Exploding shower cubicle

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by EMcG, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. EMcG

    EMcG Member

    It’s after 4am and around half an hour ago I was woken up by the sound of the glass shower screen in the bathroom exploding (it was so loud I actually thought the tiles had all fallen off the roof!). It must’ve gone with such a bang it even blew the shower door open.

    Has this happened to anyone else? It’s the frameless side panel part of the pivot door shower cubicle and thankfully with it being in the middle of the night no one was in the bathroom at the time. It just went without warning, it had no damage or anything.

    We got it from Screwfix maybe five years ago and have been really happy with it, in fact I was hoping to replace the bifold door cubicle in the en suite with another one of these from Screwfix but they are out of stock.

    Can’t sleep now as it sounds like rain inside the house while all the little bits of glass keep tinkling down!

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  2. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

  3. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Has the glass had a knock recently or been under tension maybe pinched by a screw etc or perhaps fitted incorrectly.
  4. dinkydo

    dinkydo Screwfix Select

    Apparently not uncommon, google it, also a post on here from a few years ago,
  5. EMcG

    EMcG Member

    Hi, no it’s been installed for around five years all fine and dandy, and no incidents that I know of.
  6. EMcG

    EMcG Member

    Thanks, yes I couldn’t sleep after it all went off and although I didn’t find this post I did find lots of other stories about the same thing! I’d worried it might be something to do with the particular cubicle I’d bought from Screwfix, but it seems it’s just one of those things.
  7. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    You must be shattered
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  8. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    There is no point in getting cut up about it, best to just pick up the pieces and move on! :D
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  9. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    That 'cracked' me up!
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  10. EMcG

    EMcG Member

    My husband keeps moaning that it’s going to be a proper ‘pane’, but I think he’s just being bad ‘tempered’. :D
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  11. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    Happened to friends of ours - been installed for years then suddenly, bang, it had gone.

    My gym has some toughened glass panels - about 3 x 1.2 m and they arrived one morning to find one totally shattered. They watched the CCTV recording - there was nothing happening, no-one there, or anything and it just suddenly went.
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  12. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    He needs to toughen up a little... Actually though, it's nice that you shard this with us...
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  13. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    All will become crystal clear in the end! :rolleyes:
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  14. EMcG

    EMcG Member

    It’s a sickener really, we were actually wanting to replace the other shower cubicle, I really liked this one!
  15. sparky steve

    sparky steve Screwfix Select

    Well if you really like it? Just go ahead & replace it like for like, after all it’s proved to be a smashing piece of kit:)
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  16. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

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