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8500 Glass block mortar
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION LATICRETE 8500 Glass Block Mortar is a high-strength, factory-prepared mortar for installing glass block. Economical and easy to use, LATICRETE 8500 Glass Block Mortar is recommended for interior and exterior use. It eliminates job site blending and provides a factory controlled mix for high performance. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION LATICRETE 8500 Glass Block […]
LATICRETE 8500 Glass Block Mortar is a high-strength, factory-prepared mortar for installing glass block. Economical and easy to use, LATICRETE 8500 Glass Block Mortar is recommended for interior and exterior use. It eliminates job site blending and provides a factory controlled mix for high performance.
Normal “In-situ” installations.
Glass block spacer systems.
High strength, permanent bond.
Frostproof, shock and weather resistant.
Smoother finish joints.
Reduces moisture penetration and wind driven rain through mortar joint.
Saves time and labor.
Resists cracking and powdering.
Factory blended, easy to use.
50 lb (22.7 kg) bag; 54 bags per pallet
Number of bags required per 100 ft2 (9 m2 ) for a 3 7/8" (10 cm) wide nominal block:
Square 6" (15 cm) block—14 bags
Square 8" (20 cm) block—10.5 bags
Square 12" (30 cm) block—7 bags
Based on a 1/4" (6 mm) exposed mortar joint
Factory sealed containers of this product are guaranteed to be of first quality for one (1) year if stored at temperatures >32°F (0°C) and <110°F (43°C).
Adhesives/mastics, mortars and grouts for ceramic tile, pavers, brick, and stone are not replacements for waterproofing membranes. When a waterproofing membrane is required, use a LATICRETE Waterproofing Membrane (see Section 10 FILING SYSTEMS).
During cold weather, protect finished work until fully cured.
Contains portland cement and silica sand. May irritate eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. In case of contact, flush thoroughly with water.
Do not take internally. Silica sand may cause cancer or serious lung problems. Avoid breathing dust. Wear a respirator in dusty areas.
Keep out of reach of children.
Clean all surfaces that will be in contact with mortar. Surfaces must be free of dust, dirt, oil, grease and any contaminates.
Place water (or LATICRETE® 333 Super Flexible Additive*) in clean mixing pail. Add LATICRETE 8500 Glass Block Mortar and mix by hand or with a low speed (150 rpm) drill to a stiff, non-slump consistency. Approximately 4 quarts (3.8 ℓ) of liquid mixes with 50 lbs. (22.7 kg) of powder. Allow to slake 5–10 minutes. Remix and apply as normal mortar.
Note: For interior applications, mix with water. For prefabricated panels, exterior applications and for improved adhesion, mix with LATICRETE 333 Super Flexible Additive.
Place a full bed of mortar on the base or sill. Do not furrow. Set first course of glass blocks and tap into place with a rubber mallet. Apply full bed of mortar to head joints on each block as they are placed.
Set each course of glass block in a full mortar bed. Rake or tool joints to a uniform appearance when mortar is firm. Follow manufacturer’s instructions regarding anchors, spacers, expansion joints, reinforcements and wall ties.
Remove all excess mortar from surface of glass blocks using a damp sponge or cheese cloth before mortar hardens. Clean tools with water while mortar is wet.