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Lintel Failure Photo Help


Mike Lamb
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Coincidence - I'm preparing for a seminar and I happen to have a file of pictures open with some examples.

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Do you want any of wood?

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Hey guys, great pics of lintel problems. Where I live we use wood, and vinyl. If it is brick its not structural. Looking at the pics gives me a new respect and outlook when scoping out a wall, windows etc

My grandfather emmigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia in the mid 30 and took up roots and his business in Windsor, he was a Brick and Stone Mason. I wish I had spent a couple of summer with him, mom says he had hands like a bear. Old country and old school.

Just rambling...

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Do these photos from yesterday help any, Mike? The lintel can't fail if it doesn't exist. 'Course the soldiers above the window didn't fare too well. The entire course of brick could be moved--very carefully, so Joe Homeowner didn't arrive home and find part of his house in the front yard--by hand.

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I’m working on a report to illustrate that steel lintel failure from rust starts at the upper corners of a fenestration where the steel takes longer to dry out. Some over zealous masonry boys are calling for lintel replacement all around the second floor of a building when the problem is a parapet failure working down and not a lintel failure working up. Thanks for any photos. It is appreciated.

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Hi,

I have some photo's of the lintel outside my front door below. what would your advice be on repairing it. The house is local council and they want to plaster over it but I'm not sure if this will help and that the lintel needs replacing. any help will be great.

cheers

Phil

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Well, they are not steel but how about some wood lintels, on new construction!

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And then we have a glulam that was cut in half used as a quasi lintel/header/sill plate.

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View of what that glulam is holding up!

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