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Building A Glass-Block Wall (Page 2)


Step 2. Staple an expansion strip and a joint anchor to the wall above the curb (optional) or the floor. Then spread -in. bed of mortar on top of the curb or the floor. Set the first block in place, and add plastic mortar spacers to the outside corners (inset).

Step 3. Complete the first coarse of blocks by adding mortar to both sides of each block and spacers to one side. Tap them in place carefully with a rubber mallet. If you push too hard, you may force too much mortar from the bed. Check each block for level.

 

Step 4. Once a course of block is complete, cover the top of the blocks with a new bed of mortar. Embed any wall anchors in this mortar. Then add lengths of wire joint reinforcement on top of the mortar, and carefully push them into place.

Step 5. When the wall reaches the ceiling, carefully slide the blocks on the last course in place so that the mortar joints on the sides and bottom are not distorted. Twist off the end of the spacers; then smooth the joints using a jointing tool (inset).

 

 

 

 

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