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2020-05-17 10:19:26 PM  
17 votes:
CSB

The store I used to own had dozens of heavy tempered glass shelves where we displayed computers, laptops, monitors, etc.  I had about 40 more stored upstairs in the attic. They were about 1/2" thick and each shelf weighed about 30 lbs.

The floor of my store was completely covered with a rough dark ceramic tile. The tops of the tiles have hundreds of tiny grooves etched across them, making a very hardy floor that also looked nice.

Pro tip: Do not stack 5 or 6 panes of tempered glass on their edge on a ceramic floor. I carried the 6th pane down from the attic. I gingerly set it on its edge, stacked against the previous 5 I had set there, leaning against a wall.

Interesting fact about tempered glass... Ceramic is its Kryptonite. Just *touch* a piece of tempered glass with a piece of broken spark plug and see what happens. (Well ok, you might have to toss or tap it...)

I set the pane of glass down carefully but it wasn't quite lined up with the pane it was leaning against and me being anal about such things AND a lazy bastard, chose to just slide the pane the 2 or so inches to the right, rather than the apparently more intelligent lifting of the heavy glass pane, repositioning and setting lightly back down.

The moment the edge of that tempered glass so much as sensed that it was being slid across rough ceramic, the farking thing literally exploded, disintegratingall 5 panes behind it and leaving me with 180 lbs of tiny tempered glass shards from one end of my store to the other. It took WEEKS to get it cleaned up and months later, I'd still move a computer or a laptop and find more glass.

If you want to break into a car, smash a spark plug and throw a tiny piece of the white ceramic at one of the side windows. You can bounce a rock off those windows but a little 2 gram piece of broken ceramic will shatter it like a hammer.

/CSB
 
2020-05-17 10:09:50 PM  
15 votes:

WTFDYW: BumpInTheNight: This first apartment the Mrs and I had was fantastic but the elevators were small, like really small.  The "cargo" elevator was not shiatting you 5x5' with maybe an 8' ceiling.  Moving in and then eventually out was a real biatch, had to dismantle so much of our stuff to get it to fit in there.

Now these idiots here, they had no hope of pulling that off.  I assume and hope they at least tried to bring that piece in vertically and found it was too tall to fit through.

/kind of assuming they didn't if they felt putting it down with half sticking out of the elevator was a great idea

They didn't try corner to corner. It would have fit.


Maybe...If the elevator door spanned the entire side of the elevator space. I'm too buzzed to do geometry calculations, but could putting the edge of the glass into one back corner allowed them to swing the other side of the glass to the other corner?

Even if they had lifted up the side near the door the angle might have still caused one corner to still be sticking through the door opening.

The real question to me is why was that elevator able to move even though the door didn't close completely?
 
2020-05-17 7:06:39 PM  
14 votes:
Frankly sir, I didn't see any door open hold button at all.
 
2020-05-17 10:11:25 PM  
9 votes:

jaylectricity: WTFDYW: BumpInTheNight: This first apartment the Mrs and I had was fantastic but the elevators were small, like really small.  The "cargo" elevator was not shiatting you 5x5' with maybe an 8' ceiling.  Moving in and then eventually out was a real biatch, had to dismantle so much of our stuff to get it to fit in there.

Now these idiots here, they had no hope of pulling that off.  I assume and hope they at least tried to bring that piece in vertically and found it was too tall to fit through.

/kind of assuming they didn't if they felt putting it down with half sticking out of the elevator was a great idea

They didn't try corner to corner. It would have fit.

Maybe...If the elevator door spanned the entire side of the elevator space. I'm too buzzed to do geometry calculations, but could putting the edge of the glass into one back corner allowed them to swing the other side of the glass to the other corner?

Even if they had lifted up the side near the door the angle might have still caused one corner to still be sticking through the door opening.

The real question to me is why was that elevator able to move even though the door didn't close completely?


Forget it Jake, its China
 
2020-05-17 11:20:15 PM  
7 votes:
I fix pinball machines, which come with tempered glass over the playfield. It can take an amazing amount of abuse without breaking. Yes, you can safely have sex on top of a pinball machine (just ask Jodie Foster). However it does have one weak area. The edges. When I remove a playfield glass, I never set it on any hard surface. Haven't broken one yet, knock on wood.

Non glare pinball glass (tempered) with issues
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2020-05-17 10:21:13 PM  
7 votes:
Wow. Those guys are idiots. What the hell were they doing just standing there, staring at door like that? As soon as they saw the glass raise up they should have moved to the back of the elevator, facing away from the door, and crouched down while covering their head. Seriously, anyone who has seen a piece of glass break should know what is coming next.
 
2020-05-17 9:54:23 PM  
7 votes:
"No one could have predicted this"
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2020-05-17 10:55:19 PM  
6 votes:
None of you apparently know how the door interlock system works.  There is a row of infrared emitters on one door and a row of infrared sensors on the other door.  The clear pane of glass will pass an infrared light through it like there is nothing blocking the glass.  So the door will close as if there is nothing there.  This shiat isn't magic, it's how just about every modern elevator works
 
2020-05-17 10:12:15 PM  
6 votes:
Plate glass would have been a lot more exciting.
 
