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RE: Reinforced Concrete Blockwork Construction

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Jeffery Seegert wrote:
"In many areas of the country horizontal reinforcement is installed in
U-shaped bond beam blocks as opposed to concrete tie beams."

In partially reinforced masonry walls few masons will install a bond
beam
unless it is a "knock out" bond beam unit.  The "knock out" bond beams
are
installed over fabric or lath grout barriers to keep the grout from
flowing into the vertical cells below.

Jeffery Seegert wrote:
... the best method would be the installation of the light gage metal "core
plugs".

Do you mean like pop and beer cans?  I would never specify Pepsi, but that
seems to be the favorite around here.

Roger C. Davis
SDS Architects, Inc
205 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-832-1605
rdavis(--nospam--at)sdsarch.com