Saturday, November 19, 2016

Raising The Standard Question



Other than the fact that laying all the stones horizontally is the only style of walling that's gonna get you a pass in a standardized test, tell me again - why we shouldn't have laid these stones this way ? 





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  1. Two things occur to me; an unbonded wall allows slippage if there is settling of the bed and in a foundation or other load bearing wall it also means that point loads are transmitted straight down instead of spread over a wider base.

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    1. This is true except the more the wall begins to settle the more it tightens as it squeezes itself together laterally. I think stones laid flat in a wall are more likely to loosen and separate as they 'spread'

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  2. It looks like more work getting the stones to stay upright until you get the neighbouring stone in place. Some look like they are balanced on a point. Did you just wedge them?

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