December 20, 2012 at 11:01 am #257491
I have a heap of glass from old louver windows. My son was going to use them for a shade house.I know I can’t put them in the recycle bin, I have advertised to sell the windows for $1.00 each but no one wants them. I have a narrow path between the fence and my shade house.Could I crush them, cover with bricks? It would stop toads from burrowing under the path!December 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm #529844
for early start of seedlingsDecember 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm #529845
Re-purposing them for other projects is a good idea.
Crushed and put in walkways… not such a good idea ;p
Depending on how much glass you have, you could make a small greenhouse?
Use them to make your own solar panels?
Depending on their thickness you could;
If thin enough – Cut down and use for picture frame glass.
If thick enough – Cut down or leave as is and make glass top tables (Coffee, bed side, et c)
You could also make fish tanks out of them.
Plenty of things to use glass for.December 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm #529846
Actually, I have seen some really nice crushed glass walkways. Our local recycling center sells crushed glass for that purpose. Mind you, they crush it pretty fine then tumble it with abrasives to remove all the sharp edges first. Not sure you could to that at home…
DaveDecember 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm #529847
:whistle:December 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm #529848
No way in the world would I use that glass for on ground use. Its not safety glass so it will keep breaking into very sharp pieces and the rest is a sorry and rather painful bloody mess,
You could make quite good seed raising boxes using the glass.December 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm #529849
Do you have Freecycle in your area? If so, why not offer them on there? You could even advertise them as a give-away on Gumtree.December 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm #529850
I would also be very careful about cutting it down for other purposes. I would leave it how it is if you want to reuse it. Old glass often does not take kindly to cutting.December 22, 2012 at 1:10 am #529851
As they are louver panels, they are only 15-17 cm wide. Not much you can use them for. They were from a hot house, my son used to grow carnivorous plants. Even in our sub-tropical climate some of them needed warmth during winter. Of course I would not use crushed glass for a walking path.This area is behind my shade house, about 50-60 cm wide. I wanted to put some pot plants there but the weeds grow high there because of the automatic sprinkler system. I had just bricks but weeds grow in the cracks so I thought crushed glass UNDERNEATH the bricks would stop the weeds.December 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm #529852
is there any chance you could glue a couple of panes together with silicone/liquid nails or similar and use them as a lid for a solar dehydrator/solar cooker/mini greenhouse for raising seedlings (you could use a broccoli box on the bottom)….?
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