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Re: Masonry Shelf Angles

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I don't see any easy way to do this repair.  Don't you have to take the
veneer brick off to reinforce or replace the clip angles?

I'm curious what kind of distress you're seeing in the brick veneer. 
Cracking? Bowing?  Spalling?

Chris Towne wrote:
> I've run into a problem (actually several) with an existing steel frame
> building.  The brick veneer was designed to be supported by a continuous
> angle.  This continuous angle is then supported by 4" long angles at 4'
> centers and bolted to the top flange of the spandrel beam.  The reason
> why the angle connected to the beam is not continuous is because joists
> bear on the spandrel beam (2'-6" to 3'-0" centers) and why the shelf
> angle was not connected to the bottom flange I have no idea.  Anyway,
> the 4" long angles have yielded and the brick above the shelf angle is
> bearing on the brick below.
> I have to come up with an idea to fix the problem.  Doe's anyone have
> any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Chris Towne, E.I.T