[Greenbuilding] glass panels as porch roof?

Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn info at ecobrooklyn.com
Sun Apr 27 16:12:43 MDT 2014


A little unconventional but I've used the film that's used on storefront
windows to protect against arson, bombs etc. With the adhesive that
you can also
attached the pane to its frame the thing becomes, well, bombproof. It will
shatter but stay in place. You have to hack it with a bat fifty times to
get through.

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Michael O'Brien <obrien at hevanet.com> wrote:

> Hi, Reuben--
>
> Using non-tempered glass overhead is not permitted by code in Oregon.
>
> Even tempered glass I think is iffy. It can break, for example if it were
> stressed along an edge by a stray screw, and if it breaks the falling
> chunks don't become popcorn size until they hit the floor.
>
> Best, Mike
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 27, 2014, at 2:38 PM, Reuben Deumling <9watts at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That is very helpful, Clarke. Thank you.
> Is using non-tempered glass for this kind of application to be avoided as
> a rule?
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Clarke Olsen <colsen at fairpoint.net>wrote:
>
> True, tempered glass can't be cut, but there are at least 4 standard
> sizes: 28" x 76, 34" x 76, 46" x 76, 33" x 75,
> and maybe 45" x 75".
>
>     Clarke Olsen
> clarkeolsendesign.com
> 373 route 203
> Spencertown, NY 12165
> USA
> 518-392-4640
> colsen at taconic.net
>
>
>
>
> On Apr 27, 2014, at 2:45 PM, Reuben Deumling <9watts at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> So I'm finally getting around to putting this roof together. I appreciate
> the glass patio door reuse idea, and am proceeding full steam. Got four
> doors already.
> ....
>
> Except I just found out via that crazy thing we call the internet that
> these tempered panels can't be cut! Three of the doors will work out full
> height, but the width I'd settled on for most of the roof is 53". I figured
> I'd just have the local glass shop cut all those ~77" doors down to 53" and
> I'd be in business. Ha!
>
> Running the doors the other way isn't really a possibility.  Or at least
> I've not thought of a clever way to make that work.
>
> Thoughts?
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Clarke Olsen <colsen at fairpoint.net>wrote:
>
>

-- 
Gennaro Brooks-Church
Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
www.EcoBrooklyn.com
22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231
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