper Cuts? [more inside]
How do I remove melted polyester fabric from the glass window of a propane fireplace? [more inside]
This past weekend, the family and I went to Chesapeake Beach (Brownie Beach) in southern Maryland. As we were looking for sharks teeth and other fossils, a woman next to us was telling us about the glass beads she was finding. These apparently were from a shipwreck from the late 1700's and were "trade goods" from England. I want to know more about them. obviously.. [more inside]
About 12 years ago the wife and I where driving around Mammoth Cave KY, and there where these small shops that sold shards and chucks of colored glass in many different sizes. The glass was not manifactured for sale, but some byproduct of something or another. [more inside]
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of materials like glass, concrete, wood, and plastics, compared to steel ? [more inside]
Several times over the past few months, glasses have come out of my dishwasher sliced into two pieces. The cut is always smooth, and I don't find any glass shards left over. This only happens with glasses--mugs, plates, etc, are entirely unharmed. What might be causing this? [more inside]
How could I have LED's on a pane of glass light up with no visible contacts like This amazing table? [more inside]
AutoFilter: What are my options for replacing my driver's side mirror on a 1999 Dodge Durango? [more inside]
[LampshadeFilter]: I accidentally broke a beloved glass Ikea lampshade and I'd like to find a replacement. I was a klutz this morning and broke this lampshade that holds high sentimental value to its owner. It is a medium-blue glass, mushroom shaped lampshade bought around 2002. Ikea doesn't have a stock discontinued items, and eBay and Googling turn up nothing. Pictures are inside. [more inside]
How can i remove scratches from my car windows? [more inside]
What happens when I put a glass peanut butter jar with peanut butter remnants in the recycle bin? Does it cause extra work for the recycle sorter? Or will it just pass through the process? [more inside]
I accidentally dropped a Pyrex pan of lasagna on my glass cooktop-- the cooktop completely shattered. (The pan, naturally, hasn't got a mark on it.) It doesn't look like any of the underlying structures are damaged. What's the chance we could repair this ourselves? It's apparently at least a $300 repair, and we can't really afford that until maybe July, and I'd like to have a usable stove before them. I don't mind if it's ugly, we can always have it professionally replaced later on when we can afford it. Would this really be worth it? Or are we better off microwaving and baking for months?
I need some construction suggestions for making a glass-topped coffee table. [more inside]
Is there anywhere an average citizen in the U.S. can go to get a fingerprint search performed? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best way to light up a large stained glass window at night. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Why aren't coffee pots made from Pyrex? [more inside]
On Thursday night, my stove's glass door exploded for no discernable reason whatsoever. Since MeFi's population encompass many trades, I'm hoping there's someone with a background in physics, engineering, or an appropriate tradesman who either knows or can venture a fairly educated guess as to why it happened. [more inside]
Drilling holes in glass blocks without breakage: Looking for tips (and anecdotes about diamond drill bits) to stop burning (drilling?) through other people's money. [more inside]
Can anyone explain why these wine glasses broke for what appeared to be no reason at all? [more inside]
beautiful murano ring -- broken... [more inside]
AlkaFilter: I have about a dozen vintage glass seltzer bottles. (We had a seltzer guy who came until about five years ago, and never picked up the last batch of bottles.) I'd like to refill/recharge them, but the only knowledge I have is that CO2 canisters exist for this purpose (though maybe not for this type of bottle?). Without a factory or ancient tools, do you think there might be a way to achieve this goal?
What do you call a person who makes chandeliers? A chandelierlier?
I have finished building a dining table and want to use an all glass tabletop instead of wood top. The idea is that the glass top would rest on four leg supports. Originally I was thinking of getting grey tinted glass with countersunk holes that sits on dowel pins. Turns out it is almost a custom job and the cost is coming out to be too much for 0.5 inch glass. If I go with 3/8 inch glass then apparently they do not make grey tinted version of those. So here are my questions - What are good ways to prevent a glass top from sliding around when it is resting on four flat contact points which may be 1 to 2 inch in diameter. Special transparent glue ? or sticky pads ? I am looking for a clean look. The other question is what is a good way to get the tinted glass effect. I was thinking of may be using grey colored films. Not sure if that is the best way. If you think that is a good way i would appreciate some pointers to good sources of such films. Thanks
I heard a long time ago that glass in old houses is thicker at the bottom of the pane because it's essentially a (very slow) liquid, and over time, it "melts" down to the bottom. Then, I heard that the story of glass "melting" was an urban legend. I thought I read this in "The Straight Dope", but I can't find it. Can anyone point me toward a definitive statement on this?
Laminated versus acoustic glass. Which is best glass for noise reduction: Acoustic or laminated glass? [mi]
I am prepping my old 18' catamaran for the summer and I would really like to restore the gelcoat finish on the fiberglass to a bright sheen. Can I use a regular buffing wheel, rubbing compound and wax that I would use on my car? [more inside]
I need help remembering a kids TV show where the main character was painted on a juice glass. [more inside]
I recently restored a nice stained glass window that we have hung on a wall. [more inside]
The windows in my flat do a lousy job of keeping heat in and cold out. Is there a way to improve the insulating properties of window glass without installing double glazing? Ideally it would be something I could install myself (and if necessary remove when I move out of my rented flat.) Googling turned up various window films, both do-it-yourself and have-somebody-do-it-for-you. Any experience with these or similar products? Any other suggestions?