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I have a 1974 block wall construction home in Arizona. I'm installing a GLULAM beam and repairing a poorly done addition. Per the engineering, the cells in the existing block wall should be solid grouted where the beam will be anchored using simpson GLB beam seats. My question is 2 fold:

1) The cells in question were structural corners in the original construction - so how likely is it that they are already solid grouted?

2) If not, how the heck does a DIY'er fill the cells with no top access to the wall? Even if I cut the beam pockets first, I have no idea how to get the grout into the cells effectively without maybe an elaborate 5gal bucket and funnel system - and that will SUUUUCK

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They make "Manual Grout Pumps" which are used to feed grout from a five gallon pail style hopper.
They are available for rent from Industrial Tool outfits.

Google manual grout pump
 

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Ahh - that's cool! so as long as I have enough access for the end of the hose, I can pump it in from the ground.

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!
 
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