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Glass shower screen exploding

AHoy
Experienced Contributor

Glass shower screen exploding

 Hi all,

 

Just read this alarming story. http://www.theage.com.au/wa-news/he-was-just-screaming-perth-mothers-warning-after-shower-explodes-w...

 

Is it common for glass shower screens to explode like this? I had heard of glass pool fences exploding in the heat but not shower screens. 

MartyH
Valued Contributor

Re: Glass shower screen exploding

I remember there was a bit of focus on this a few years ago. I believe most problems occur from stress during handling or installation, but that it can take time for the weakness to reach breaking point. 

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