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Re: GSBN:Loadbearing sb with moisture damage



<x-flowed windows-1250>Hi
Thats OK provided there are no bales above???
Bohdan
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From: "John Swearingen" jswearingen@...
To: "'GSBN'" GSBN@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:22 AM
Subject: RE: GSBN:Loadbearing sb with moisture damage


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


-----Original Message-----
From: GSBN [<a  target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...";>mailto:GSBN@...] On Behalf Of Bohdan Dorniak
&amp; Co Pty Ltd
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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From: billc_lists@...
To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
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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