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RE: Block Lintels

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It depends on if you are designing with Working Stress or Ultimate strength.
Yes, all allowable stresses are reduced by 1/2 in Working Stress with no
special inspection.
Ultimate Strength doesn't required 1/2 stresses (because it is special
Either way, don't forget to check the 1/600 deflection criteria.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Kestner [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 8:09 AM
Subject: Block Lintels

When using uninspected masonry construction, should block lintels be
designed using 1/2 stresses?

Jim Kestner, P.E.
Green Bay, Wi.