[GSBN] Load-bearing straw bale idea

Lance Kairl sabale at bigpond.com
Fri Jun 23 19:30:27 CDT 2017


HI all,

While the idea looks fine , it’s the concentration of load ( weight ) onto the two very top bales ( one each side) that is concerning.

Effectively ½  the weight of the roof and any wind loads etc  is  distributed thru the one bale,  yes in a slight triangulation , but basically creating a point load  on the top bale.

Raseing concerns that the one bale , then the 2 bales below will compress  ( initially and  over time )  distorting the roof structure and pushing the  other walls outward..

 

The amount of timber used in the  wooden panel horizontals  , may be as much as a single post  supporting the ridge beam,

And resulting in a more modified loadbearing type of structure.

 

There are engineers out there that may like it more than me   ( and mathematically like it ) ,

But I feel the approach is flawed.

 

Cheer s   Lance

 

 





---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://sustainablesources.com/pipermail/gsbn/attachments/20170624/cd2ddaab/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 217938 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://sustainablesources.com/pipermail/gsbn/attachments/20170624/cd2ddaab/attachment.jpg>


More information about the Gsbn mailing list