Existentialists often ask the questions no one else thinks of or wants to ponder. It is a means to clear your mind and find some peace within. A common question is, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?" Well, there are several other questions to discover, some which can occur in your daily life. Here is one, and its possible answers, now.
If a Shower Door Is Frameless, How Can the Glass Hang There?
Think of it. It is a glass shower door. It has no frame to hold it in place, and no frame to which door hinges can be attached. So, how can the glass door hang there and yet still be attached to the rest of the shower? It is certainly a valid existential question since anyone would expect that there is something holding the door there. Otherwise, the glass door would fall and break, would it not?
Two Approaches to Making These Doors Swing in Open Space
There are actually two ways in which this works. The hinges on the side of the glass door clip onto the door. They contain a bolt that slides through and affixes the hinges to the other half of each hinge, which is on an affixed or stationary panel. Hence, no holes are drilled through the glass, no frame is needed to connect and affix hinges, and the glass door swings freely open and shut without falling and breaking.
The other method is a pivot pin. A pivot pin latch clips and adheres to the top and bottom edges of the glass door. The pins depress to fit into a track system, which allows the door to swing open. With the pivot system, the door swings open twice as wide as the hinge system, making it appear as though the door is floating in the air.
Cutting Fingers on the Glass
Of course, an existentialist would delve deeper into the fact that you have a cut-edged slab of glass acting as a door. Would your fingers not get cut on the edges? In truth, they could, but the edges are usually sanded into a sort of rounded shape. Sometimes the top and bottom edges of the door, or the side of the door where hinges normally would be, are left unsanded. This is why it is so important for a window and door contractor to install this shower for you.
Contact a company like California Reflections Inc for more information and assistance.