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Re: Building a proper porch What is the conclusion?

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this reminds me of the "Redneck Engineering Exam".
Question 1. If a man drops a 10 lb. bowling ball on the front porch of
his house, how many hound dogs sleeping under the porch will be killed?

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 12:53:34 -0400 "Jeffrey Fertich"
<civilben1968(--nospam--at)hotmail.com> writes:
> Does anyone know the cause of the callapse, every year a few decks 
> fail 
> around here and it almost always the ledger connection to the house. 
>  I 
> thought it was quite clear on the photo's that the leger came off as 
> you 
> could see the shadow of were it used to be, there were no bolts or 
> peices of 
> wood attached to the wall.  I will bet dollars to donuts that the 
> ledgers 
> were nailed into the brick joints or Tapcon, neither is code 
> approved.   
> Lumber , joists, just don't break from to many people, something 
> came apart 
> and I bet it was the ledger.
> 
> Jeff Fertich, PE
> Gettysburg PA
> 
> Self employed and loving it.
> 
> 
> >From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
> >Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >Subject: Re: Building a proper porch
> >Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 10:58:37 -0400
> >
> >Tim Allison wrote:
> >
> >. > For any of you still interested in the effects of the porch 
> collapse, 
> >my
> >. > friend signed a lease last week in Wrigleyville (an area 
> dominated by
> >. > 3-story masonry buildings w/ wooden back porches)... there were 
> some 5
> >. > pages added to the lease with provisions like "no more than 5 
> people 
> >may
> >. > occupy the porch area, no grills or other flammable objects may 
> be used 
> >or
> >. > stored, etc etc etc." - a bunch of CYA since the thinking is 
> that a
> >. > majority of the porches have been "designed"/constructed 
> similarly to 
> >the
> >. > collapsed porch.
> >
> >Any restrictions on potted plants?  Ratio of potted plants to 
> permitted
> >people?
> >
> >A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> >Tucson, Arizona
> >
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