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Old 10-15-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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Anybody know if it is ok to sand glass??

I went today and got glass cut for my sump. I got the peices cut 12inches in length b/c that is how wide the tank is. Well of course now they wont go in straight. I was wondering if I could sand with some sand paper a little off the ends so I can get the pieces in place, or what should I do???


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Old 10-15-2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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you can but you are going to be sanding it for a long time and you run the risk of cracking the glass. just put in the pieces diagonally and say you planned it that way
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Grim, Will the pieces hold up and be stable in diagonal? I figured you wanted a tight of fit as possible.
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It can work diagonally, however the load would be better distributed and more easily sealed with 90 degree corner edges.

Did you get the glass cut at a glass shop? Have you asked them to trim the edges to fit straight?
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that is called seaming the edges
the best thing i think ti do is take the completed tank to a glass shop and have them seam the edges for you shouldnt cost more than 10 bucks

i had them replace a glass top for me i broke in transit was only 15 bucks for the glass top with seamed edges
now i gotta find some stick on handles
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