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2021-04-21 3:50:22 PM  
After filing a claim with their insurance company...

I pretty much need a tornado to meet my deductible...
 
2021-04-21 4:17:20 PM  
Lady Breaks Glass Door In Tw£rking Video while entertaining her Fans on live video
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2021-04-21 4:39:57 PM  
Maybe if you stopped fapping in the shower, Jesus wouldn't need to smite thee...

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2021-04-21 4:40:03 PM  
Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.
 
2021-04-21 4:42:58 PM  

Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.


The shop vac? I'd hope so, otherwise it would be a waste of time.
 
2021-04-21 4:43:07 PM  

Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.


Yep - same thing happened to me while I was in the shower. Luckily my wife was home to help me out by clearing a path for me to step out of the tub.
 
2021-04-21 4:43:20 PM  

Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.


Yeah, this happened at an apartment we rented. The wife was in the tub and asked me to open the door (She'd had it closed to keep the steam in). It slipped off the track and shattered, giving her a few cuts and a bathtub absolutely full of glass.

Told the apartment complex. They replaced the door, but didn't even inquire if my wife was injured by their shiatty door, even though I expressly mentioned that she had been in the tub and covered with glass. Should have sued those farkers. Usually all I need to know is that the place where an injury or potential one occurred is that they care about what happened. THis place didn't give a fark.
 
2021-04-21 4:43:27 PM  
LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.
 
2021-04-21 4:46:48 PM  

NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.


I'm glad mine didn't. It allowed me to install a curved shower rod which makes the shower much more roomy.
 
2021-04-21 4:50:17 PM  

Malenfant: NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.

I'm glad mine didn't. It allowed me to install a curved shower rod which makes the shower much more roomy.


Yeah, but shower curtains don't always seal up on the ends and cold drafts get in, so I'm torn. Each has plusses and minuses...
 
2021-04-21 4:50:33 PM  

NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.


I personally prefer a curtain to a door - I don't get why anyone would "pay up" for something so markedly inferior.
 
2021-04-21 4:50:37 PM  
Only when they lose their temper
 
2021-04-21 4:51:29 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, but shower curtains don't always seal up on the ends and cold drafts get in, so I'm torn. Each has plusses and minuses...


I guess that could be it - it's not cold enough here for me to be bothered by such things.
 
2021-04-21 4:52:48 PM  
It's not just shower doors, which should be made better. I have always objected when people take any kind of glass into the bathroom. First, your coke bottle, etc. doesn't belong in the bathroom, because no food or drink does. Stone Age people knew that. We still have an expression "don't shiat where you eat" and the reverse is true.

Second, people go barefoot in the bathroom.
 
2021-04-21 4:54:03 PM  

toraque: Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.

The shop vac? I'd hope so, otherwise it would be a waste of time.


I thought he meant the wife, as a reward for cleaning all that glass.
 
2021-04-21 4:54:28 PM  
A couple is warning homeowners about a bathroom blast that sent glass shards shattering.

I don't see any 'shards' in the pic. Tempered glass can take a shiatton of abuse before it breaks. When it does break, it breaks into a million tiny pieces. No shards.

tl;dr Your shower door will never try to kill you.
 
2021-04-21 4:56:54 PM  

Mikey1969: Malenfant: NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.

I'm glad mine didn't. It allowed me to install a curved shower rod which makes the shower much more roomy.

Yeah, but shower curtains don't always seal up on the ends and cold drafts get in, so I'm torn. Each has plusses and minuses...


Get two curtains, so there's more fabric to bunch at the ends?  I've also seen suction cups and magnets, and even little fenders to reduce splashes escaping.
 
2021-04-21 4:57:14 PM  
I hate bathtub/shower combos. I dont farking take baths. A nice shower stall, walk behind the wall, take your shower, floor drain, easy to keep clean.
 
2021-04-21 4:58:25 PM  
Temper, temper...
 
2021-04-21 5:00:04 PM  
Not a shower but I was driving my first year (2012) Hyundai Veloster on the highway when KRA-BOWM the sunroof exploded. Pebbles of glass rained down on my head and the back of my shirt was filled. At first I thought someone had shot at me (this was in Texas - don't live there anymore).

