Just returned home to find the outer pane of a double glazed window
damaged by what appears to have been a catapult or air rifle.
There is a small impact hole and shards of glass have broken away from
the inner surface of the glass leaving an unsightly jagged crater on
the inner surface of the outer pane. There is also a crack running
across the pane but fortunately this is near the top.
I'll have to get a replacement eventually, but is there anything I can
do in the short term? I will at least have to cover the hole somehow
to avoid rain getting into the gap.
The pane still seems to be secure, so I was wondering if there is some
sort of sealant I could use to fill the hole which is the same
refractive index as glass and would make it effectively invisible? As
there is a jagged crater on the inner surface I guess I would have to
figure out some way of applying the filler through the hole onto the
inner surface - but this sounds like it might be a bit impractical.
Kids, age 5 and 2, drew pictures on our cream bedroom carpet with SWMBO's
lipstick and foundation cream. Only 11 months old so claimed £400 on
insurance, premiums went up from £14 an month to £21 a month at next
It's the increased premium I'm worried about. After several years of
not having to make any claims at all, the last few months I have had
to claim on a wrecked digital camera and a repair to the back door
(attempted break-in). I am loath to make a third claim so soon after
If I can "bodge" it for 3-4 months and make a claim after the renewal
date then it might be slightly better.
Any suggestions what sealing material I could use on the glass (if I
decided to go down this route)?
Erm, if that's true, it seems extremely harsh and pointless
to fine a 2 year old child £50 for that, and almost so much
so for a 5 year old.
Oh, by coincidence, my 18-monther has scribbled all over the
pine kitchen cupboard doors, in pencil. Any ideas how best
to get this off? Rubber? Doesn't look as if the timber is
much if at all indented.
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