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Specifying Holes in Glass How do I specify my glass if I need holes or special angles?Use plywood to create templates of your finished glass requirements. Cut the pieces to size and place holes as needed for brackets. Send the templates to your glass supp...
Glass Railing shoe moulding is designed to be used with structural, tempered glass. A load placed on the top of a glass railing system is transfered to the base and places very large stresses on the surface and connection. Structural load tests are avai...
The nature of tempered glass is that it breaks based on a point impact and shatters in tiny pieces which are less likely to cause injury. However, while the surface of tempered glass is highly resistant to impact spread over the face of the panel, the e...
Yes, Glass Railing may be used in external applications but proper precautions must be taken to prevent the accumulation of water in the shoe. This is of particular concern if you are using a dry glaze method which results in multiple voids around the g...
The building code requirements for glass in balusters may be one of the following:Single fully-tempered glass Laminated fully-tempered glass Laminated heat-strengthened glass
_HOW IS THE GLASS SET IN THE SHOE MOULDING?_ The glass may be set into the shoe with a wet or a dry glaze process. Our method of dry glazing is utilizing the Wagner PanelGrip. Click here to learn more about PanelGrip The following wet glaze method is...
The methods we show in our catalog and on our website are those that we have tested and can provide engineering data. Other attachments and substrates are possible but would need to be reviewed by an engineer to confirm their ability to meet code requirem...
This has become a very controversial issue with much confusion over interpretation. There are numerous installations which are glass rail instalaltions without a rail on top of the glass. According to the ICC, this is not code compliant in a guard situati...
Building code requirements vary across the country. Generally, guard load requirements will either be expressed as a "uniform load" or a "concentrated load". These loads are not to be applied concurrently. Most codes will require one or the other or the m...
In discussions with the ICC directly, their position is that a top railing is required. The reason is that the glass and its support system must meet a 200 lb concentrated or 50 lb/ft uniform load at the TOP by a safety factor of 4. This means that the ba...
DO YOU HAVE ENGINEERING DATA ON TEMPERED GLASS? Wagner does not supply glass. As such, we do not have engineering data on the glass. However, the following information is based on data provided by The California Glass Association publication "The Source...
The name self-cleaning can be as always misleading and therefore irrespective of how you treat the glass it will still actually require cleaning and maintenance. So, what is self-cleaning glass, and what types of self-cleaning glass are there? Well I...
PanelGrip Installation: 1.    Plumbing PanelGrip® Base Shoe Moulding Before completing attachment of PanelGrip Base Shoe Moulding to substrate  – take all necessary steps to assure that the mounted Shoe is adjusted such that the inside channel of the Shoe...
WHAT TYPE OF GLASS MAY BE USED AS BALUSTERS? The building code requirements for glass in balusters may be one of the following: * Single fully-tempered glass * Laminated fully-tempered glass * Laminated heat-strengthened glass The video below s...
There is no reason that you couldn't use acrylic over glass with the following provisions: * Structural integrity of the acrylic * Nominal thickness of the acrylic. – The Panel Grip mechanisms have a clamping range in which the clamps perform. In my e...