Cracked A Pane :(

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Donny, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    2nd house this morning, upvc double glazing, on about our 3rd window ( kitchen) when i heard a crack, front pane off the double glazing unit had a crack from top too bottom, cudnae believe it, checked water temp, set half way so not hot, checked air temp , it was 1*C , no probs on any other windows on same house, could only have been thermal shock i reckon, but didnt seem that cold , what can you do , phoned a local glazier and told him too fix it, told punter and she was really good about it, kinda made me worry for rest off day but we didnt have any issues, funny thing was we were cleaning last week in - temps with no problems , aw well
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    not good, maybe had a little crack in the glass anyway?
     
  3. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Sounds like thermal shock to me it doesn't have to be below 0 for this to happen either.

    What was the damage to get replaced
     
  4. keir

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    unlucky mate
     
  5. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    Aint got bill yet, but double glazed unit gonna be ouch pounds lol , dunno if glass was already damaged RC didnt notice any marks before we cleaned , ill let youe know what bill was.
     
  6. rcproperty

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    depends, do you know they guy? or is it some random guy you phoned?

    I have repaced glass before for people and i got the glass units made from £10-£25.
     
  7. vespawho

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    Agree with RC.....the glass shouldnt cost silly money, dont get conned
     
  8. Smurf

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    Sorry to hear that Donny...You are the first that I know of that this has happened to using warm water.

    When I'm cleaning cold glass I always check/monitor with a hand held tds what temp the water is coming out at the brush jets so can adjust the heater accordingly if need be. ;)
     
  9. Donny

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    I know the glazier so im sure i wont get ripped off, hopefull wont be too much .
     
  10. Donny

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    Good idea Smurf , ill use that idea next cold day
     
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