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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello all, Our house was build in the 1920s then added onto in the early 50s. The part that was bumped out includes a crawlspace with glass blocks that the floor joists for the upper living room appear to rest on. Glass blocks aren't structural are they? I noticed this when I was cleaning out...
  2. Building & Construction
    Greetings. I have 2 glass block windows in my basement and i'm looking to replace the vent openings. Not the whole vent just the part that screws in and opens, not the entire frame. Is this doable? I see that it is only screwed in to the sides of the vent frame. I was looking for a solid...
  3. Remodeling
    I am thinking of putting translucent glass blocks in this void under the soffit and right of the walk through door. This will separate the long rec room and future office w/ attached half bath that is in my basement project. I am looking for knowledge on installing the blocks, which ones to...
  4. Windows and Doors
    I've got a 1946 house with what seem to be original basement windows. There are inside and outside windows on either side of a jamb. The inside window tilts up to open. I actually just went through and reglazed (as needed) and repainted the outside (storm) windows and window frames. Now...
  5. Windows and Doors
    I recently purchased a huge fixer upper built in 1938. The downstairs bath has a fully tiled walk-in shower stall. It includes a small glass block window (see attached pic - outside view). The grout has almost totally failed, mildew everywhere. Frankly, I don't know how the bricks stay in...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Greetings....long time lurker, first time poster. We're re-orienting a bathroom, and part of that is moving the tub against an exterior wall. There's currently an awning window (36" x 21"), but we're going to remove it and put in glass block (32" x 16") so we still have some natural light...
  7. Building & Construction
    i have reopened a small narrow window opening that is 14" wide and 40" high. it is formed of two layers of bricks in thickness. i want to close it with 4 rows of glass blocks, each row having 2 blocks that are 6 wide and 8 high. with spacers and perimeter channels, the structure is exactly...
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