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timbo59 03-16-2010 10:39 AM

using glass bricks for a window
 
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I have two identical windows, one in each of the bedrooms we're remodeling for our children, that are high, wide, and narrow. As each room already has a large and airy window in place, I thought it might add a nice touch to each room to replace the smaller windows with glass brick. As I've never done it before I could sure use some advice.

Firstly, do I assume correctly that the marble sill needs to be taken out so that the first row of bricks gets laid directly on to the brick?

Secondly and most importantly, what is the usual technique for making up gaps at either end or along the top? The windows measure 25 5/8 inches in height (including marble sill) by 52 1/4 inches in width.

I've attached some pictures to give a better idea of what we're dealing with.

Lastly, we also inherited a rear bathroom which had access to the pool deck, though at some point a previous owner decided to use glass bricks to close in the door. Is it easy to dismantle existing glass brick walls and to recycle the blocks?

Thanks in advance

kwikfishron 03-16-2010 12:03 PM

Check out this link. I’ve used this product many times. Looks like glass but much easier to install and cleaner looking.

And no I'm not a Rep.

http://www.hy-lite.com/

jlhaslip 03-16-2010 10:03 PM

You would only be allowed to glass brick the windows of a bedroom around here if there was a second means of egress from those rooms.
How do the kids get out if there is a fire?

nap 03-16-2010 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jlhaslip (Post 415758)
You would only be allowed to glass brick the windows of a bedroom around here if there was a second means of egress from those rooms.
How do the kids get out if there is a fire?

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As each room already has a large and airy window in place, I thought it might add a nice touch to each room to replace the smaller windows with glass brick.
I'm betting the large and airy windows

oh'mike 03-17-2010 07:00 AM

Most(if not all)-brick yards will make up the block windows that you want----

They will mortar the blocks together and the put a steel band around the whole thing--

All you need to do is the actual install--Why learn the masons trade for one job--
They offer the service because masons do not like making up the blocks on site!

Good luck--Have fun--Mike--


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