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Building A Glass-Block Wall


BELOW Glass-block walls and windows not only add a distinctive design element to this room, they also allow filtered light in without sacrificing privacy. These blocks aren’t difficult to install, but the framing in the room may need to be beefed up to support the additional weight. Check with an engineer or architect for what’s required.

 

 

Design your installation so it makes use of only full blocks, which makes the job much easier. Begin by mixing some mortar and adding an expansion strip and joint anchors to the wall; then spread a bed of mortar on the floor. Lay each block in this bed; then start the next course. Finish up by smoothing the joints using a jointing tool.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1. When you are ready to start laying up the blocks, mix the white-colored glass block mortar in a plastic tub or a wheelbarrow. Use as little water as possible to make a stiff mix. You have the consistency right if you can form a “baseball” out of the mortar.

 

 

 

 

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