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clearlyambguous

does anyone have any clues where i could find information on Vertical Expansion Joint Solutions between CMU and brick. we are trying to stay away from the backer rod and sealant (don't ask why, i don't know why).

Thanks!

 
Oct 14, 09 6:41 pm
holz.box

Premolded foam or neoprene.

Other option is to use sealant & rod, then cover w/ copper or zinc waterstop…

Oct 14, 09 7:21 pm  · 
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clearlyambguous

holz, do you have a manufacturer for the copper/zinc waterstops? i'm googling and finding a couple in india...

Oct 14, 09 7:33 pm  · 
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blah

Look at Illinois Brick

Oct 14, 09 7:38 pm  · 
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holz.box

local sheet metal mfr

Oct 14, 09 7:40 pm  · 
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won and done williams

are you talking about an expansion joint or a control joint? if you are think about using sealant, it sounds like a control joint in which case you are best off trying to disguise the joint in a change of wall plane (inside corner, etc.). old masonry buildings used to do this really skillfully; newer buildings, not so much. if you are in fact talking about an expansion joint, most obviously you can find an expansion joint cover. if you don't want to see the expansion joint cover you're into some more complex detailing, but not impossible.

Oct 14, 09 7:41 pm  · 
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some person

Two expansion joint companies that come to mind are Emseal and MM Systems. And if I learned one thing from the Emseal rep: draw your expansion joints in axon/3-d. Solve all (most) conditions during design, especially the horizontal-to-vertical transitions.

Oct 14, 09 8:36 pm  · 
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won and done williams

i reread your post. you are using the term correctly. my mistake.

Oct 14, 09 8:36 pm  · 
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b3tadine[sutures]
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Oct 14, 09 10:06 pm  · 
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blah

beta,

That's quite interesting!

Oct 15, 09 12:09 am  · 
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