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Re: GSBN:Loadbearing sb with moisture damage



Ditto for us. The box beam is usually designed to span 4-6 feet
without needing additional lintels on openings.

Chris

On 7-Mar-06, at 5:52 PM, John Swearingen wrote:

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
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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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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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