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- 08-05-2010, 03:29 PM #1
ceramic hob: cracked glass
Right. I've been on Google for over an hour and can't find a reason why the hob has to be replaced.
There is a crack in the glass about 2 inches in from the edge: the crack doesn't go over the heated part of the hob and there are no sharp edges to cut you.
I have no idea how or why it cracked - nobody saw or heard anything
My booklet tells me to contact a repairman, who no doubt will tell me I need a new hob (£400, fat chance).
If it's not actually dangerous, I intend to keep using it. Is that OK or am I missing something?
- 08-05-2010, 03:40 PM #2
Would liquid getting in be a problem? Keeping it clean?
Otherwise, could you check your household insurance - might be covered?I don't roll on Shabbos
- 08-05-2010, 03:41 PM #3Cropper
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Have you looked into claiming on the household insurance.
- 08-05-2010, 03:45 PM #4
I had a broken one once, used it for months after. I would just keep an eye on whether or not it gets any bigger.
- 08-05-2010, 03:56 PM #5
If liquid did get in, what would happen? Big bang?
Nobody dropped anything on it, it just appeared.
Last edited by Two_Sheds; 08-05-2010 at 03:58 PM.
- 08-05-2010, 04:06 PM #6
if its on the edge it should be ok
however the problem can get worse over time
as any material heat up and cools down it expands and contracts, any weakness, fault or even minor damage will eventually stress the glass enough to cause a fracture (crack) if the material heats up unevenly, the danger will be if the glass fractures allowing liquid through, in theory you could get the glass to shatter if the pressure builds up too much or there is a major temperature difference how ever as the glass is meant to be used over a heating element this is unlikely.
finally I'm using my 2 years of material science that I did over 20 years agoThought For The Day
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Would itís criminal past ketchup with it later?
- 08-05-2010, 04:38 PM #7Sprouter
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If it is fitted it may come under building as opposed to contents insurance. I read on the money savers forum that if you held your house upside down and shook it anything that falls out comes under contents and anything that stays put is buildings.
How long have you had it TS? If you are sure no one dropped anything on it, you could get the repair or replacement for free from the manufacturers.
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