I consider myself pretty handy around the house for all the minor things
that go wrong but a friend of mine has asked me to help her install a glass
block wall and I am a little skeptical about it. There is a non load-bearing
wall there now and all she does is want to replace it with the same size
glass block wall. I am not sure what size block she wants, either 4x4, 6x6,
or 8x8. My first question is do I patch the ceiling and wall where the old
wall will be removed? My second question is where in the world do I begin
installing the glass block wall? Are there spacers that go between the
blocks? How do you make sure the wall is going to be level? Please start me
off in the right direction and I will have plenty more questions when I
think of them. Many thanks in advance to any who reply.
First, glass block doesn't come in those sizes. It comes in 8x8x3,
6x8x3, and 4x8x3.
Second, you have every right to be skeptical. Glass block walls are
nothing for the basic DIY-er to fuck with. Especially if you don't want
your friends to come complaining to you if it should come crashing down
weeks, months, or years later. There are far too many different things
to deal with when it comes to building whole glass-block walls, IMO. And
by your questions posed, this seems to be a project that's a bit more
advanced than your current skills would honestly provide for.
The money or thanks extended might seem fine now, but friends and
relatives alike tend to get ugly with lawsuits and shit when things fuck
up no matter how much they love you now. Your call.
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