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Fiber Glass Water Proofing

07/17/2015 6:28 AM

Is it a good idea to use fiber glass for water proofing bath rooms in multi stores building or not? if so what should be the fiber glass technical specifications?

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Re: Fiber Glass Water Proofing

07/17/2015 10:04 PM

Your question is not very clear.

"Fiberglass" is a misused/incorrect term for a reinforced glass fiber matrix of fiberglass and a liquid thermosetting resin.

Glass fibers are made of various types of glass depending upon the fiberglass use. These glasses all contain silica or silicate, with varying amounts of oxides of calcium, magnesium, and sometimes boron. To be used in fiberglass, glass fibers have to be made with very low levels of defects.

Maybe you mean: glass-reinforced plastic (GRP),[1] glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP)[2]

With no way of knowing your real intentions, no one can say.

There is no way to specify an unknown material.

Consult a local civil engineer.

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Re: Fiber Glass Water Proofing

07/18/2015 2:09 PM

What are you trying to waterproof?

  • Floors?
  • Walls?
  • Shower?
  • Tub?
  • Toilet?
  • The entire room?
  • Throw us a bone here!
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Re: Fiber Glass Water Proofing

07/18/2015 3:25 PM

Lyn,

Don't waste your time with this OP.

He has 2 posts and the first is from 2011. He doesn't reply or give answers to any questions so don't waste your time!

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Re: Fiber Glass Water Proofing

07/21/2015 11:37 AM

Consult the designer of the building, who will have a design for it that is complaint with local Building Regulations.

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Re: Fiber Glass Water Proofing

07/21/2015 1:59 PM

that you have to have an expert, there are different type of FRP.

I worked at the shipyard, we build Mine Counter Measure Ships. You first need to define you needs, UV protection, potable water, etc.... then you take it from there.

It may all depends on the gel coat you put over the FRP.

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