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Old 03-18-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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I am looking (attempting) to install 4 glass block windows in my basement, one of which will have an inlet and outlet pipe spacing for a horizontally venting furnace. I figure the other ones I will install a vent in for moisture control and air movement.

I have a few questions that maybe someone here could help me with;

1) would it matter if I use 3" or 4" thick block? I have the option of buying either used.
2) would it be best to make the window first and then transfer it to the actual window?
3) from researching these online (as I have never installed them) it looks like silicone would be the best method rather than mortar.

Any help with this (my first post ) would be most helpful.

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4" are recommended for exterior usage, and I prefer to build it in place with mortar.

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4" are recommended for exterior usage, and I prefer to build it in place with mortar.
Thanks for the suggestion. I like the 4" style of the used ones I found better anyway so that works out. $1 a block doesn't seem like a bad deal...

Do you have any recommendations of books to read up on for installation? This would be my first attempt and I know that I can pull out all of the old sills. Most of them are rotten anyway.
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