TFW a small home project ends in disaster
At least I know it wasn't MY construction work that failed.
ok, upgrades on lessons learned.
remove brick walls
mount to slab.
gonna need a wheelbarrow.
Was trying to really avoid drilling into that aggregate... that stuff is serious business.
I now own a 10 pound sledge.
One wall down.
@thegibson dang yah that seems really shallow for a beam like that.
@PFreak only a four foot beam... was trying to use a 50 yr old shitty brick wall to mount a shade sail on... tensioning took the mortar right apart.
@thegibson Ah I see, beam looked longer in the photo. Yah that mortar looks like it gave way very cleanly, like there is none left on the wall!
@PFreak Yeah, I was concerned with doing it this way when I started... shoulda listened to myself.
oh well, wanted an excuse to get rid of those walls anyhow.
@thegibson I somehow doubt structural integrity was a design goal of that wall. No rebar, for one.
@thegibson If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.
@thegibson yeah, a lot of the brick stuff I’ve seen treats it as strong in compression, not in tension
@vito Yeah, I knew that going in, and had concerns... but two mitigation made me ok with it.
I didn't like those brick walls much, and I thought the load wouldn't be enough to break them...
Not crying too hard about it.
@thegibson When in doubt, over-engineer.
@thegibson Gah! Brickwork doesn't like searing force. ><
@socketwench no, it does not... I thought it wouldn't be enough to snap... I was mistaken.
@thegibson It might have been fine if it were rebar reenforced, but that's uncommon for anything not load bearing.
I'm actually good with it... wanted an excuse to demolish those little half walls anyway.
@thegibson Time to get some tube forms and mix up some concrete?
@socketwench Maybe... or mount to the patio slab.
@thegibson Probably be easier, yeah.
@socketwench Since it'll be going to an 8 foot post, I am going to up it to a 6x6
@thegibson The escalation has begun.
@thegibson You can take out a crossbow with that if you get close enough.
@thegibson The_Gibson, when the wall fell.
@thegibson you’re like a Pink Floyd super villain
TheGibson vs the wall. Poor wall. Shouldn't have stood against TheGibson.😃
@thegibson that's great! we Germans did that in 1990 too.
@thegibson the world is now your delicate, breakable oyster.
@thegibson Time to smash some stacks ;)
@thegibson I love a big hammer
@thegibson What the shit??
@thegibson longer beams and anchor into the ground?
I read up about these when someone (you?) posted before.
I really loved the saddle point configuration!
@thegibson also, did you just "casually" have some old foundation and low rise walls in your backyard?
@thegibson wait, how did the grill not get damaged? this was staged!
@thegibson this is "big contractor" astroturf
@dlovell I did... upon destruction it is clear that it was just leftover bricks from construction....
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.