Glass block removal?


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Old 06-19-23, 08:47 AM
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Glass block removal?

I have glass block installed in my basement windows. They have cracked since my house shifted. I want to remove the glass block and replace them with a new glass block panel.

Do I chisel the mortar from around the frame of the old glass block panel, or do I smash the glass block out? Smashing would be so messy.
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Old 06-19-23, 09:12 AM
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You get them out however you can. If the mortar can be chipped out that's an option. Once you get a row out you can probably just wiggle and get the others to come free. But, removing the mortar without breaking the glass can be difficult so just breaking a row might be the fastest.
 
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Old 06-19-23, 09:44 AM
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I've installed a few but never had the pleasure to try and remove.

They are pretty durable but bet there wont be any whole pieces after you get going!
 
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Old 06-19-23, 12:11 PM
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Thanks for all the answers.
 
 

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