Glazing Experiments

Now that we've done a little research it's time to verify our research with some comprehensive testing and some messing around in the laboratory. You can best develop an understanding of the various glazing materials available by testing them yourself for heat trapping ability, durability, insulating qualities etc. Not everyone will be able to test every glazing material available, but together we should be able to gather enough information to make an intelligent choice of the material that will be best suited for our application. The materials to be tested should include:
GLASS
Poly Vinyl Chloride
LEXAN
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

You'll need a good digital digital thermometer for almost all these experimental  projects. The thermometer should have a range between 30 F and 300 F. You'll need to build a Hot Box to test glazing materials so you might want to get started with the hot box project first if you are having trouble figuring out what to do next. I know this must seem like a strange kind of school where everything is backwards, but I want you to think outside the box if you know what I mean. We'll talk about your discoveries later.  COMMENTS