Cutting Laminated Glasscomments (3) December 14th, 2012 in Blogs
Laminated glass is increasingly popular for its impact-resistance and sound-deadening qualities. Because there is a plastic core between the two layers of glass, however, there's a trick to cutting it. Using a glass cutter, score both sides of glass. Then squirt a small amount of ethyl alcohol along the cut on one side and light it. This melts the plastic core. Then, using a pair of glass pliers, snap away the excess. Heavy gloves and safety glasses are must-wear gear for this operation.
Thanks to Wooden Window Inc. of Oakland, CA, for sharing this tip--just one of the thousands of field-tested tips and techniques you'll find in Renovation 4th Edition. Brand new from Taunton Press, R4's 614 pages include 1,000 photos, 250+ detailed technical drawings and lifetimes of experience. It would make a great gift.
© Michael Litchfield 2012
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Mike Litchfield was a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding and has been renovating homes or writing about them for more than 30 years.
He was one of the first technical journalists to go to job sites to gather information from tradespeople and his great work, Renovation: A Complete Guide is in its 3rd Edition.
Mike’s tenth book, In-laws, Outlaws and Granny Flats: Turning one house into two homes will be published by Taunton Press in March, 2011. To preview the book and learn more about its contributors, please visit www.cozydigz.com