Turned out that first and second year Velosters had a defect with certain batches of sunroof which were installed in a bind and were like ticking time bombs.
 
2021-04-21 5:02:18 PM  
I love my walk-in shower with its glass door. Mine swings open like a regular door and the other bathroom has sliding doors.
 
2021-04-21 5:02:54 PM  

Enigmamf: NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.

I personally prefer a curtain to a door - I don't get why anyone would "pay up" for something so markedly inferior.


I much prefer doors.  I can't *stand* it when the hot air rising causes the curtain to suck in and *touch* me...

Not even a curved curtain rod prevents that.

But then, I take *very* hot showers.  The suckage is no match for any material that could be called a "curtain."
 
2021-04-21 5:03:57 PM  

Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.


Isn't safety glass supposed to be.......safe?
 
2021-04-21 5:04:33 PM  

WastrelWay: It's not just shower doors, which should be made better. I have always objected when people take any kind of glass into the bathroom. First, your coke bottle, etc. doesn't belong in the bathroom, because no food or drink does. Stone Age people knew that. We still have an expression "don't shiat where you eat" and the reverse is true.

Second, people go barefoot in the bathroom.


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Do you shiat in the shower?  Ew. That's where I eat!
 
2021-04-21 5:05:11 PM  

bughunter: Enigmamf: NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.

I personally prefer a curtain to a door - I don't get why anyone would "pay up" for something so markedly inferior.

I much prefer doors.  I can't *stand* it when the hot air rising causes the curtain to suck in and *touch* me...

Not even a curved curtain rod prevents that.

But then, I take *very* hot showers.  The suckage is no match for any material that could be called a "curtain."


If your shower head is on a hose, rotate it to hit the curtain dead center.  That will push it away.

Or leave the end a little open so air flows in at that spot instead.
 
2021-04-21 5:05:11 PM  
Working at a hockey arena that still has large panes of tempered glass, dealing woth stuff is my life.

If you think shower doors are nasty, try a 4x8 sheet of 5/8 inch temper glass. Fun times.
 
2021-04-21 5:07:16 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.

Isn't safety glass supposed to be.......safe?


Tempered glass is pretty safe when it breaks.  "Safety Glass" is generally laminated glass (2sheets with a plastic sheet in the middle) . Like the windshield on your car.
 
2021-04-21 5:07:16 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.

Isn't safety glass supposed to be.......safe?


Compared to regular glass? It is.

Tempered safety glass shatters into little razor covered chunks instead of long vorpal scythes. You'd still have to Die Hard it out of a bathroom if it asplodes, but your femoral arteries should be ok.
 
2021-04-21 5:07:39 PM  

bughunter: I much prefer doors.  I can't *stand* it when the hot air rising causes the curtain to suck in and *touch* me...

Not even a curved curtain rod prevents that.

But then, I take *very* hot showers.  The suckage is no match for any material that could be called a "curtain."


Look for some magnetic shower curtain weights that cut down on that sort of thing.
 
2021-04-21 5:08:44 PM  

NM Volunteer: bughunter: Enigmamf: NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.

I personally prefer a curtain to a door - I don't get why anyone would "pay up" for something so markedly inferior.

I much prefer doors.  I can't *stand* it when the hot air rising causes the curtain to suck in and *touch* me...

Not even a curved curtain rod prevents that.

But then, I take *very* hot showers.  The suckage is no match for any material that could be called a "curtain."

If your shower head is on a hose, rotate it to hit the curtain dead center.  That will push it away.

Or leave the end a little open so air flows in at that spot instead.


Or install a sliding glass door.

/done investigated them options
//and made my choice
 
2021-04-21 5:09:26 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: magnetic shower curtain weights


///them too
 
2021-04-21 5:14:33 PM  
Lets see... 500 ER cases per year / 300,000,000 residents = 1.667e-6 percent chance of experiencing this... I'll take my chances for the trade off.
That's higher a percentage than catching leprosy from an armadillo, and much lower than getting randomly shot as you go about your day.
I guess I'll just stay home and shower behind a glass door with an armadillo... *shrug*
 
2021-04-21 5:16:50 PM  
Getting a kick, I have a door style one of these that swings on a hinge, instead of a slider. Seemed like the better choice, I didn't want to clean soap scum out of the track.

