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Freaky! My Glass Shower door Shattered in the middle of the night
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1132775:MV8xMjkwMTUwXzIxMDk5NjU2X0ZDQzEwRjAx] [quote:Anonymous Coward 1197242] do you have a cold draft and alternation of heat and cold over time that can travel down a vent ? it probably had fissures in it that are like how a windshield to a car has cracks that grew over time and a verity of situations could stimulate it to crack. id go with thick plastic if you are a snowy place with bad insulation. or get the wall insulated around the shower and have someone do a vent inspection. could also be that the rollers caused the crack so if you can prove they and you have a guaranty you may be able to replace them if they are the cause of the cracks. [/quote] i am getting a full replacement the bathroom is in the rear of the house when they redid the tile surround they put in new thicker insulation the wall is an exterior wall with a window in the shower. i am just glad it didn't happen when i was in taking a shower i had taken a nice hot shower earlier that evening. [/quote]
Sleeping soundly we were awoken @ 3:30 a.m. by a strange crash coming from inside the house. Looking around did not see anything until I turned on the light in the master bathroom and saw that one of the shower doors shattered into a thousand pieces (tempered glass)
For the last few months there were popping sounds coming from the bathroom and I didn't think too much about it thought expansion or whatever.
i stepped on a sliver of glass and it seems to be still in my skin - can't find it or feel it. the mess of glass mostly is in the shower stall (no tub-had it taken out and put a walk in shower last year) it's gonna be a bitch to clean up but i'm just glad it didn't happen when i was taking a shower!!
the door seemed to just explode in the middle of the night.
i called the manufacturer and they are sending a whole replacement set and advised me to take out the in tact door in case that one breaks too. it is still making noises in there-the glass/door.
i was freaked out and couldn't sleep after that except drifting in and out thinking about what to do.
i have never experienced something so strange. i don;t know if the glass was defective or the installation was a factor.
i'm glad i am getting replacements at no charge that was an unexpected surprise.
it's been warm here -- @ 3:30 am it was not freezing not a big temp drop from the day.
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