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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

If you are not in a hurry you could try selling the glass to someone in one piece. Put it on craigslist or facebook or whatever local buy/sell service is popular where you live. Who knows, maybe ...
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How can you get algae out of of a glass bottle?

Use sand. If you are close to some source of sand, you could put some into the bottle and swirl it around to "scrub" the bottom of the bottle with some hot soapy water. Sand is fine in size, abrasive,...
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

It is very usefull (and cheap btw) where nothing can be see through it by eyes, but sun (or light from another room) can pass it. So we talking about privacy window films. You can find it (in my ...
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Is there an effective way to clean up shattered glass from a floor?

Broken glass pieces are sometimes scattered to an invisible size. It is important to clean these scattered and splashed broken glass in the best way possible. Otherwise, another accident or injury may ...
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Removing water stuck inside a double glass cup

My glasses are conventional borosilicate glasses which each has a tiny hole sealed with a hardly visible silicon plug on the bottom. Most double-wall glass coffee mugs are like that. When washed at ...
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How can you get algae out of of a glass bottle?

If you let some chlorine bleach stand in the bottle overnight any and all organic stuff will have been de-colourised and softened up enough to most likely rinse out. We soak out water bottles ...
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How to best clean unused wax out of a glass votive candle holder?

I usually put the candle holder in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning I take a knife and pop the wax off. Works every time.
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

I am not a big fan of uncontrolled shattering of the glass - shards everywhere and it’s hard to control, even within a bag or box. I recommend you get a (diamond) glass cutter to neatly cut up the ...
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

Craft stores, when I was a kid, carried a paint-on glass coating that dried to a crystalline appearance. The colorless variety blocked very little light, but it scattered very effectively -- meaning ...
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

If you need this to be easily removable I suggest you make up a saturated solution of salt and water (keep adding salt until the salt won't dissolve any more) then spray it on the window. When it ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

The best way to break glass in a safe and easily disposable manner is to duct tape the entire large face of the glass. when the glass is broken the pieces will not shatter all over the place but ...
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Any idea how to remove this build-up from glass shower door?

Know thy enemy What you are up against, is most likely a bildup of lime, PLUS fatty residue that splashes on the glass when you shower, enhanced in stubbornness by additional compounds from your soap ...
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How can I prevent slugs on my glass sliding doors

WD-40 can be used in the bottom part of your glass door so they won't be able to climb, sliding down, and it will be invisible. WD-40 is waterproof, so it will be effective as a barrier even after a ...
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

If you don't need it to be reversible, you can make a glue chipped glass. It is traditional, so don't know if it even counts as hack, but is fast, simple and cheap. Buy animal glue. Bone glue, fish ...
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Cleaning the back of LCD screen

You got some REALLY BAD ADVICE. You cannot remove the acetone. You have melted the plastic on the back of the screen. Acetone is a solvent for plastic. If the area is very lightly affected, you may ...
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How to best clean unused wax out of a glass votive candle holder?

Most candle waxes melt at 130-150 F (55-60 C). Immerse the votive glass in near-boiling water, and the wax will melt and float out. While still hot, wash with the hottest water available from your ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

A plastic membrane would probably get cut up by the glass. Shards of glass would fall through it while you're transporting it. That would be dangerous. I suggest going to the recycling center to see ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

Wrap it in an old blanket or tarpaulin, don gloves and safety goggles and good footwear, place it across two trestles, then drop a sledgehammer on it, then empty the contents of the blanket carefully ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

Pay someone to dispose of it correctly This is going to be a lot of hassle, for many reasons listed in the other answers such as: The door is likely tempered and therefore won't cut easily Breaking ...
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How to break a 2x1 meter glass in a safe and handy way?

Is there a habitat for humanity near you? If so, contact them and see if they can use it or suggest a place to donate it to. Churches might have ideas also. At the recycling center near me they ...
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How to clean crystal stones, healing stones

Add some vinegar to your water and soak, and this will allow you to scrub off the stains easily. For particularly hard mineral stains, take paper towels and soak them in vinegar and apply them ...
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Is there an effective way to clean up shattered glass from a floor?

@Mordecai's answer has all the right methods for picking up the glass, all I would add is that a bright torch really helps to make shards of glass more visible on the floor. You need to keep moving ...
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Need ideas on some better glass washers

A microfibre cloth cleans very well, because of the tiny hooks all over it. In the first picture I have put one corner into the glass. In the second picture I have screwed it around so it is tight in ...
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How to avoid background reflection Computer display

A variant of the quilters plastic template suggested by @holroy : punched pocket, the one which are a bit rough or "granular". It's kind of a quick/cheap fix because there is some color issue on white ...
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

I have many chipmunks in my yard. After scraping out what I could, I put the plastic peanut butter jar in the yard, wedged between heavy plant containers. Tossing in a little bird seed makes it even ...
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How can you get algae out of of a glass bottle?

Denture cleaning tablets are useful for cleaning out bottles with a neck too small to admit a brush or hand.
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

Somewhat similar to the tissue paper suggestion: waxpaper. It is cheap, quick, and less likely to tear than tissue paper.
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How to remove super glue from prescription eye-glasses lens

Put your glasses in the freezer overnight. This will make the glue brittle and easy to scrape off with a fingernail.
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How to remove scratches on windshield caused by scotch brite?

The abrasive in Scotchbrite sponges (for washing dishes, right?) shouldn't scratch glass, so what you're probably seeing is fine streaks or gouges in residual adhesive from the sticker. A solvent ...
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Removing water stuck inside a double glass cup

The glass is already broken (or no water would have been able to get in). The break may seal at room temperature, and open up when the glass is heated. To test this: Take a vessel that's larger ...
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