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Re: Skoolies and glass block by Phil Feinstein
Post New Message Exceptionally Kewl!

As an aside, 1 gallon of water is 8# so 400 gallons would be 3200#, but a 4000# estimate gives you a great saftey factor (25%).

I have some experiance with concrete block and brick and I agree that a standard mortar won't survive in a mobile environment. I'm not surprised that the caulk didn't work, since that isn't much more than an adhesive and has no tensile strength.

Here's what I'd suggest: build a framework out of steel or a good water resistant hardwood (i.e. Teak) and seal the glass block to the framework using Solar Seal or a good silicone caulk. The members would need to keep the block at least 1/2 an inch apart to allow the frame to flex without loading up the glass block and cracking it. If you could keep an 1/8 to 1/4 inch of sealer between the frame and the block, the block would be completely isolated and removed from all the loads experianced by the framework.

just my.02, but I hope that helps!
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