My drawings stipulate that i will need to lintel over services where they
run through the foundations.
Do I need to buy a real lintel, or is there some way of doing this with
The services in question will be a drain entering the front of the garage
and exiting the back. I will also have power, water & gas all going through
one point into the garage.
The lintel needs to be able to support the structure of the garage in such a
way that no load is applied to the pipes which are being bridged. In order
to do this properly you need a concrete foundation either side of the pipe -
extending down to a depth several inches below pipe level. You then need to
build a brick pillar with engineering bricks and mortar either side of the
pipe, and use the lintel to make a bridge between the pillars.
If that's what you mean by "just prop it up on bricks either side" then,
yes - that's what you do!
ok roger, that's what i'll do. i've got some very dense hard bricks which
made up part of an old victorian driveway, i'll class them as engineering
bricks for the purposes of this exercise.
thoughts if you're able?
thanks roger - i just decided to buy engineering bricks - they're getting
delivered today - it's not the sort of thing that i'll be able to hunker
down and eyeball in later years to see if it's survived a hard winter....
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