Warning & caution
- Because the wires in the glass are torn off when wired glass is cut, exposed edges can easily cause injury and the edge strength is approximately half that of ordinary flat glass (100 kgf/sq.cm) Consequently, bear in mind that wired glass is more susceptible to thermal breakage than float glass.
- Though the surface of the wire used in wired glass is specially treated to prevent rusting, cut edges are not treated and can rust depending on the circumstances (particularly the presence of moisture.) Severe rusting can cause the wires to swell, causing cracks in the edge of the glass and lowering the edge strength of the glass, which can in turn cause thermal breakage.
Notes on Use and Maintenance
- Radiant heat from heating appliance, water heater and cooking stove can cause thermal breakage. Take care that such appliance do not face directly to the glass.
- Thick curtain or furniture placed directly against the glass can cause heat to accumulate and result in thermal breakage. Take care to avoid this.
Notes on Design and Installation
- Install this product using the glazing procedures for wired glass.
- Though wired glass can be difficult to cut, make any cuts as cleanly as possible.
- For edge treatments such as polishing, use a sander with 120-drade abrasive or finer
- If wired glass is used in location such as an atrium or pool where it is exposed to severe
environmental conditions or in location where maintenance is difficult, thorough measures
must be taken to prevent rust breakage.
Glazing and Installing Wired Glass
- Use only sashes provided with water drainage features as stipulated standard.
- Use a high-quality elastic sealant (but not acetic acid-based sealants) to ensure that the glass
edges are completely waterproofed.
- Use polyethylene foam or chloroprene rubber as the backup material.
- In 2 locations along the bottom groove of the frame, use setting blocks of high-quality PVC
resin or chloroprene rubber with a hardness of at least 90 degree
- PVC bead is not suitable for glazing wired glass as it does not ensure that the glass edges
are fully waterproofed, If the use of PVC bead is unavoidable, one of the waterproofing treatments described below must be used on the glass edges to prevent rust breakage.
- Application of rust-preventive paint.
- Application of rust-preventive oil (ex.Mobil's Metal Guard #831)
- Application of butyl rubber tape