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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Reasons to love your CT-VA-20. Part 2.
« on: June 25, 2022, 09:50 AM »
Very useful when you’re hired to replace double-glazed tempered-glass sealed window units, and the old ones have to be ‘gently’ levered out because the original guy had welded them in place with putty, bitumen, nails and everything else he’d got on his van [mad]

Two bin loads of exploded glass - and yet another bag saved.
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Offline mackenzie

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Re: Reasons to love your CT-VA-20. Part 2.
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2022, 03:11 AM »
Good idea.

Just curious, do you think it would have been possible to tape the glass in place or put something like Packexe carpet cover stuff over it?  Easier said than done perhaps?

I'm not a fan of my CT-VA so far but I will admit I was previously using it for plasterboard dust which I know it's not really designed for etc.

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Reasons to love your CT-VA-20. Part 2.
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2022, 01:13 PM »
@mackenzie If these were just regular glass panes which break into large shards - then yes, tape or whatever would have been the answer. But these were double sheets of tempered safety glass with a vacuum seal between them, and they explode into thousands of cubes like a car windshield. It’s the first one I’ve ever had shatter on me, and that was totally down to the ridiculous method of original installation. I’d already spent an hour with a Fein multi-tool carving out concrete-hard putty and other stuff around the frame and it still wouldn’t budge. I was glad I had the cyclone with me. When it explodes and shatters, it goes everywhere, and there was an awful lot of it.