2020-05-17 10:16:43 PM  
5 votes:

jaylectricity: The real question to me is why was that elevator able to move even though the door didn't close completely?


Once the bumpers are in, the doors will close.  If they required a perfect fit, people would have to readjust the doors way too often.
 
2020-05-18 12:34:57 AM  
4 votes:

hissatsu: Plate glass would have been a lot more exciting.


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2020-05-17 11:18:31 PM  
4 votes:

Terrapin Bound: [YouTube video: Elisa Lam Elevator Video at Cecil Hotel]


That was disgusting how they found out the water smelled bad..
 
2020-05-17 11:12:07 PM  
4 votes:
I'm going to go on a limb and say this was staged. Camera angle isn't quite what I would expect for an elevator security cam and it's missing time code and etc.  Glass normally would have had edges taped at least, and maybe some cardboard protection on the corners.  Sheet looks too big to maneuver regardless of Ross type pivoting. Finally, the behavior of the guys seems off to me.
 
2020-05-17 10:57:35 PM  
3 votes:
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So that's how it's made.
 
2020-05-17 10:50:36 PM  
3 votes:
Glass was a good laugh, the elevator still going with something stuck in the door not so much.
 
2020-05-17 10:19:11 PM  
3 votes:

jaylectricity: WTFDYW: BumpInTheNight: This first apartment the Mrs and I had was fantastic but the elevators were small, like really small.  The "cargo" elevator was not shiatting you 5x5' with maybe an 8' ceiling.  Moving in and then eventually out was a real biatch, had to dismantle so much of our stuff to get it to fit in there.

Now these idiots here, they had no hope of pulling that off.  I assume and hope they at least tried to bring that piece in vertically and found it was too tall to fit through.

/kind of assuming they didn't if they felt putting it down with half sticking out of the elevator was a great idea

They didn't try corner to corner. It would have fit.

Maybe...If the elevator door spanned the entire side of the elevator space. I'm too buzzed to do geometry calculations, but could putting the edge of the glass into one back corner allowed them to swing the other side of the glass to the other corner?

Even if they had lifted up the side near the door the angle might have still caused one corner to still be sticking through the door opening.

The real question to me is why was that elevator able to move even though the door didn't close completely?


the answer is 'because china'
 
2020-05-18 11:19:07 AM  
2 votes:

Target Builder: Isn't there normally a freight elevator for exactly this type of thing?


CSB: Many years ago I worked commercial construction at the Chicago Board of Trade. The freight elevator was slightly larger than average and run by an elevator operator. We could fit most equipment and material (drywall, metal studs, etc.) inside the elevator but for some larger items we had to make "accommodations". When we had to move a large one piece mahogany conference table the operator opened the doors and then lowered the elevator so the top was level with our floor. We then stood on top of the elevator holding onto the table and rode on the top of the elevator to our floor. He ran the elevator slower then normal so we weren't shaking but we still had to watch as the huge counterweights would go rushing by and we could look down a 40 story shaft. Yup, this was a huge OSHA violation but was just sort of accepted as what had to be done. I must have done it about a dozen times.
 
2020-05-18 12:19:22 AM  
2 votes:

phishrace: I fix pinball machines, which come with tempered glass over the playfield. It can take an amazing amount of abuse without breaking. Yes, you can safely have sex on top of a pinball machine (just ask Jodie Foster). However it does have one weak area. The edges. When I remove a playfield glass, I never set it on any hard surface. Haven't broken one yet, knock on wood.


Having just gotten a pinball machine at home, this is relevant to my interests.

Removing and reinstalling the glass made me start sweating profusely just from nervousness. At least the room is carpeted so I don't have to worry quite so much about where I set it down.

I'm finally starting to get used to it; now I just need to get some gloves and an extra-large bottle of Windex, because when I touch that glass I leave fingerprints that are visible from low earth orbit.
 
2020-05-17 10:56:57 PM  
2 votes:
did some time in a hockey arena, 8x4 sheets of 5/8 inch tempered glass ... never had one break while we were taking them in and out for concert. but we'd have to move them in teams of 4.

Seeing these geniuses at work ... yeah, so many things went wrong. 

/won't be seeing any concert work for a while
//or sports
///but so long as the building exists, I have a job .. I hope
 
2020-05-17 10:34:07 PM  
2 votes:

cookiedough: My dad bought a pane of glass and put it the back seat of the car. Shut the door and smash. Tries again, new glass. Smash
3rd time I'm  sitting in the car waiting for the smashing, and he shakes the pane.
He had given up and bought plexiglass instead


Well your dad is a God damned idiot, I hope you got more of your genes genes from your mom
 
2020-05-18 5:51:40 AM  
1 vote:
My elevator related CSB actually involves stairs.

