If you think a weed whacker is powerful enough to throw a rock from the gravel driveway all the way to my deck, you would be wrong. It’s actually powerful enough to throw it across the deck and through my french door window. As luck would have it, even though I have a 10 pane door, it is all one piece of glass. I wasn’t sure what to think when I saw the safety glass with its spider web of cracks creep across the entire door.
As usually happens with things I need to fix, they do not carry that model anymore at Home Depot. We were, however, able to order a new replacement glass without ordering a whole new door.
Fast forward two weeks and the new part has arrived. It turns out the door was pretty well designed. I popped out the plugs and removed the screws and the whole glass unit came out in one piece.
It was then a simple matter of replacing the screws and plugs and there you go, good as new.