October 18, 2017 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #1386626
Did you know that a tempered glass desk can just explode into tiny flying pieces?
Not just desks… any form of tempered glass!
Sometimes it’s a defect in the material’s manufacturing, which goes unnoticed until one day *BOOM*.
How fid I only learn of this today?!
May no one ever have to experience the tempered glass boom, b’esrat Hashem!
Thank youOctober 18, 2017 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #1386658MenoParticipant
Kinda like a Prince Rupert’s DropOctober 18, 2017 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #1386663👑RebYidd23Participant
?Like Prince Rupert’s DropsOctober 18, 2017 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm #1386675YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
Great minds think alikeOctober 18, 2017 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #1386676👑RebYidd23Participant
But my post came out funny because I set the computer back to English from Hebrew while typing.October 19, 2017 1:54 am at 1:54 am #1386681E-O-MParticipant
Shower door boomed all over me and my kids while giving them a bath. Small cuts and blood everywhere. Nightmare to clean.October 19, 2017 2:23 am at 2:23 am #1386726YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
Yikes!October 19, 2017 11:17 am at 11:17 am #1386863Avram in MDParticipant
While preparing for Pesach one year, I had the bright idea of bringing the tempered glass fridge shelving upstairs to wash in the bathtub with warm water. BOOM. A few small cuts, a tub full of small pieces of glass to clean up, and a phone call to the fridge company to order a new shelf was added to the pre-Yomtov stress. Yet somehow, I didn’t get fired from helping with the Pesach cleaning.October 19, 2017 11:25 am at 11:25 am #1386878🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
I’ve cleaned my fridge shelves in the bathtub several times. I took care not to have drastic temperature changes or uneven temperature (one part of the shelf in hot water with the other end sticking out. It works really well. I have had glasses shatter on me if I wasn’t careful to dry them out before pouring in hot water.October 19, 2017 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm #1386986Avram in MDParticipant
I took care not to have drastic temperature changes or uneven temperature (one part of the shelf in hot water with the other end sticking out.
Those are good tricks. I believe it was the thermal expansion from running hot water on it right after removing it from the fridge that did my shelf in. Too bad the shelving isn’t made of pyrex.October 19, 2017 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #1387071WinnieThePoohParticipant
When I wash my fridge shelves in the tub, I first line the tub with towels, so it does not get scratched by the edges of the shelves. B”H never had them shatter, but I imagine this would make it easier to clean up the small pieces of glass if it did.October 19, 2017 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #1387077🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
Too bad the shelving isn’t made of pyrex.
I believe Pyrex can shatter with drastic temperature changes as well. I know the packaging warns to wait for it to cool completely before putting in the freezer.October 19, 2017 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #1387149DovidBTParticipant
Apparently there are two types of Pyrex: borosilicate glass and soda-lime glass. The former is more resistant to sudden temperature changes; the latter is more resistant to physical damage when dropped.October 19, 2017 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #1387291
Thanks to you you, today I learned about Prince Rupert’s Drop!October 19, 2017 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #1387295
Avram in MD: OMGOSH!!!
Thanks for the heads up! I didn’t even think of the fridge shelves… and I cleaned mine in warm water last month… wow. And my dog was right there next to me. Gosh… now I know to be more cautious —Thank you! 🙂October 24, 2017 12:31 am at 12:31 am #1388813
Omgosh!!! From Consumer Reports:
Your sunroofs too! Eeks 🌞
“An exploding sunroof might sound like a freak occurrence, but a Consumer Reports investigation has found that it’s not. These incidents have happened in every month of the year in every part of the country, in vehicles from all over the world; they have occurred on interstates, on country roads, and even while parked in driveways.” (CR consumer reports)
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