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chepskate
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Re: frameless glass wall/doors

Call a glass company who deals with frameless windows, and they'll give you good info. I have an eichler, and my windows are frameless. There is a glass company in bay area I am working with for replacements. The moderator would probably kill the post if I give a vendor name, but maybe I can code it: The name of the company is something something glass. That something something is the name of a city in bay area, and this city houses a very well known university generating lots of geeks. This city also has a pretty bad east side..

 

Call them, get their input on what it will take to convert.

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returningson
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Re: frameless glass wall/doors


chepskate wrote:

Call a glass company who deals with frameless windows, and they'll give you good info. I have an eichler, and my windows are frameless. There is a glass company in bay area I am working with for replacements. The moderator would probably kill the post if I give a vendor name, but maybe I can code it: The name of the company is something something glass. That something something is the name of a city in bay area, and this city houses a very well known university generating lots of geeks. This city also has a pretty bad east side..

 

Call them, get their input on what it will take to convert.


I think calling it a "city" is a stretch.  More like a hamlet.  

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tjh
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elt1
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What the OP hasn't made clear is what is his/her idea of a windowwall. A true windowwall is glass the length of the building..no visible headers or shearwalls--like commercial construction.. A typical wood frame house can not be adapted without major structural alterations. Title 24 energy issues can also add a lot of cost. You need an Architect/Engineer to determine if the job is even feasible.

If you just want frameless doors put into the existing structure you need to talk to a commercial glass company.

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tjh
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elt1
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The original Glass House by Philip Johnson  http://www.google.com/search?q=the+glass+house+philip+johnson&hl=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&sourc...

 

Even this most famous glass house has an exposed steel frame...it is not trully frameless

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bld999
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"Not sure what kind of info can make my question more clear."  = priceless.

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SCGUY
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chepskate wrote:

Call a glass company who deals with frameless windows, and they'll give you good info. I have an eichler, and my windows are frameless. There is a glass company in bay area I am working with for replacements. The moderator would probably kill the post if I give a vendor name, but maybe I can code it: The name of the company is something something glass. That something something is the name of a city in bay area, and this city houses a very well known university generating lots of geeks. This city also has a pretty bad east side..

 

Call them, get their input on what it will take to convert.



Or you could send the user a private message...just saying  :smileywink:

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elt1
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The Philip Johnson house is priceless.. You can get this wannabe knock-off for maybe $20m. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704868604575433410650321600.html

 

Wait another year maybe it will be $10m  http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-10-12/house-of-the-week-montecitos-glass-pavilion/

 

Note that that the special glass cost $1m more than the std commercial grade.... I'm guessing the glass alone was several million dollars.

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bld999
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5 more years and Ikea will have a version of it. But that house will likely still be for sale.