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Re: GSBN:Securing Bales

We haven't used dowels for years, since a good mesh/plaster skin does the
job as well or better.  We occasionally use rebar pins on the outside when
tying the skins together, but that is only if the wall needs very high
performance.  20D nails driven an inch or so into the plates, with heads
sticking up, at 16" o.co, is much more effective at keeping bales from
slipping that a couple of rebar dowels.


On 8/27/07, Joyce Coppinger jc10508@... wrote:
> I've heard from a couple of people that some builders are not securing the
> bales with interior staking, exterior pinning, stitching, securing bales
> with dowels through the box column, not using rebar coming up out of the
> foundation or stem wall or footings.
> Have you heard anything about this? Do you know why they would discontinue
> this?
> What type of pinning or staking or securing method do you use?
> Joyce
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John Swearingen
Skillful Means, Inc.
Design and Construction

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