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[–]merlinrising 5864 points5865 points 4 (166 children)

When the glass doesn't come preassembled

[–]Chilipepah 1793 points1794 points  (96 children)

Ikea glass

[–]nathanaelmaalm 296 points297 points  (13 children)

For only 50 SEK

[–]isk2tech 83 points84 points  (9 children)

Called the Sidnleq

[–]off-and-on 92 points93 points  (8 children)

Actually it's the Kras

[–]seejordan3 78 points79 points  (6 children)

If you look closer, its the Glasflis. The Kras only has one door handle. The Glasflis has two.

[–]Chilipepah 24 points25 points  (4 children)

3 shards missing / door aswell

[–]Mimical 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Step 1: Glass shards.

Step 2: Fully functional shower door.

Step 3: Wipe with cloth to clean.

This unit passed QC by: Lars Andersson. Good fucking luck tracking him down.

[–]SolitaryEgg 153 points154 points  (58 children)

Not knocking you or anything, as this was a solid joke.

Just throwing it out there that it's sorta funny that ikea has the running "hard to assemble" gag, when they actually sorta revolutionized making it easy.

I recently bought some real-wood furniture from a non-ikea furniture co, and good lord. A million screws and nails. Wood glue. Having to use a damn t-square to line up angles and shit. Was a nightmare.

Made me miss IKEA and their little twist-to-lock assemblies.

[–]falls_asleep_reading 80 points81 points  (34 children)

I have a couple of Ikea shelves and a TV stand that are ten years old, have been through four moves and are still as solid as can be. I've never had any trouble putting Ikea stuff together (but I know some folks have sometimes), but I will never knock Ikea for having cheap, solid furniture.

[–]MikeBruski 109 points110 points  (13 children)

I find that people who have problems assembling IKEA stuff also have problems with other simple basic tasks in life.

[–]Twirlingbarbie 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah I honestly have never had any problems putting their stuff together, I even did my wardrobe by myself while my dad was kinda looking around the corner of my door to see if I was doing alright "Can I help?" "No"

[–]Bury_Me_At_Sea 33 points34 points  (5 children)

Yeah, ikea is super easy. Barely an inconvenience.

[–]MartialLol 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Pitch meeting references are TIGHT!

[–]thisismenow1989 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I put together my girlfriend's bookcase the other day in like 25 minutes on my own. Just read the directions ya knobs. The ex's wardrobe was a little tougher but I thinks that's because she was helping hahaa

[–]MikeBruski 6 points7 points  (0 children)

you dont even need reading skills, the instructions have drawings and are already made idiot proof.

and yet, some people struggle with them.

[–]TheseWereThePlaces 48 points49 points  (8 children)

I have good spatial reasoning skills. My spouse, no spatial reasoning skills at all. We bought a reasonably complicated ikea bed for my daughter and I might as well have asked a puppy to help me because she had no idea what was going on the whole time. Just a complete inability to visualize the assembly.

So I guess I'm saying I'm sympathetic. Ikea makes it as simple as possible but I can see how it would be intimidating.

[–]falls_asleep_reading 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Oh yeah, I can get why people might struggle or be intimidated. I had to help my sister put a piece of furniture together once and the simplest way of doing that was to have her be a sentient toolbox (and occasionally help hold something at the right angle while I fastened it in place).

Some people struggle with spatial and/or with understanding diagrams the way that I struggle with public transit schedules and forms since my TBI. But in comparison to most furniture (like my bed, which is solid wood and has these weird bolts you use to put it together), IKEA stuff is pretty simple. :)

[–]TheseWereThePlaces 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My spouse doesn't like being treated like a sentient toolbox. It takes a little more management to get her to hand me parts and tools without her catching on :)

I'm sorry about your injury. I know a few people who struggle with similar things and I understand how life-changing and frustrating it can be.

[–]devils_advocaat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

sentient toolbox

Great band name

[–]NotElizaHenry 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I also have no spatial reasoning skills but love Ikea. I orient my body so up in the drawing is always up in real life and every time I start to formulate the thought “they must have done the drawing wrong” I remind myself that I’m an idiot.

