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I don't remember getting a message with nothing but gibberish, so either I
didn't get this message or Outlook was able to interpret it.

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Jason Kilgore
Leigh & O'Kane, LLC
Kansas City, Missouri

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Junata [mailto:multiconst(--nospam--at)sby.centrin.net.id]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:57 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Masonry mortar: Low Compression Results
> 
> Did you read it, because I received it from seaint. Usually I can read
> HTML
> or Rich Text format.
> 
> Junata
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason W. Kilgore" <jkilgore(--nospam--at)leok.com>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 8:02 PM
> Subject: RE: Masonry mortar: Low Compression Results
> 
> 
> > Someone made a post in an HTML or Rich Text format that your email
> reader
> > can't understand.  Instead of showing the modified fonts, margins, etc.,
> > your reader displayed the normally hidden codes.
> >
> > ---
> > Jason Kilgore
> > Leigh & O'Kane, LLC
> > Kansas City, Missouri
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Junata [mailto:multiconst(--nospam--at)sby.centrin.net.id]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 8:16 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: Masonry mortar: Low Compression Results
> >
> > What is this?????
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: hadiprawira djohan
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 5:06 AM
> > Subject: Masonry mortar: Low Compression Results
> >
> > <DIV>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> Roman"
> > size=3>Fellow Engineers,</FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
> > "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
> /><o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> Roman"
> > size=3>Recently, I received many low compressive results for masonry
> mortar
> > testing. Most of the low results were found with the brick mortar. I
> > specified Type S mortar, which should have 1800 psi strength, yet the
> result
> > came back as low as 900 psi. </FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> Roman"
> > size=3>This project is an 8 story CMU structure with a brick façade.
> There
> > is a relieving angle placed at each floor to carry the brick
> > load.</FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> Roman"
> > size=3>The following are my questions:</FONT></P>
> > <OL style="MARGIN-TOP: 0in" type=1>
> > <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1
> lfo1;
> > tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>Since the
> brick
> is
> > supported at every floor, should I settle with Type N mortar (750 psi)?
> What
> > is the standard mortar type for a one-floor brick wall
> > structure?</FONT></LI>
> > <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1
> lfo1;
> > tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>Is there any
> > impact of the low strength compression in the long run? Will lower
> mortar
> > strength cause premature repointing?</FONT></LI>
> > <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1
> lfo1;
> > tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>The material
> > testing company used a plastic form, which doesn't allow any water
> > absorption compared to brick, thus the plastic form resulted in a higher
> > water content than the actual condition. Is it possible that the cause
> of
> > the low compression is due to the method of the sampling? </FONT></LI>
> > <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1
> lfo1;
> > tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>Is there any
> > insitu testing that can be performed to verify mortar compressive
> strength
> > other than winsor-pro?</FONT></LI>
> > <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1
> lfo1;
> > tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>Did anyone
> > encounter this situation before, and what was your course of action as
> the
> > EOR?</FONT></LI></OL>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</FONT></FONT><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt;
> > FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New
> Roman';
> > mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-
> language:
> > AR-SA">Any thought counts! Thank you as always.</SPAN></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE:
> 12pt;
> > FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New
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> > <DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman';
> > mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US;
> > mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-
> SA">Djohan</SPAN></DIV>
> > <DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman';
> > mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US;
> > mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Brooker
> Engineering,
> > NY.</SPAN></DIV>
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