The arch bricks look a little proud of the string. How do you deal with that?was asked a while back on these, so i figured I'd show.
a wood beam held up by 1x4's at the desired height
The back side view
A segment of the backside of the brick is cut out for rebar placement in a cement mortar.
Tomorrow i will take down the form and clean the brick
What is the benefit of this practice.
Why not just add an angle, less work
Go galvanized never seen one rust? GC. on a job over ordered lentils. I was given them since that day 15+ years ago they have set exposed to elements. They look as good now as the day I brought them home.Angles are nothing but a maintenance issue,they rust,are unsightly and eventually cause cracking of adjacent masonry and need to be changed.
The stone or what he is doing will last as long as the building stands.
Never implied galvanized lintel lasting 100 years. Not going to jack this thread another time. I will however stand tall that it will never rust and so on versus a untreated steel lintel. I must conclude that the wall ties most use will also not last 100 years?Still won't last 100 years. When people see the cost of redoing doors and windows once rusting and cracking has started, they just tear down the building. Cheap to avoid it when you first build, $$$ later.
they take a beating, The Archies here basically dont want to see steel as a lintel.I know this works as you have been doing this for a long time, but im wondering if the brick would simply not just crack and pop should an event occur where the structure should need to rely on the grouted cell. In ordinary conditions the brick would stay up with just friction bond a lintel isnt even required, in normal conditions.
I think a bolt-on on steel plate to the back might be a better solution, for the long term, 100 plus years.
Other then that im just thinking out loud as that goes against everything I thought I knew.
Never implied galvanized lintel lasting 100 years. Not going to jack this thread another time. I will however stand tall that it will never rust and so on versus a untreated steel lintel. I must conclude that the wall ties most use will also not last 100 years?