GLASS BLOCK???


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Old 08-16-01, 06:45 PM
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I have a freestanding wall in my bathroom in which the plumbing for the shower runs thru. The wall in pretty unstable, and is very mildewed on the bottom from the previous house owners not fixing a leak.
I would like to make that wall glass block that would let in light, since the bathroom only has a very small window.
I don't think glass blocks are made that will accomadate the plumbing for the tub/shower.
So my question is: If the plumbing is contained within concrete board, can it be support glass block that is installed on top of it???
If not, what would be a reasonable solution???
I would appreciate any input on this matter!!!!
THANKS!!!
 
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Old 08-17-01, 08:57 PM
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check with the local building inspector and do the job by the book and you will not regret it.

Good luck
 
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Old 08-18-01, 11:19 PM
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glass blocks are non-structural, but you would need a way to support them? Consult with an architect or engineer on installing glass blocks above anything. Would a skylight or solartube offer the increased lighting that you desire?
 
 

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