[–]JollyObligation2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your description of asking a puppy to help is accurate.

I have a complicated STEM job that required a lot of fancy education. I feel like a puppy when looking at IKEA instructions.

Thanks for the laugh, internet stranger.

[–]Bertolapadula 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I had an ikea bed frame, box shelf, and night stand. I've dissembled and resembled them at least 6 times through 6 different moves. easily best purchases I've ever made as far as furniture. now I have a bunch of solid wood furniture that will be a pain in ass when I move again in 2 years

[–]mypancreashatesme 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Got an IKEA bookshelf like 15 years ago at least. Once it hit about 5 or 6 years old and looked a little droopy my dad took it into the backyard to work on it and reinforce a couple of places and that baby is still holding up just as well as when I first got it!

[–]sifuyee[🍰] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

As I type this now my laptop rests upon a 24 year old Ikea desk that has been moved at least 4 times between houses and probably an additional dozen times between rooms. My ziplock back of interchangeable Ikea hardware leftovers has been instrumental in keeping it all in great condition as things wore out. Still looks great.

[–]dobbermanowner 3 points4 points  (1 child)

As solid as partical board can be. Reason for choice of material being that they anticipate people changing interior of homes more frequently then in past times. Who really needs a dresser to last 60 years anymore? But fact of matter is if you take care of something, you can make it last.

[–]kannin92 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Recently drove 2 hours for idea furniture vs getting walmart/target stuff for our nursery. It was half the cost and the same if not better quality.

[–]xelle24 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have an IKEA shelving unit that's 20 years old. Still good as new. Couple of times a year I get the little Allen wrench out and tighten all the bolts.

I wish they still made that one - my 10 year old BILLY bookcases are good, but aren't quite as sturdy.

[–]__onlysaysDOPE__ 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Your are very right. The other side of this is that for a long time a much larger proportion furniture was much more expensive and either:

Fully assembled on delivery (and delivered by a white glove service who brought it in, placed, and any packaging disposed of).

If not fully assembled, part of the above delivery process was assembly as well. Professionals did the work so people didn't have the same frame of reference for what that might involve. This happens either on site or at a warehouse just before delivery to the customer.

I'm specifically referring to chests, dressers, cabinets etc. Things with drawers, doors, lots of panels. Dining tables, beds, etc, have had a longer history of self assembly but also generally only have a few simple parts (legs & table top for example).

IKEA helped normalise self assembly for complicated constructions and reduce the price point of furniture for the masses, and with that, lots of competitors emerged and self assembly became more common. Most unfortunately aren't able to design products that are as simple to put together because it involves much more development time and costs and a strong manufacturing process to support consistent quality between parts.

IKEA cops the hate because they are one of the only worldwide brands that people recognise in this space but from experience they are still leaders when it comes to user friendly assembly.

Obviously they weren't the first to do this, they just did it way better than anyone else and earlier than most.

Source: I work in supply chain and logistics for furniture (mid-market solid timber furniture).

[–]NotElizaHenry 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I will defend Ikea till the day I die. If I get to the end of an Ikea assembly and have a bolt left over, there’s no question that it’s my fault. If the instructions seem weird or like it would make more sense to do step 5 before step 4, nope, it doesn’t, and I’ll definitely be punished for my hubris later. If you think you know better than the Ikea instructions, you’re being a fool. A fool! IKEA’s quality control is a marvel of the modern world.

On the other end of the spectrum, last week I assembled a little cart from Wayfair and had 5/15 bolts left over with no possible place I could have put them.

[–]Apple22Over7 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I've had bits left over from IKEA stuff.. But it doesn't matter. The instructions clearly lay out how many of each piece you need before you start assembly - you count those out nad keep the rest as spares. I was told they put extras in incase something gets lost, or if you need a spare. Sometimes it's because they just pack the screws in bags of 8 and even if your dresser only needs 6 it's more efficient and economical to give you the 8 than it is to pack separate bags of 6 screws. Besides, it's always better to have too many screws than not enough.

