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What would cause a glass shower door to explode?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, why would a glass shower door explode?
Because the surface of tempered glass is under pressure, the Consumer Product Safety Commission explained in a safety alert, “scratches, installation error or other factors” can lead to its sudden shattering.
Likewise, how do I stop my shower door from shattering? Check your glass door every few months. Be sure to look at the edges of the screen for any minuscule chips or cracks. You should also make sure that all brackets and screws are correctly in place.
Moreover, what would cause tempered glass to explode?
Exploding glass is a phenomenon by which toughened glass (or tempered) may spontaneously break (or explode) without any apparent reason. The most common causes are: Binding of the glass in the frame, causing stresses to develop as the glass expands and contracts due to thermal changes or deflects due to wind.
Are glass shower doors dangerous?
Fortunately, federal codes require that glass shower doors be made of tempered safety glass. This means that when shattering happens, the glass breaks into many small pieces rather than large jagged pieces. While these smaller pieces are definitely less dangerous than non-tempered glass, lacerations can still occur.