You're not familiar with the _universal_ situation of a beam/joist/
lintel being oriented vertically...?
I realize that usenet attracts people from around the globe, but I had
not realized that you were from an area with different physical laws.
Maybe if you strapped on your Orgone Accumulator and beamed your
questions directly to the Hive Mind, you'd get answers that would
apply in your realm. Just a thought.
Good _luck_ with your project!
If you're lying on your side after the building has collapsed on you, that
might be something you'd ponder, but you might not be thinking straight
because of a blow to the head and the blood loss. Still, it would be
understandable in such a context. Otherwise, not.
I'm starting to enjoy the thread more. I feel that I've invested a
bit in it, and I'm hoping he'll keep posting for the payoff. The 2x4
vs. 2x6 comment was priceless!
When I read that, I figured the guy _had_ to be a troll. Nope.
Check his posting history. He's having "issues" every step of the way
as he fumbles his way along in his building project.
He's apparently in the computer biz, so it's no wonder. They're
famous for working hard to find the solution and/or reinvent the
wheel. Unfortunately for him, in construction the solution
is...experience. When the experience is politely knocking on his
forehead to see if anyone is home, he swats it away like it's a
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