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Grizzly Weinstein
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April 2009
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Grizzly Weinstein [userpic]

I was putting my new crown molding knives in my planer this afternoon when I heard a loud crack. It sounded something like an exploding fluorescent light bulb. I looked at the lights in the shop and they all looked ok. I went out to checkout the outside lights, perhaps someone had thrown a rock at them; they all looked fine also. I finally noticed what it was; the rear driver's side window of my XTerra had just shattered. I have no idea why, I wasn't doing anything that could cause it (I was changing blades hadn't even turned a tool on yet).

I did learn something useful; carry clear packing tape in your car. I taped over the shattered window so that if it did fall out, it would all fall out in one piece and there wouldn't be shards of glass all over the place. I then covered it with cardboard and taped the cardboard to the backdoor handle and the taillight; no tape on the paint.


Spontaneously shattering windows? I fear your car. I hope it doesn't take much to fix. *comf*

you SURE do have a lot of cracks in your life.
you lucky guy.

Was there a quick heat change? like you were outside and parked near the heat output?

I've seen sudden heat changes crack glass before.

I thought this to

But the car was out of the sunlight, in an unheated shop. It has been there about a half an hour when it happened.

I'm wondering if they didn't tork the back end of your car when they put in the new shock and caused the hairline fracture that exploded so impressively later. Whaddya think?


How excited we were to read about another crack in your life, only to find out it was glass, not concrete.

Our opinion is that you did this as a tease to the dozens of Crack Team staff who read your site hourly.....OK, bi-monthly, that's not important now.

Please refrain from any crack references unless it applies to your own crack. Defined as you will.

Sidney Crackstein, CEO, The Crack Team