suntint

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    suntint got a reaction from Bham in Pic of the Week #415 Submissions   
    3M Fasara Illumina on the lobby side of the handrail glass.  Gradated film installed with the more obscure side at the bottom.  And the reason they wanted this - they want to stop people from looking up skirts.

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    suntint got a reaction from TintDude in Saw In New Orleans   
    Visiting my daughter in New Orleans and walking on the street this morning and saw the Snappy van parked on Prytania.  Waited around a few minutes but didn't get a chance to say hi.

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    suntint got a reaction from TintDude in Saw In New Orleans   
    Visiting my daughter in New Orleans and walking on the street this morning and saw the Snappy van parked on Prytania.  Waited around a few minutes but didn't get a chance to say hi.

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    suntint got a reaction from Roach in customer expectations too high?!   
    The other thing is to be ready to walk away in advance rather than take a job if the customer looks like they will likely be trouble.  I once went to a new home to look at the windows of a woman who had, I swear, about a hundred pieces of blue masking tape marking her newly painted wall showing what she considered to be problem areas for the painter to touch up.  I did not even bother quoting to film her windows - if she was that picky with her wall she would've been too picky with her windows.
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    suntint got a reaction from Roach in For all of you math wiz's out there...   
    Guess that's why I don't do that many large jobs.  Much rather do more smaller jobs at a decent net instead of jobs like this.  And people always forget that if you tie yourself up with large work like this then the time you are working on this is time you are not available to take other better paying work that could come along.
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    suntint got a reaction from TintDude in goofy question about thermal stress breaks   
    X2 what Howard says.
     
    If you are in the business long enough you will get some breakage - and not always where you might expect it.  Remember one home with fairly small double hung windows where we installed a 50% Neutral film and had about 5 out of 28 windows break.  Glass must've been especially cheap stuff or poorly installed.  And a store with huge plate glass (not tempered) splicer windows - there was is even shading from an overhang - that a GC insisted we install blackout to, even though I recommended against it and told him there would be no warranty if any broke.  Not one did.
     
    In a typical year I get just a few reported breaks. Even taking into account that not all breaks get reported that's not much.  But I will always warn people if they have windows that would be expensive to replace.