[–]sob317 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bought a cheap little non-IKEA entertainment center a few years back that had nearly a hundred assorted screws in it. They all came in the same bag and ranged from about 1/2" to 3". The instructions didn't differentiate between any of the screw sizes though and just showed the exact same screw picture for every page so it was a total guessing game. Spent about two hours trying to piece it together then eventually gave up and returned it.

[–]postmateDumbass 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I feel bad for people that struggle with Ikea stuff because it means they didn't get Legos as a kid.

[–]talithar1 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Got my husband a gas/charcoal grill combo. Took him a week to assemble. A gazillion parts/pieces. Even had to drill holes. Good damn thing he’s an engineer or it would never have gotten done. Oh and the instructions needed a 10x magnifier to read. And, I forgot, he had some hardware leftover.

[–]cn2092 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I put things together sometimes as a side job (dressers, desks, beds, cabinets, etc). The hardest thing I ever put together was a damn grill. I thought, "oh it's a grill! Easy money; half hour tops!" Nah, man. Three solid hours. The instructions were HORRIBLE. I'm quite good at putting stuff together, if I do say so myself. Often I can figure it out without the directions, even. This grill, though.... made a fool out of me for sure. I have since refused to take any grill assembly jobs. Wasn't even worth the money.

[–]YourAvgGamer88 211 points212 points  (31 children)

I choked on my bagel reading this!

[–]_Devinheart_ 79 points80 points  (29 children)

I choked on my waffle

[–]Stitch-point 200 points201 points  (22 children)

I choked on my husband's.....wait, wrong sub.

[–]niiigggaaa 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Wait your husband has a sub? I'm hungry damnit.

[–]WergleTheProud 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I think that makes you the sub...

[–]darthcharsobees 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Hard to swallow all these puns, dammit.

[–]Stitch-point 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I can teach you how.

[–]darthcharsobees 5 points6 points  (0 children)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

[–]Hidesuru 3 points4 points  (3 children)

So how's that inbox doing? Lol.

[–]Stitch-point 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Not as well as my husband.

[–]Hidesuru 4 points5 points  (0 children)

LMAO. You got jokes, I respect that. Take care!

[–]darthcharsobees 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I acknowledge your hustle

[–]ATL_Beekeeper 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Ikea: Glassenbag

[–]Courtney_JLA_ 24 points25 points  (8 children)

I choked on my vegemite toast reading this

[–]Captcha_droid 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Are you sure it wasn’t that you were eating vegemite?

[–]teddyb9000 4 points5 points  (1 child)

U brussels?!

[–]TheRealAlkemyst 4 points5 points  (0 children)

and full of muscles.

[–]xcar911 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I got tape if you need some

[–]Low_Department668 1569 points1570 points  (77 children)

Exfoliating

[–]Temporarily__Alone 2281 points2282 points  (68 children)

This happened to my dad.

Of course 3 year old me toddles into the bathroom. Just as my dad warns me to stay out cause he's working with tools, the drill bit nicks the glass and it shatters in a pile around our feet.

I instantly reached down excited to touch and dig my hands into this new shiny material. Dad reflexes kick in and he grabs both my wrists above my head and swings me out of the bathroom and onto the bed in the next room with one sweeping motion.

I think this is my first memory. So much stuff happened in 3 seconds that I think it jumpstarted my permanent memory storage.

[–]XX-Burner 675 points676 points  (27 children)

Dads and their dad reflex are so awesome

[–]been2thehi4 274 points275 points  (9 children)

When my husband exhibits dad reflexes.... it’s a legit turn on. Dad reflexes are indeed awesome.

[–]AnImpatientWizard 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Yeah. Adrenaline can make you do some cool stuff. And doing cool stuff is pretty hot.

[–]crankbot2000 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Like the other day when my son grabbed a piece of food with his fingers and started to put it in his mouth. The problem was he also had a fork in his hand with the pointy bits headed straight for his eyeball.

Yelled and snatched that fork right before he kebabed his eye. Scared the shit out of him but at least he still has 2 eyes.

