The most widely-used standards for specifying concrete masonry units in the United States are published by ASTM. International. These ASTM standards. (ASTM C 1, 1, Concrete brick. (ASTM C 55). 2, 2, * Requirements may be reduced to psi average and psi for individual units. Find the most up-to-date version of ASTM C at Engineering

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Interestingly, no surfaces near the vent has water on them. Even if the asstm is installed above the beam, aastm is needed to prevent the beam from being pulled xstm or out of the pocket.

And we have also seen where new flashing was not installed at all, but the roofer relied on roofing tar to stick the edge of the new shingles to the old ones. Homes with steel joists may have a sole plate attached to the bottom of the joists, as shown in the Photo Even if water vapor had come up through the slab, this case shows that the water vapor can be converted back into water droplets that can be absorbed by the crawlspace materials exposed to the water.

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1c45 But the shims between the middle support piers and the foundation beams are a minimum 4-inch wide hardwood and used in pairs As Photos 4 and 10 show, the foundation beams are located in nearly the same locations as would be the piers for a pier foundation home. Termites can be very determined to find a food source. In this home, cracks in the slab had been sealed, which may have been precautionary.

But, a typical air handler fan pushes around cubic feet of air per minute. As the letter states, we are concerned that ABS pads will be used in conditions where they are not intended.

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Example of another proper anchoring method using angle iron bolted to foundation. Aetm, Reston, VA, December But, consider also that if you are not happy with the operation of the humidification system, replacing a PHS is a lot cheaper than replacing a CHS.


During the winter, if you water supply temperature is colder, not only is water potentially being wasted, it could also be carrying some of the heat you are supplying to the air down the drain. This article, though, is about anchoring manufactured and modular homes that have perimeter foundation systems.

Technical Notes on Brick Series, No 24, pp. Manufactured homes come in both single and doublewide constructions, while modular homes are usually doublewide construction.

When I went to enter the crawlspace, this view greeted me. If the foundation beam ends are not located in pockets that are tight enough to prevent twisting of the beams, both sides of each end of the foundation beams need to be anchored or the full widths of the beams have to be anchored as shown in the example photos later in this article.

However, a professional will know more about the conditions to which to test under and will have more sophisticated instruments than a homeowner.

But, as I said earlier, air takes the path of least resistance and, if the duct is not the path of least resistance, it will not work.

So what is wrong satm using a cardboard tube for the pit. Alternative methods of fastening the two beams together may exist; but the installer should check with the manufacturer for acceptability. Another important point is that recent HUD rules require states to develop installation rules based on the minimum standards listed near the beginning of this article. Photo 1 shows a typical pier system: In particular, he investigated whether consumers were warned about what could be the impact of adding such a hood to a home.

For homes with wood joists, the joists can be fastened to the xstm plate directly, as shown in Photo So, most of the water a CHS is putting into the air could be traveling directly outdoors, barely elevating the indoor humidity levels. During overlayments, another layer of shingles are laid along the rake, which raises the edge of the shingles where they are better exposed to the wind and lifting. If an adequate vapor barrier was not installed below the slab, water vapor from the soil can flow through the slab and into the home, causing moisture issues inside the home.


Log In Sign Up. As the previous and following photos show, the foundation beams are located in nearly the same locations as would be the piers for a pier foundation home.

In this installation, the sole plate was oversized and lag screws were used to screw joists to the sole plate.

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In this post, I want to discuss more about the differences between the two systems. The central humidification control system has to wait until the thermostat calls for heat before it can work. Ast, even if pockets are installed in a concrete block foundation, pilasters are still usually built in the foundation under the pockets and the blocks are filled with concrete with rebar reinforcement.

In this case, I was soaked to my underwear by the time I left the crawlspace. What can happen is that air entering through leaks has the path of least resistance to the air handler. The most Table 2 shows the results of t — test analysis which important factor militating against blocks tested on deals with the estimation of a true value from a as-cast face is lack of smoothness and plane ness.