Re: Question on an SB arch..
- how about putting some timbers in your archway???
--- In email@example.com, "Hank Carr" <hank@d...>
> > Hey there gang...
> > Been fielding some questions on another board about SB
> > arches.. one fella there has proposed using a Gothic SB roofon
> > top of a fairly small home..wants to
> > Here is the question.. another fella picked up on this and
> > do a barrel vault arch ..The skins
> From my point of view there is only one answer to both of these
> suggestions. Don't do them.
> The straw bale wall system works as a stressed skin panel.
> work because they are vertical and transfer the load flows tothe
> foundation in a straight line from the header.three years
> Ben Polley told us when we took the SB workshop with him
> ago that it was a bad idea, dangerous to build, and thatsomeone had
> been killed trying to do it. That's good enough for me.your
> The other problem that I see is: if your roof is plastered straw
> bales then rain and snow are going to fall directly onto it and
> bales are going to get nasty.
> It isn't something that I would even consider.
> -----Original Message-----That would probably work nicely. Where would you put the timbers?
> From: mark [mailto:mark@...]
> how about putting some timbers in your archway???
> That would probably work nicely. Where would you put the timbers?Hank.. in the future you might want to refrain from asking people on
an open forum "where to put your timbers?" ...LOL .. hmmmm... let me
see... if I ask around the college I bet some of the teens there could
come up with some rather..ummm...how do I say this in public??...
ummm... Imaginative suggestions..LOL...
PS..hey if ya can't have fun in your own place where can you have fun,
> > how about putting some timbers in your archway???Mking it a Gothic Arch would help as well...seems the picture I
> That would probably work nicely. Where would you put the timbers?
referenced is missing now too... it was a Barrel Vault... Gothic Arch
does a better job of not pushing out or needing buttresses... with
that configuration you have no flat surface to collect moisture as