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Old 08-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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Need to make up 4" with a glass block window.


I got a window opening, brick, 27 3/4" wide. It is going to be in a shower.

Only combination of glass blocks I can come up with is 24" wide... 8" blocks..

I thought about making the mortar joints bigger but they would end up being an inch wide...

What can do to make up the gaps? I thought of having stone cut or something to mortar in...

Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:03 AM   #2
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Need to make up 4" with a glass block window.


Spreading the mortar joints is going to look funky and a good chance of uneven.

Either put in a picture window of that size or trim out the sizes with some decorative trim to hid the gaps at the edges of the frame out.

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Need to make up 4" with a glass block window.


Why not just use a 4" x 8" glass block?
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Need to make up 4" with a glass block window.


Just a tip----most brick yards will make up the window for you and add a steel band so you can install the blocks as a unit,----makes block windows fast and easy to install----Mike----
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Need to make up 4" with a glass block window.


Why not build it in your garage in a 2' x 4' or 2' x 6' treated board that you can them set in place? That is what I did for my basement 18" x 36" that is in the shower area.

I bought my supplies from one of the big box stores and used a silicon glass block adhesive to hold it all together, along with the proper spacers, anchors, etc.

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