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Old 09-05-2016, 06:32 AM   #21
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Internally stressed tempered glass does not fly, it simply cracks into million pieces and drops.

Similar to a car window.
I think the picture shows it differently.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:23 AM   #22
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Then how did the glass end up in the living room & kitchen 12 feet away?
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:26 AM   #23
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Then how did the glass end up in the living room & kitchen 12 feet away?


Sure it did . Pictures of the glass 12 feet away or it didn't happen.
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:35 PM   #24
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In 2015 when I purchased my GT 328ts. There was a couple of different XL's that were in the dealer for the same reason.
The sinks exploded for no reason. Not even on the road but in storage.
I would contact Kevin Stratton and see what he has to say about this.
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:43 PM   #25
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Glass sink

Just happened to mine. Went out to get into it to take it to the dealer this morning for the fiberglass roof repair and when I opened the bathroom door, glass was everywhere. The sink had exploded. Had small pieces of glass imbedded in the bathroom door as well and in all corners of the bathroom. Looks like they will be fixing that while they are repairing the roof.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:19 PM   #26
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Just happened to mine. Went out to get into it to take it to the dealer this morning for the fiberglass roof repair and when I opened the bathroom door, glass was everywhere. The sink had exploded. Had small pieces of glass imbedded in the bathroom door as well and in all corners of the bathroom. Looks like they will be fixing that while they are repairing the roof.
Thanks for sharing... It reinforces my original thoughts & opinion on this subject!
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:20 PM   #27
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This has happened a number of times. My thinking is that when installed, over torqueing (tightening) to install the sink has been done (putting excess stress on the sink) that eventually causes catastrophic failure. Maybe temperature changes contribute. It's a mystery.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:51 AM   #28
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Internally stressed tempered glass does not fly, it simply cracks into million pieces and drops.

Similar to a car window.
I don't know about internally stressed tempered glass but I do know that my sink exploded. There were pieces of glass imbedded in the bathroom door and chunks of glass all over the bathroom, even in the corner between the shower and the cabinet. It did not stay together like a windshield does when it ibreaks.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:25 AM   #29
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Internally stressed tempered glass does not fly, it simply cracks into million pieces and drops.

Similar to a car window.
I don't know about internally stressed tempered glass but I do know my sink exploded. There were glass pieces embedd n in the bathroom door and chucks of glass all over the bathroom even behind the shower door and between the shower door and cabinet. It didn't just break and fall on top of the cabinet. It came apart with enough force that if someone had been in the bathroom they could have been injured. It did not stay together like a windshield does when it breaks.
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Early in my engineering career I worked for a company that manufactured scientific and lab glass ware. My guess is that the manufacturer of the sinks did not allow enough annealing time while producing the sinks. Unless spending enough time in a lehr (a long conveyor belt oven) the stresses that build up as molten glass cools will can result in shattering. The thicker and the more curved the greater the stress. The lehr oven travels at a slow speed to allow the glass to cool at at a very slow temperature gradient so that the stresses are minimized and distributed evenly through the product. This is a problem caused by the supplier. FR should have already taken steps to correct the supplier. If the problem is occurring in brand new models, they should be giving it priority. I have three of these sinks and so far no problems. 5 summers in hot Florida. Obviously many of these sinks were annealed properly. It is possible that FR has more than one supplier? Or their one supplier has quality control problems with their annealing process or even impurities in the glass itself.
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