[–]copper_rainbows 58 points59 points  (18 children)

I can just picture this!! Gotta love good dads

[–]Temporarily__Alone 65 points66 points  (14 children)

Right?? I get to be a dad now, and while I will never be on my dad’s reflex level, I can proudly say that I have saved my 8 month old’s life around a dozen times already.

[–]copper_rainbows 29 points30 points  (2 children)

There’s a video compilation out there some parent took of all the reasons their kid was crying, things like “he’s crying because I wouldn’t let him put his fingers in the electrical outlet”.

Kids are weird man

[–]thatonebitchL 16 points17 points  (0 children)

He's crying because he can't get in the oven with the cornbread is the one I remember haha

[–]maymays01 57 points58 points  (6 children)

A dozen times at 8 months, pft, it's like your child isn't even try to kill themself.

/s

[–]basssfinatic 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Can confirm. 9 month old has a death wish

[–]Temporarily__Alone 22 points23 points  (1 child)

My wife saved him the other 200 times.

[–]AttractivePoosance 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Well my 2 year old is trying to suicide at a 3rd grade level.

[–]tama_chan 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Learn the heimlich for infants! I had to save my son from choking a few years ago when he started to eat solid foods, I can’t remember what it was but scared the shit out of me.

Thankfully I knew what to do and just got up and did it before my brain could even process what was happening. In process of getting him out of the chair I ended up picking up the entire chair cause he wasn’t unbuckled. Held him face down in palm of my hand and gave a forceful slap/thrust on his back. Food shot right out onto the floor.

I didn’t settle in for a while how bad things could have been.

Please learn heimlich for infants if you don’t already know it.

[–]Temporarily__Alone 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I do! I took courses and refreshers when we got pregnant.

I actually almost fatally choked when I was younger on solid foods as well. My mom is also a peds nurse (she saved me and never lets me forget it haha). And I'm deathly afraid of my kids dying.

So, I fortunately (unfortunately?) have a LOT of reasons to stay current.

[–]figgypie 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Kids are adorable suicidal maniacs. My husband and I are constantly on alert to keep our toddler alive, despite her best efforts lol.

[–]amd2800barton 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There was a video game where you play as either a parent or a toddler. The toddler's goal is to kill themselves, and the parents goal is to stop them. There were some pretty entertaining twitch streams of the toddler and parent just fighting over the toddler being in the oven.

[–]crankbot2000 23 points24 points  (0 children)

A new core memory!

[–]IamtheBiscuit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Why the hell are toddlers drawn to bodily harm? It's like they can smell danger. My toddler made a game of fucking with electrical outlets just to get a rise out of my wife....

[–]ipeedtoday 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My son shattered our shower door a while ago. Wife and I heard a loud boom and rattling upstairs. I went up and saw my son standing naked in a pile of glass with the biggest Oh shit look I have ever seen. Luckily he didn't try to walk and only had a couple small scratches on his legs.

[–]NinjaChemist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I dropped a candle on my kitchen floor and it shattered into a million pieces. Both of my toddler twins got up from their breakfast to race over and play with the shiny new pieces. I did the same thing as your father did, although I left a mark on my one son's belly from my arm swinging over to stop him milliseconds from stepping into the glass shards and marking my first toddler twin ER visit.

[–]Hi_Jen 577 points578 points  (242 children)

This really need context, like how did this happen?!

[–]Thatsnotano[S] 998 points999 points  (237 children)

The contractor dropped it.

[–]billbixbyakahulk 1213 points1214 points  (32 children)

I'm no glass expert, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to do that.

[–]subzerojosh_1 199 points200 points  (8 children)

All depends on what the customer ordered, 1 day someone will order a shower and a pile of glass

[–]GroovyTrout 103 points104 points  (3 children)

Looks like this guy ordered a shower of glass

[–]Gooseandtheegg 3 points4 points  (2 children)

slow claps in my head with 20 other people

[–]Memanders 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How did I get here? Why am I clapping? Who are all you people?

[–]peterthefatman 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Well come on the contractors lazy then, if customer wanted a pile of glass I expect it to come pre shattered and shoveled into my bathroom like he’s shoveling snow

[–]NapalmOverdos3 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Am a glass expert. Can confirm should not drop it

[–]1398329370484 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Thank you. The suspense was killing me.

