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RE: GSBN:Loadbearing sb with moisture damage



<x-charset windows-1250>Hi,

We commonly use a box beam on top of the wall, so lintals aren't needed.

John

John Swearingen
 SKILLFUL MEANS
design and construction
 www.skillful-means.com


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From: GSBN [<a  target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...";>mailto:GSBN@...] On Behalf Of Bohdan Dorniak
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Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 2:38 PM
To: GSBN
Subject: Re: GSBN:Loadbearing sb with moisture damage


Hi
Retrofitting a window sounds interesting.
What about lintels - how are they inserted?
I assume that for small openings that easy.
Bohdan
Architect
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Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 7:41 AM
Subject: RE: GSBN:Loadbearing sb with moisture damage


> At 10:41 AM -0800 3/7/06, John Swearingen wrote:
>>We've done a similar thing, to test an idea of just stacking the bales 
>>w/o window openings, then cutting through later--we thought it would 
>>give us a tighter opening.  It did.  It wasn't fun, though.  And like 
>>Chris, we didn't have to run for cover while the wall exploded--very 
>>little happened.
>>
>
> Hmmm. Interesting.  So how do you attach the window?
>
> Are you not doing this on a regular basis because it was harder in the 
> long run?
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