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- Subject: Re: Concrete in wall, what for?
- From: sasquake <sasquake(--nospam--at)uswest.net>
- Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 18:49:35 -0700
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Robert Rollo wrote:
I'm guessing (I admit it); but reasoning, in this case, from the "concrete" to the "abstract", perhaps it's to add additional weight to counteract uplift. I know it can be a problem frequently that there is not
rigid - ify the diapragm/shear wall for deflections? as long as it stays in plane, 3 1/2" concrete slab is a pretty good diaphragm/shear wall. anyone think it would really work ?
or perhaps for additional support for the driver that always seems to miss the opening ? kindof like a built in bollard ? :-)
From: Darrell Hambley [SMTP:dth(--nospam--at)red.primextech.com]
Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 3:09 PM
Subject: Concrete in wall, what for?
Here's an interesting thing I saw....While vacationing on the Oregon coast
I just had to stop by a job site (more interesting to me than a
refrigerator-magnet shop). A two story house was being built a few hundred
yards from the beach (very windy). On the bottom floor on the leeward side
was a garage door. The stud wall on either side of the door (about 4 ft on
each side) and the space between the header and plates was filled with
concrete. No other wall was built like this. The other walls all had
standard hold-downs. It was a weekend, no one around to ask. Could anyone
guess what the concrete was there for? DH ******* ******* ***
sufficient mass (or weight) in a footing or foundation to take the uplift of a fully rated holdown.
But then, how close to the beach did you say it was? Maybe it's
Oregon Earthquake AwarenessTM / The Quake NorthwestTM
"We Have Nothing To Fear But Shear Itself" / "We're All Subducting In This Together"
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