Is it float or BE?

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    karsmi
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    Today in an effort to tidy up my work area, I decided to organize my glass in a new rack I put up. It wasnt until after I put a few sheets away that I realized I may have mixed float and BE.  Yikes!

    Other than a compatibility firing, is there a way to know for certain which is which?  I do have a UV light if it will help

    Thanks

    #12714
    wordana
    Participant

    Float glass will have a tin side, which can be identified with a UV light (it will glow). If it’s not too many pieces, this may be an acceptable way of identifying the float (quicker than firing).

    Google “identifying the tin side of glass” and you’ll find many How-Tos.

    Dana W.

    Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs

    http://www.jestersbaubles.com

    #12715
    karsmi
    Participant

    Thanks, I’ll try that.  The float that might be mixed in is colored Youghiogheny Easy Fuse which looks similar and has the same texture as my BE.  So, I wasn’t sure checking for the tin side would work.  Off to the garage to sort it out.

    #12716
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Float glass has two perfectly smooth sides (NO texture).

    Bullseye always has a texture on at least one side.



    Paul
    FusedGlass.Org
    Helios Kiln Glass Studio
    PaulTarlow.com

     

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