Seems like the sliders are more likely to expose the edge to impact.

/If you can kill yourself on the cubes of safety glass, maybe you deserve it. *Injure sure, but DIE?
//Wait till they hear about desks and tables made of tempered glass.
///Glass doors on tub/shower combos are still pretty dumb.
 
2021-04-21 5:19:15 PM  

WastrelWay: It's not just shower doors, which should be made better. I have always objected when people take any kind of glass into the bathroom. First, your coke bottle, etc. doesn't belong in the bathroom, because no food or drink does. Stone Age people knew that. We still have an expression "don't shiat where you eat" and the reverse is true.

Second, people go barefoot in the bathroom.


you don't know much about tempered glass
 
2021-04-21 5:19:34 PM  

leeksfromchichis: WastrelWay: It's not just shower doors, which should be made better. I have always objected when people take any kind of glass into the bathroom. First, your coke bottle, etc. doesn't belong in the bathroom, because no food or drink does. Stone Age people knew that. We still have an expression "don't shiat where you eat" and the reverse is true.

Second, people go barefoot in the bathroom.

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2021-04-21 5:20:03 PM  

GoodyTwoSocks: Mikey1969: Malenfant: NM Volunteer: LOL as if my landlords would spend money on glass shower doors.

I'm glad mine didn't. It allowed me to install a curved shower rod which makes the shower much more roomy.

Yeah, but shower curtains don't always seal up on the ends and cold drafts get in, so I'm torn. Each has plusses and minuses...

Get two curtains, so there's more fabric to bunch at the ends?  I've also seen suction cups and magnets, and even little fenders to reduce splashes escaping.


Shower liners usually have the magnets.
 
2021-04-21 5:21:32 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.

Isn't safety glass supposed to be.......safe?


"Safe" is a relative word.   In glass terms, it doesnt mean "you will be free of all injury."  It means " you will not be impaled on long shards and bleed out because your femoral is severed."

Same principle with your car windows.
 
2021-04-21 5:25:54 PM  
OR (speaking from experience) Pinball playfield glass Shattering Glass ::sound warning;;
 
2021-04-21 5:27:16 PM  

DoganSquirrelSlayer: Getting a kick, I have a door style one of these that swings on a hinge, instead of a slider. Seemed like the better choice, I didn't want to clean soap scum out of the track.

Seems like the sliders are more likely to expose the edge to impact.

/If you can kill yourself on the cubes of safety glass, maybe you deserve it. *Injure sure, but DIE?
//Wait till they hear about desks and tables made of tempered glass.
///Glass doors on tub/shower combos are still pretty dumb.


Except when you have guests stay over who are so farking stupid that they don't know that the shower curtain is supposed to be tucked into the tub and flood your bathroom during their long ass shower.
I still haven't dealt with the curled up linoleum on that side of the bathroom.

I will mention something far worse than glass shower doors... when someone builds a shower by simply tiling over sheet rock, not cement board. What happens is that you slip a little, check yourself against a wall with your shoulder and fall right through it into the dirt underneath the house bringing the tile, sheet rock and rotten studs with you.
I'm not afraid of glass shower doors...
 
2021-04-21 5:33:05 PM  

Rent Party: I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.


Now, the world wants to know if that was supposed to be two days, or ten days.
 
2021-04-21 5:36:24 PM  
Screw the exploding. I've got better things to do than clean soap scum off shower doors. A curtain and a secondary drain on the outside works nicely.
 
2021-04-21 5:37:26 PM  
Our master bath has a set of sliding glass doors that I installed when I redid the entire bathroom. Has its advantages and disadvantages. Keeping them clean is the primary disadvantage, as well as when you're trying to clean the floor of the shower. Otherwise, I prefer them to curtains.

