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robrt8

Nov 28, 2007, 5:32 PM

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Mexican style construction--those bricks

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Okay, so the the bricks go up, the concrete pillars/castillos go up, and the concrete beam/cadena goes on top...
My question is, does the beam support the weight above, or are those bricks also structural?
I'd like to open some walls if I can.



Rolly


Nov 28, 2007, 6:23 PM

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The bricks are not structural. Free free to kick them out. But do leave the columns and beans in place; you need them. The columns hold up the roof, and the beams hold the box together and act as headers for the doors and windows.

Rolly Pirate


drmike

Nov 29, 2007, 8:07 AM

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"But do leave the columns and beans in place".

Is there a particular type bean to leave or will any bean work?
Dr. Mike

http://www.smarthealthchoices.blogspot.com

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn't matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.


Hindu teaching



thriftqueen

Nov 29, 2007, 9:15 AM

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Depends on what part of Mexico you live as to the variety of bean required :o)


mkdutch

Nov 29, 2007, 9:28 AM

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Re: [Rolly] Mexican style construction--those bricks

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Rolly, even tho you have spent years on this and other Mexico-related forums, helping miriads adopt and adjust to Mexico, you still get no respect. Please accept the honorary title of "Rodney Dangerfield of Mexico".............=^..^=...which comes with a supply of all the beans you can eat....Dutch
 
 
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