[–]fallway 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I always appreciate when a professional can come in and provide their expert opinion on the matter

[–]SunriseSurprise 25 points26 points  (2 children)

"Didn't see a 'Don't Drop' notice on it, not my problem."

[–]whodiditifnotme 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Found the Lawyer! I can wait to peel warning labels off every cup/Glas/Window to not drop them.

[–]macsb 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It’s fine. You just hit ctrl+Z.

[–]tobaknowsss 85 points86 points  (137 children)

Mistakes happen. Hopefully the contractor has to pay for a new one? Hope it wasn't expensive!

[–]Get_off_critter 58 points59 points  (62 children)

Glass shower doors = stupid expensive

[–]Mydickyourhole 32 points33 points  (14 children)

They are. I sell them.

[–]EmperorPickle 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Agreed. I install them.

[–]zimzumpogotwig 2 points3 points  (6 children)

I’ve got an older shower door with the frosted glass on a steam type shower. Are the new totally transparent glass doors worth the money? I feel like I see photos of them in pieces like this all the time on here. I don’t want to buy one and regret it.

[–]Meggantastic 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Giant pain in the ass to keep clean, too! They show every drop of soap. When we redo our bathroom I am going back to the frosted.

[–]akatherder 13 points14 points  (27 children)

I'm sure there are more expensive ones, but I just got a new shower door and the ones I priced were $100-300.

[–]In-Justice-4-all 11 points12 points  (26 children)

3200 for mine

[–]Ganon_Cubana 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Does it have robot arms that scrub you down? What's this thing made of?

[–]xaldarin 7 points8 points  (5 children)

My whole 80" x 60" frameless shower system I just put in was $1000, and it had two sliding doors.

[–]El-mas-puto-de-todos 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Wow do you live in a mansion? I thought I was living large with my orange 5 gallon bucket.

[–]Toolatelostcause 8 points9 points  (16 children)

Damn you overpaid by way too much

[–]Blehe 9 points10 points  (14 children)

No necessarily.

It all depends on the type of glass, hardware, size and area of residence.

I manage a glass company in the greater Chicago area and I’ve seen them range from $1,000 to $8,000+

[–]tehreal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got to see that shower

[–]MrAykron 79 points80 points  (56 children)

They can just call the company, claim it popped in their hand and will have a new panel free of charge. For most company anyways

[–]lestofante 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not sure where this happened but in my country contractor have mandatory insurance against fuck up, of course there is a cap but not something normal house owner should worry

[–]mrbojanglz37 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The glass itself is cheap. It's the polished edges (if a frameless enclosure), and tempering the glass that is expensive.

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    [–]hdt18 30 points31 points  (7 children)

    If you're remodeling a bathroom and you agree to pay them by the hour, you're getting swindled. Get the cost locked in before they even start or find a different contractor.

    [–]whodiditifnotme 17 points18 points  (2 children)

    I worked in construction, never pay us by the hour! Fixed Price and detailed quality of work requirements are a must.

    [–]RockMeImADais 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I'm a contractor and would never even take hourly work. It's just bad for both parties. Either the customer is pissed my guys had to run to home depot "on the clock" or we're feeling under the gun to make sure you're getting your money's worth. You get a written bid itemized out with detailed expectations and a start and end date with blueprints and materials attached. Unless it's fixtures lol. Y'all can buy those yourself.

    [–]erty311 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    this. contractors provide a contract, with a bill of materials and labor. Handymen charge by the hour.

    [–]dumpsterfire1000 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Depends on the reno. Lots of stuff isnt known until you start tearing stuff apart. Sub floor might be fucked from old water damage etc etc. Black mold on studs from shitty shower install. Have to redesign because of plumbing not being able to go where ya wanted it and so on.

    [–]macsb 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Or you know...like 10 minutes with a shop vac.

