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TimB



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Glass Thickness Reply with quote

I have been offered a piece of salvaged glass that I would like to cut down to replace some broken lights in some window sash I am restoring. The glass is a little thicker than the existing glass (the new glass is about 3/32" thick). My question is "how thick is too thick?". Does glass that is a few hundredths of an inch thicker expand and contract at an appreciably different rate? Might this cause problems down the line? I could, I suppose, fit the glass a little more loosely, letting the putty absorb some of the additional movement. Thoughts?
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Tim

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SashGuy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it quite often, double thick and laminate to provide additional security and decorative in baths and doors. Bed it in, set your points and glaze it... no problems. The only additional consideration would weighing the sash afterwards in order to get the weights right.
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