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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:55:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 3:57:04 PM EST by lloydkristmas]
Trying to move it into place, came unglued from the mount and fell to the floor. It sounded like it shattered for 15 continuous seconds.

Any tips on the best way to clean up a metric shit ton of glass from tile / wood / carpet? Pieces ranging from the size of a sheet of printer paper to sand-grain sized.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK MY LIFE

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:56:55 PM EST
what the hell did you do in front of a 5x9' glass mirror –––––– maybe I don't want to know
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:57:25 PM EST
Only one thing to do get naked and dive in head first.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:57:34 PM EST
Sorry dude.

Just be careful when doing it. Don't want any trips to the ER.


Btw, the 7 year bad luck thing.... it is just a myth. No worries.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:57:36 PM EST
You know the rules...pics!
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:57:40 PM EST
Be honest, you were mounting it above the bed.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:57:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By KerryW:
what the hell did you do in front of a 5x9' glass mirror –––––– maybe I don't want to know

"goodbye horses..."
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:58:06 PM EST
shopvac, good luck getting it out of the carpet
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:58:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By KerryW:
what the hell did you do in front of a 5x9' glass mirror –––––– maybe I don't want to know



trying to move it. 4 people holding on each corner, as we leaned it up against the wall, the glass panel came unglued from the backing, fell out of the iron frame, and hit the floor with the fury of zeus
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:00:19 PM EST
put on shoes, and pick up as much as you can by hand then hit the rest up with a vacum
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:00:41 PM EST
PICS!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:01:04 PM EST
Gloves for the big pieces, shopvac for the small stuff, then use wet paper towels which will catch alot of the other fine particles from the wood and tiles. Had to deal with mirrors/glass/corel a few times and each time was a pain in the ass.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:02:04 PM EST
You'll be digging shards of glass out of your feet for years to come.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:02:49 PM EST
did you at least get it on video?
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:03:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By RaptorRage:
Gloves for the big pieces, shopvac for the small stuff, then use wet paper towels which will catch alot of the other fine particles from the wood and tiles. Had to deal with mirrors/glass/corel a few times and each time was a pain in the ass.


This is pretty much what were doing. Got most of the large pieces, shopvac is running right now, and then we will go over it with a wet towel, then a wet paper towel.

Its actually coming along faster than I thought. Im guessing there is glass spread out at least 25 feet in all directions though.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:03:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By jmb_nova:
PICS!!!!!


x2
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:08:22 PM EST
Might as well replace the carpet...

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:08:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By MP15T:
Originally Posted By jmb_nova:
PICS!!!!!


x2


I actually almost took some pics for you guys but I didnt really bother.

Damn.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:09:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Kharn:
Might as well replace the carpet...

Kharn


Actually very little got on the carpet, its mostly on the stone tile and in the cracks of the wood, hopefully the shopvac will fix that.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:11:06 PM EST
For the smaller stuff, use tape.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:11:44 PM EST
Salt, garlic, and lots of crosses NOW!

You have opened a portal into the underworld.

Demonic entitites will now be able to enter your entry hall at will.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:11:45 PM EST
*pics of the shattered goodness.

To clean up, a shopvac or get nekkid and roll around in it...99% will stick to your body.


Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:11:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 4:12:13 PM EST by hd_pancho]
Once you get it all cleaned up, walk around barefoot. I guarantee you'll find the rest.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:14:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 4:14:42 PM EST by Ryan1021]

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
You'll be digging shards of glass out of your feet for years to come.

This. I dropped a large glass cup on the ground in the kitchen and that thing shattered into a thousand pieces. I swept, used a wet paper towel and got down on the ground to look and I still was finding pieces the next day.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:15:42 PM EST
When practicing FULL POWER SHOTS it's important to give yourself at least two lengths of awesome.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:16:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By hd_pancho:
Once you get it all cleaned up, walk around barefoot. I guarantee you'll find the rest.


That's where the 7 year thing comes from.