    [–]iekiko89 22 points23 points  (4 children)

    Pretty much why I will pay someone else to do that for me

    [–]IMA_BLACKSTAR 21 points22 points  (3 children)

    That's what he did and look what happened

    [–]iekiko89 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Indeed and the contractor should be the one paying to replace it. I know id break the fan thing myself anyways

    E: damn thing

    [–]SussSpenceB 12 points13 points  (4 children)

    You have a contractor that carries around his screw drivers in the original plastic packaging?! Were you his first customer?

    [–]Thatsnotano[S] 33 points34 points  (2 children)

    Haha no. Unfortunately we're post hurricane. Contractors are an elusive thing right now. They've done some other work well though so I think it was just a very sad mistake.

    [–]SussSpenceB 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    I worked for a company who was responsible for installing 200 glass panel showers in a hotel. We broke about 5 of them...

    [–]luv_____to_____race 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    97.5% success rate. Not bad. When I order granite vanity tops from overseas for apartments/ hotels, I add 5% to the quantity.

    [–]Lowlyandhuckle 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Hand well played, unless youre the "contractor"

    [–]Thermon01 99 points100 points  (1 child)

    Nice touch with the shattered glass, truly unique design.

    [–]MentallyDamaged666 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    I'm telling you this is a future trend

    [–]Mech-maniac 203 points204 points  (5 children)

    Did you ordered a "shower of glass"?

    [–]Andrewz05 36 points37 points  (3 children)

    English is a funny language when you start translating it... "Glass shower" = "shower of glass" technically both right in both situations

    [–]kr580 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    The dumbdumbs wrote it on the ticket wrong. It was supposed to be 'glass for shower'.

    [–]Khawlah994 334 points335 points  (20 children)

    Glue gun should fix it

    [–]MarvinParanoAndroid 197 points198 points  (6 children)

    r/DIWhy is waiting for the result.

    [–]akatherder 61 points62 points  (4 children)

    A woman is carrying a glass door. She walks into a wall and drops it. It shatters. She opens her mouth wide with surprise! She then makes a squinchy face, puts her index finger on her chin, and looks up with inspiration. Fast forward video of drawing out a "sheet" of hot glue. Sprinkle some tempered glass shards in for decoration and pat them down. Glue on some hinges too because what the fuck in for a penny in for a pound. Mount the floppy sack of shit onto the door frame and hop in. Woman in towel hops in the shower and throws the towel out over the door.

    [–]nightbirdskill 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    I'm not entirely sure you haven't seen that video...... Hummmm

    [–]le_grinder 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Dude that was amazing

    [–]AuroraNidhoggr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Needs more concrete.

    [–]Squoshy50 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Just pour some resin or epoxy or something over it and voila! Shower door floor

    [–]hailsimm 7 points8 points  (2 children)

    Just put it in some rice

    [–]Rainbow_chan 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Turn it off and back on again

    [–]KiritosSideHoe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Recipe:

    • Put it in rice

    • Boil in water

    • Reset your router

    • Put your cooked rice and glass in an empty soda bottle

    • Cut bottle in half

    • Duct tape top half to your forehead

    • Your life hack is done

    [–]whyhelloseymore 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    And some ramen with a touch of epoxy

    [–]Captcha_droid 94 points95 points  (5 children)

    Slap some flex tape on it.

    [–]unscliced_pizza 59 points60 points  (1 child)

    Ahem, I believe you mean flex tape clear. Has to be clear for a good view

    [–]Captcha_droid 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Good call

    [–]NavDav 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    That's a lotta damage!

    [–]Slggyqo 40 points41 points  (1 child)

    Looks like you had some quality tempered glass there!

    had

    [–]chiragmalik943 138 points139 points  (5 children)

    Put it into rice.

    [–]OldRustBucket 41 points42 points  (2 children)

    Glass 1/10. Glass with rice still 1/10.

    [–]Jonesy61 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Welcome to Uncle Ben's HOUSE OF PAINNN

    [–]thisismyusernamether 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    Some ramen and super glue and you’re set!

    [–]Taketotherails 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Look everybody! Rich guy over here has a toilet in his shower!

    [–]unonomiss 17 points18 points  (9 children)

    Been there before. Twice in two weeks actually. Were you around when it happened? The sound is incredible.