/ kick myself for not putting in a tub faucet in the shower
// would have made cleaning the shower a lot easier, even if it would have looked a bit funny
 
2021-04-21 5:39:58 PM  

Percise1: Except when you have guests stay over who are so farking stupid that they don't know that the shower curtain is supposed to be tucked into the tub and flood your bathroom during their long ass shower.
I still haven't dealt with the curled up linoleum on that side of the bathroom.

I will mention something far worse than glass shower doors... when someone builds a shower by simply tiling over sheet rock, not cement board. What happens is that you slip a little, check yourself against a wall with your shoulder and fall right through it into the dirt underneath the house bringing the tile, sheet rock and rotten studs with you.
I'm not afraid of glass shower doors...


HAH, true fact. I wonder sometimes how people have been cleaning themselves their whole life that they don't know how to operate a curtain. (And no, I don't want anyone to actually answer that question.)

Sorry, I was referring more to the upthread mention of them boxing in the space to be too small. I think curtains with a curved rod are nicer in tub-showers (if not idiot proof).

While I do prefer the cementboard too, you can tile on drywall no problem with a good waterproofing layer.
The waterproofing being the operable word there. Wet and soft drywall does not a solid wall make. Drywall or not, people do alllllll kinds of stupid construction crap in bathrooms.

/Drywall vs wetwall joke goes here
 
2021-04-21 5:42:37 PM  
The shower door at my old house did that.  I was standing there barefoot, barely touched the handle and it exploded.  The glass kept popping for several minutes. Mr Spawn brought me shoes so I could get out.  The glass door company replaced for free since the doors were only a couple years old.  It was scary but not call the news scary.
 
2021-04-21 5:46:25 PM  

Nick Nostril: Our master bath has a set of sliding glass doors that I installed when I redid the entire bathroom. Has its advantages and disadvantages. Keeping them clean is the primary disadvantage, as well as when you're trying to clean the floor of the shower. Otherwise, I prefer them to curtains.

/ kick myself for not putting in a tub faucet in the shower
// would have made cleaning the shower a lot easier, even if it would have looked a bit funny


Three words:

Citric acid solution.

Takes the mineral spots off in a flash.  No odor.

It's like $10 for a 5lb bag on Amazon, should last a couple of years.
 
2021-04-21 5:49:19 PM  
It's more expensive and heavier, but laminated glass is the way to go for any glass doors/windows in a bathroom.  Tempered glass is designed to break into little pieces so you don't get any major injuries but you can still get minor cuts and scrapes, whereas laminated glass is designed to stay in one piece.
 
2021-04-21 5:59:17 PM  
Tempered glass, man. Tough as Superman's knuckles up until the instant it isn't. That instant may not have any precipitating event either
 
2021-04-21 6:04:25 PM  

poorjon: Tempered glass, man. Tough as Superman's knuckles up until the instant it isn't. That instant may not have any precipitating event either


Potential energy, baby!
 
2021-04-21 6:05:09 PM  

bughunter: Nick Nostril: Our master bath has a set of sliding glass doors that I installed when I redid the entire bathroom. Has its advantages and disadvantages. Keeping them clean is the primary disadvantage, as well as when you're trying to clean the floor of the shower. Otherwise, I prefer them to curtains.

/ kick myself for not putting in a tub faucet in the shower
// would have made cleaning the shower a lot easier, even if it would have looked a bit funny

Three words:

Citric acid solution.

Takes the mineral spots off in a flash.  No odor.

It's like $10 for a 5lb bag on Amazon, should last a couple of years.


Will give it a try. I've even resorted to running my pressure washer in through the bathroom window. Didn't work that great.
 
2021-04-21 6:12:17 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Rent Party: Our surround door came off the track and shattered all over my wife.  It cut and nicked her up as safety glass shatters into a brazillian pieces and it scared the shiat out of her.   I spent the next twn days or so with the shop vac getting stray bits up off the floor.

It sucked.

Isn't safety glass supposed to be.......safe?


It's much safer than being sliced by large shards of untempered glass.
 
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