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Putting glass block window into stud wall

Postby maryennis » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:15 pm


I plan to put an internal window made of glass blocks into a stud wall. It will be 1.6m (w) x 0.6m (h) and composed of 48 glass blocks (12 blocks wide, 4 blocks high). The bottom of the window will be at eye level. The glass block window is made of blocks, mortar and horizontal and vertical steel rods.

Such a window would be quite heavy. How do you suggest I support this kind of window.

I need to make a hole in the wall. This will expose some of the studs. Do I need to break these studs and attach them to a wooden window frame that will enclose the blocks? Would this be enough? Would the studs running from the base of the window to the gound be ok to support the window?

Do I need to demolish the stud wall and replace with brick?

The stud wall is 6" thick, the blocks are 3" thick.

Please help,
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