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Unread 11-08-2019, 11:54 PM   #1
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Ceramic and Glass Block project

I am renovating my bathroom currently and I plan on ceramic tiling the floor and also replacing a window with glass block. I was wondering if I can use the same thin set for both the tile and glass block? I've tried researching it and havent had much luck. Any suggestions?
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Unread 11-09-2019, 06:02 AM   #2
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Hi Nicholas,
Yes you can, I use a premium white thinset for bonding,
Warranty on the other hand may be in question.
For a shop my brother and I share, we build 16 windows of 6 x 6, and 8 x 8 blocks up to 48 x 48 inches. We built ours on a table laying down. then the next morning tilted them up in place and cleaned up the back side.
I was alway leary up the tilt up but it worked. I would have felt better on the large ones had we used a banding tie around the blocks, Harbor Frieght has one by the way.
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Her contractor said she could have it installed today.
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Unread 11-09-2019, 11:13 AM   #3
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If youre going to build them flat on a table or workbench, lay down a piece of 3/4 ply first, loose not screwed down, and you can use that to tilt the assembly to vertical.
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Also, you can just build a frame around the glass block to hold them in place before it dries. I would use a different mortar. Glass block mortar is more like brick mortar but white. I'm not sure where to find it anymore though. Probably a special order item.
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