Boss: "I want these filing cabinets out of here and stored in the basement."
Janitor: "But the elevator is broken and I don't know when the repairman will be in."
Boss: "These cabinets have to be gone by the weekend."

So on Friday, each cabinet was carted to the top of the stairs and pushed over. They were in the basement alright.

/CSB (Cabinets Smashed in the Basement)
 
2020-05-18 2:02:46 AM  
1 vote:
While wearing flip flops and shower sandals.
 
2020-05-18 12:37:36 AM  
1 vote:

phishrace: I fix pinball machines, which come with tempered glass over the playfield. It can take an amazing amount of abuse without breaking. Yes, you can safely have sex on top of a pinball machine (just ask Jodie Foster). However it does have one weak area. The edges. When I remove a playfield glass, I never set it on any hard surface. Haven't broken one yet, knock on wood.

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2020-05-18 12:01:43 AM  
1 vote:

RonRon893: CSB

The store I used to own had dozens of heavy tempered glass shelves where we displayed computers, laptops, monitors, etc.  I had about 40 more stored upstairs in the attic. They were about 1/2" thick and each shelf weighed about 30 lbs.

The floor of my store was completely covered with a rough dark ceramic tile. The tops of the tiles have hundreds of tiny grooves etched across them, making a very hardy floor that also looked nice.

Pro tip: Do not stack 5 or 6 panes of tempered glass on their edge on a ceramic floor. I carried the 6th pane down from the attic. I gingerly set it on its edge, stacked against the previous 5 I had set there, leaning against a wall.

Interesting fact about tempered glass... Ceramic is its Kryptonite. Just *touch* a piece of tempered glass with a piece of broken spark plug and see what happens. (Well ok, you might have to toss or tap it...)

I set the pane of glass down carefully but it wasn't quite lined up with the pane it was leaning against and me being anal about such things AND a lazy bastard, chose to just slide the pane the 2 or so inches to the right, rather than the apparently more intelligent lifting of the heavy glass pane, repositioning and setting lightly back down.

The moment the edge of that tempered glass so much as sensed that it was being slid across rough ceramic, the farking thing literally exploded, disintegratingall 5 panes behind it and leaving me with 180 lbs of tiny tempered glass shards from one end of my store to the other. It took WEEKS to get it cleaned up and months later, I'd still move a computer or a laptop and find more glass.

If you want to break into a car, smash a spark plug and throw a tiny piece of the white ceramic at one of the side windows. You can bounce a rock off those windows but a little 2 gram piece of broken ceramic will shatter it like a hammer.

/CSB


Do a search on YouTube for "ninja rocks" to see this in action.

Be forewarned, broken pieces of spark plug ceramic are considered "burglary tools" in some jurisdictions.
 
2020-05-17 10:44:37 PM  
1 vote:
At the end, they didn't appear angry, despite a temper being lost.
 
2020-05-17 10:38:59 PM  
1 vote:

Target Builder: Isn't there normally a freight elevator for exactly this type of thing?


Most commercial buildings even in the US do not have freight elevators but instead designate a passenger elevator for deliveries. The elevators getting padded and generally deliveries into multi-tenant spaces are required to be done after-hours. They should have had the proper tools to transport the glass for 1 and a key to override the doors to remain open. Additionally, the glass should have been placed inside at a diagonal, preferably on a transport cart.
 
2020-05-17 10:33:01 PM  
1 vote:
I lol'd.
 
2020-05-17 10:28:13 PM  
1 vote:

Mock26: Wow. Those guys are idiots. What the hell were they doing just standing there, staring at door like that? As soon as they saw the glass raise up they should have moved to the back of the elevator, facing away from the door, and crouched down while covering their head. Seriously, anyone who has seen a piece of glass break should know what is coming next.


Now they've seen glass break, so they'll know what to do next time they're idiots.
 
2020-05-17 10:16:28 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't there normally a freight elevator for exactly this type of thing?
 
2020-05-17 9:56:28 PM  
1 vote:
My dad bought a pane of glass and put it the back seat of the car. Shut the door and smash. Tries again, new glass. Smash
3rd time I'm  sitting in the car waiting for the smashing, and he shakes the pane.
He had given up and bought plexiglass instead
 
2020-05-17 9:54:23 PM  
1 vote:
Well, they got 'most' of it to a different floor.
 
2020-05-17 9:06:55 PM  
1 vote:

BumpInTheNight: This first apartment the Mrs and I had was fantastic but the elevators were small, like really small.  The "cargo" elevator was not shiatting you 5x5' with maybe an 8' ceiling.  Moving in and then eventually out was a real biatch, had to dismantle so much of our stuff to get it to fit in there.

Now these idiots here, they had no hope of pulling that off.  I assume and hope they at least tried to bring that piece in vertically and found it was too tall to fit through.

/kind of assuming they didn't if they felt putting it down with half sticking out of the elevator was a great idea


They didn't try corner to corner. It would have fit.
 
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