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.

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