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first lintel installation

Discussion in 'Building' started by george765, 17 May 2012.

  1. george765

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    I've got a bit nervous half way through the job at home. followed all the advice from you guys but would still like your opinion.
    I've cut out the inner leaf (very loose bricks) for the lintel, but have bottled it a bit on cutting out the slot in the outside leaf as this will leave just the needles supporting.
    Hopefully I have managed to attach some pics for your opinions as to wether I should carry on ?
    I have to slot both lintels in from the outside as they are a bit too wide to have put one in from the inside.
    You can see the lintels are ready for install, resting on the extension wall.
     
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    Crack on pal, that is a pretty thorough needling job and would hold up most of the house!
     
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    I'm too nervous to say anything :eek:
     
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    thanks noseall. It is the loose bricks that worried me, a few dropped like they had no mortar at all. Oh well, will bite the bullet tommorow (if the frigin rain stops)
    Woody.......you ain't making me feel better :( lol
     
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    :LOL:

    Personally, I would have the props closer to the wall - about 500mm away max, but see what anyone else thinks

    Also just knock out enough to get the beams in and then put the beams in before removing the rest of the wall below.

    And cutting the opening with a disc saw, rather than banging with a hammer and chisel will minimise the amount of vibration

    Mortar on the top of the beams and then lift them up as much as possible, rather than just putting the beam on the padstone and then packing above.
     
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    How did your lintel installation go?
     
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    They're still searching through the rubble for George :evil:
     
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    Job went smooth as silk, dunno what I was worried about :confused:
    thanks to all that gave advice.
     
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