Would like to convert an existing basement sliding glass window to
a glass block type. Plan to order an already made-to-opening size
system. The sill & jamb are in excellent shape - treated 2x wood.
Quite sure you can use mortar, but is there is special method to
ensure that it adheres to the wood? And, since we're experiencing
temps of 30-40 degrees right now, will the mortar set up OK? Is there
any mortar additive that facilitates "low temp" setting?
I woulnt recommend mortar on bare wood it will pull moisture out of the
mix before it cures. An oil primer and latex topcoat is smart. Perhaps
there is a better way, someone else knows of. Freezing is another issue
im mot sure of
Unless it is vital that you put in this glass block window right away, I
would wait until Spring and you won't be faced with these problems. Also,
if you live in -30 temps, think of all the frigid air that is going to enter
your house while you are installing your glass block window.
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Have you thought about getting one that installs like a conventional
replacement window? I am pretty sure that you can get one from PPG (
glass ) or Hy-Lite ( acrylic ). In both cases you can probably get
one that opens or just a panel.
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