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Old 11-20-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi all...very new to these forums, but I was looking for some help with my bathroom renovation.

I'm doing a full renovation down to the studs of my bathroom (house was built in 1944) and I want to install only two rows of glass blocks (preferably the top 2 rows) and close off the rest. If I made a T in there w/2x4's (one going horizontal to the floor, and the other going perpendicular), putting plywood & Tyvek on the outside, and insulation & drywall on the inside...I would then have someone come fill in the outside with bricks. Is that good enough?

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Old 11-20-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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That plan should look pretty bad from the outside.

Why not remove/renew all the wood in the window and start over using glass blocks again to fill the entire area?

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That plan should look pretty bad from the outside.

Why not remove/renew all the wood in the window and start over using glass blocks again to fill the entire area?
I feel the window area is a bit bigger then I would like. It's very cold to stand next to in the Ohio Winter...even with hot water on you. It's great for letting natural light in during the day, but I preferably don't want it that large.
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The outside of the home will never look like anything more than a boarded up window if you do what you are wanting to do. If you're happy with that look then I suppose you can do it.
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The outside of the home will never look like anything more than a boarded up window if you do what you are wanting to do. If you're happy with that look then I suppose you can do it.
Well I would brick up over the plywood and Tyvek. Of course I will never match the bricks that were used per say, but it shouldn't look too bad. Still leaving 2 rows of glass blocks though...just at the top.

Thanks for your opinions. Always good to get another take on it.
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http://www.hy-lite.com/

install a new acrylic block window,less heat loss should make standing next to it much more comfortable
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http://www.hy-lite.com/

install a new acrylic block window,less heat loss should make standing next to it much more comfortable
Awesome! Thanks...I'm going to look into that.

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