At least I know it wasn't MY construction work that failed.
@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.
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.