My UPS man was in awe that this was available in a window. Mine was 70 lbs., after 4 days it was time for the install. Mid-top was not siliconed on one side and it tiled, and I freaked a bit. luckily I had clear silicone on hand and it went in great. My suggestion: Use nails to support, the wedges are kinda hard to remove. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Were remodeling our bathroom and hemmed and hawed as to whether we were gonna replace the window in the shower. Decided to go for it. Had a panick thinking it was two inches too big for our opening and thought we had to exchange it but once the installer got here we quickly realized it was actually the perfect size once he removed the old window frame. Were not done yet but its transformed the space. So so so happy i went with my gut and ordered this window. Even if it did delay our bathroom completion almost two weeks
This pre-fab glass block window is the perfect solution to remodel a walk-in shower with an old double-hung wood sash window above an old cast iron tub. This window size was close to the old window rough opening size. After tear out, I used PVC trim lumber (water proof) to frame in the finished opening to the window size plus 1/2-inch allowance (1/4 -inch all around the window perimeter). At 160 pounds (about the same as a 15.5-gallon keg of beer) it’s heavy, but I used 2-inch wide strap around the window and a wind-up hoist to lift it into position (with a little help from grandma). I think using a pre-fab glass block unit is much better than attempting to build a similar unit one block at a time, and probably costs less overall, plus you get perfect grout lines guaranteed.
My wife and I have a 1940's house in old town Kennewick that have the original windows in the basement. We remodeled the master bedroom and I installed these glass block window. It not only made a great looking window with a a nice R factor, it let in outside light with keeping the private factor. I have 3 more windows to do and I will be ordering them. This work was done this month.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Beautiful Appearance, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Great Value, Well Made, Good Size & Fit
The true size of these windows are 31 x 13.5 x 3.1/8 not 32 x 14 x 3. Block depth not an issue but the rest is a problem. The video makes it look so easy, not so. But I am not installing them conventionally I have set them up on end so they are 13.5 x 31 x 3 1/8. (it's my kitchen window where the framing was not done by a pro and it is a picture window with 2 small side windows. The side windows are on hinges and work like shutters, they swing out. So instead of taking out a second mortgage to do the windows I decided that the glass block is nicer than what I got estimates for. And it is.
When you lay the initial mortar on the bottom you need to let that set up a bit because when you place the window in it all oozes out. You need to have your shims in place prior to placing the window in, check for level and adjust your shims. You need shims all the way around when doing it the way I am: bottom, sides and top.
I really wish I could have dry fitted before the helpers showed up but they are about 35 lbs, too much for me to lift. You need two people to do this, one inside and one outside. Probably a third to mix more mortar and hand over tools as needed.
We spent too much time on the first window to be able to get the second one in. Hurricane is coming quickly. So next weekend we will be back at it. I am also doing the same in the living room, again same window framer. They will be bigger windows, I will call the company directly for exact measurements before I order.
The picture is rough, but they will look great once the shims are out and the window frame is finished and painted.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Great Value, Fits in Various Rooms, Functional, Well Made, Multi Use, Beautiful Appearance, Easy to Clean, Sturdy, High Quality, Great Detail