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Old 06-02-08, 07:21 AM
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I want to install glass block above the door in my bathroom that I'm renovating starting later this month. It's a windowless room so the block will really help open it up. If the door frame doesn't serve any support needs [the ceiling is suspended in this top-floor apt], is installation of the block pretty simple?

Anyone have any experiences with this material? Anything I should be wary of?
 
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Old 06-02-08, 10:44 AM
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What will support the weight of the glass blocks? How will they be assembled? Is their dimension a multiple of the space available without disturbing the door openings rough-framing?
 
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Is there a header over the door?
 
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Old 06-03-08, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Bud Cline
What will support the weight of the glass blocks? How will they be assembled? Is their dimension a multiple of the space available without disturbing the door openings rough-framing?
Good question. Good question. Good question. Good question.

Hmm, what would typically support that weight? Do I have to shore up the sides of the door frame with extra stud? Orrr, double-up the header?

I haven't looked into this idea enough to know the dimensions I have, but if it's off by a an inch or two can that be shimmed and then covered with trim? Ew. Wait...that might look bad. Hmm.....
 
 

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