    [–]Thatsnotano[S] 22 points23 points  (8 children)

    I was across the house and heard a loud explosion type sound. Luckily I wasn't in the room.

    [–]MrAykron 18 points19 points  (6 children)

    What brand is the shower? If by any chance it's my brand i can possibly fast track your replacement. Otherwise just call, say it popped in your contractor's hand. You should be able to get a free replacement. Or better yet have the contractor get the replacement

    (Tempered glass can pop without reason, so companies will usually just replace to avoid potential suits)

    [–]Thatsnotano[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

    That's very kind of you. We have already ordered a replacement from the manufacturer. Thank you though.

    [–]MyPleasantFiction 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    What was it supposed to look like?

    [–]MisterFaxSender 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    Do you see the picture with all of the little bits of glass everywhere? They were supposed to be attached together to make a solid, single, sheet of glass.

    [–]Sassy-Beard 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    Honestly you could just return it in a bag and Home Depot would probably take it. We take fucking everything back I don't know why.

    [–]Admirable_Dealer_199 9 points10 points  (2 children)

    You're going to need a few more buckets to clear that up.

    [–]Mr-Young 9 points10 points  (2 children)

    Growing up, my moms and grandparents houses shared one piece of property. My grandpa used to take building materials from work occasionally and had a habit of taking stuff and never using it. He worked for a school district so everything was always pretty heavy duty. At some point he had taken probably a dozen sheets of 1/4" thick tempered glass, probably 4' x 8' panels. Having no use or for anything like and no more space in a garage already full of shit, he leaned them up against the side of his house, retired, and they sat there for the next 10 years.

    Being a dumb 13 year old, i was throwing something around the yard, probably a rock, and hit the stack. Three sheets of large thick tempered glass shatters into a giant pile of tiny pieces of broken glass.

    My grandma was working in her garden when it happened, heard the noise, came over and was pissed. For reasons ill never know, her solution for this was to have me dig a massive hole in a corner of the yard and bury the glass before my grandpa came home, which I did. I have no idea why I couldn't just throw it away.

    In 10000 years when future archeologists are excavating the ruins of a civilization in what used to be Illinois, someone is gonna find this cache of glass pieces and try to make some sense of it, never guessing that its there because of an old man with sticky fingers and a too small garage, a bored dumb kid, and his weird grandma.

    [–]Magnoire 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    So...

    Did your Granpa ever miss the glass?

    [–]Mr-Young 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Not that I know of, and he never did anything with the remaining pieces. The houses were sold and the property split up about 10 years ago.

    [–]Veritas3333 9 points10 points  (6 children)

    I've got the same Dewalt sawsall, that's a good one

    [–]shank19833 37 points38 points  (2 children)

    Ahhh you got it form ikea

    [–]ju0725 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    My husband and I broke our shower door the night before open house. It looked like a scene from the matrix. It was solid one second then suddenly cracked and almost frosted then just fell. Hurt like hell on my thumb from holding the handle my husband was barefoot in the shower and jumped and landed on glass. My baby was in a seat in the bathroom and luckily was unharmed holy cow that was an experience.

    [–]ButWithDots 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    That should buff out

    [–]hotsprings1234 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I didn't know Home Depot sold the 50,000 puzzle piece do it yourself a shower kit for beginners... Good luck!

    [–]TheAprilFool99 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    IKEA really makes you build everything yourself huh?

    [–]maaakkkiii 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    A bit too hipster, stick to deconstructed burgers...

    [–]Tcloud 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    If you had bare feet, you could recreate the scene in Die Hard.

    [–]mialwalker 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    is it from ikea?

    [–]Bigseth0416 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I have one of those Home Depot buckets too. They’re nice for putting stuff in them.

    [–]KustomKonceptz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Mmm... shower smoke. Don’t breathe this.

    [–]Mufasa_Has_Died 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Pretty good, I'd just use glass panes instead of glass shards.

    [–]SpiralBreeze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Curtains are easier to clean, just pop them in the wash. Can’t get Nick Cage on a murder glass door now can you?