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Old 10-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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I didnt get a chance to comment on that thread before it got closed, but I was wondering about the angle iron over arched windows.

I've never seen anyone in this area use angle irons over arched windows before. Isnt the arch itself enough to hold the weight of the brick? Obviously one would flash it properly and make a form to lay your brick, but the angle iron use has me confused.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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There no steel in there - it's a self supporting segmental arch. There are occasions and applications where custom form lintels are used in, but I'd highly doubt that's the case here.

A good arch will outlast a steel lintel any day of the week.

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Or do you mean flat angles above the arch - that's more likely if there's some super imposed load perhaps.
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This just looks like veneer work to me...
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There are lintels designed for arches with brick/cavity/block walls that also solve the flashing problem.

http://www.catnic.com/semi_circular_arch.aspx
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Obviously one would flash it properly and make a form to lay your brick, but the angle iron use has me confused.
Form? Don't need no stinking form... we just put a 2x4 across the gap and stack up brick on it and use the window for the form.

Edit: And no, we would never put an angle iron in something like that.

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We don't use steel here either, just a temporary plywood form.

The only steel I've seen used for arches is something like this:

http://www.speedarch.com/home.html
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I mis-understood what he was doing, I thought he was removing the top window and replacing it with an arched one, that is why I mentioned the angle iron.

That said, there are applications for arched angle irons, and they are pretty common around here.
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I mis-understood what he was doing, I thought he was removing the top window and replacing it with an arched one, that is why I mentioned the angle iron. That said, there are applications for arched angle irons, and they are pretty common around here.
Ahh that clears it up.
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missed that one i guess
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Or do you mean flat angles above the arch - that's more likely if there's some super imposed load perhaps.






A method used in the days of mass wall masonry to deal with super imposed loads was often to use a relieving arch above the arched opening.

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