Sorry Dude, sucks. Thank god for the 5hp Shop Vac.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:16:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Be honest, you were mounting it above the bed.







this

and pics of your bloody head are required

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:17:22 PM EST
pics plz
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:18:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By KalihiJack:
get nekkid and roll around in it...99% will stick to your body.

You can also wrap yourself in duct tape to enhance your glass-picking-up capabilities.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:18:06 PM EST
Pics or GTFO.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:18:39 PM EST
Dude! You doomed us to 7 more years of Obama!
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:20:10 PM EST
you will never get it all up.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:27:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By DnPRK:
Dude! You doomed us to 7 more years of Obama!


noooooooooooooooo
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:29:27 PM EST
Shop vac. Get one.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:36:28 PM EST
Damn that is a big mirror. No one gut cut when it shattered?!
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:36:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Shop vac. Get one.


Thats what we used. It helped alot. Now were going to use wet towels to get the small stuff.

Its going much faster than expected
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:37:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 4:40:02 PM EST by lloydkristmas]
Originally Posted By -spooky-:
Damn that is a big mirror. No one gut cut when it shattered?!


nope, luckily

it was one of those huge wall-leaning mirrors with a decorative iron frame around it. Used industrial grade glass-mount glue to hold the mirror to the wood backing, but the glue didnt hold. It dried plenty well, but I guess the mirror was too heavy. Who knows.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:37:57 PM EST
Whatever you do now, you should definitely NOT go on a boating trip to shoot your guns.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:38:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 4:41:25 PM EST by slanky]
Damn that sucks... I've busted some big pieces of glass before, but nothing quite that large. I don't envy the cleanup. Glad to hear nobody got cut to shreds though.

I wouldn't count on none of it making it to the carpet... make sure you vacuum the carpet at least 2 or 3 times just in case. Even then, I'd be really careful about being barefoot.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:42:12 PM EST
I was going to suggest that you IM Mudfish and see if he was through with his maid yet.

She does house cleanings with benefits.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:47:18 PM EST
Pick up the bigger pieces, but wear gloves. Ask me how I know.

Sweep up what you can. Use a shopvac to get up the rest. Make sure you wear shoes for this ... heavy duty shoes and not flip flops or crocs ... and then TENDERLY run your bare hand over the carpet very lightly to see if you feel any more residue or glass. It took me about three full days of constant vacuuming to get what I thought was all of it out of the carpet and then a week later I was in the ER getting glass out of my foot because I thought I had gotten it all up. :(
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:51:01 PM EST
Dibs on guns for any "accident" that happens to you over the next 7 years.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:53:11 PM EST
didn't those large mirrors go out of style back in 1978?
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:55:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By IMHerDad:
didn't those large mirrors go out of style back in 1978?


I have no idea. I was only helping move it. It came from some high end furniture gallery so I guess not.

Its all cleaned up now, but Im guessing we will be finding pieces for the next few weeks.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 6:01:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By lloydkristmas:
Originally Posted By KerryW:
what the hell did you do in front of a 5x9' glass mirror –––––– maybe I don't want to know



trying to move it. 4 people holding on each corner, as we leaned it up against the wall, the glass panel came unglued from the backing, fell out of the iron frame, and hit the floor with the fury of zeus


I bet that was fucking awesome!

Originally Posted By jmb_nova:
PICS!!!!!


This!
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 6:04:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 6:08:50 PM EST
or have a glass shower door shatter on you while showering...that cut me up good.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 1:40:35 AM EST
So are you going to dump out the shop-vac tub in the store and demand a refund because of their shitty glue?
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 2:08:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
Pics or GTFO.

This FTW!
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 2:11:36 AM EST
Get a good stiff brush and go over the carpet. Vacuum set on low carpet. Repeat as necessary.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 2:36:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By KerryW:
what the hell did you do in front of a 5x9' glass mirror –––––– maybe I don't want to know

Under.............It goes on the ceiling.
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