By Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan's unequalled skill to attract strains of connection among our daily experiences--whether consuming, gardening, or building--and the wildlife has been the root for the preferred luck of his many works of nonfiction, together with the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In security of Food. With this up-to-date variation of his past e-book A position of My Own, readers can revisit the encouraged, clever, and infrequently hilarious tale of Pollan's awareness of a room of his own--a small, wood hut, his "shelter for daydreams"--built along with his admittedly unhandy fingers. encouraged through either Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A position of My Own not just works to show the background and which means of all human construction, it additionally marks the connections among bodies, our minds, and the wildlife.
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If a hollow sound is detected, notify the structural engineer for further instructions. 4. Check the tendon to ensure that it is perpendicular to the anchor and the anchor is parallel to the face of the concrete, unless design dictates otherwise. 5. Remove any excess corrosion inhibiting coatings, any dirt, sand, or concrete slurry from the tendon tails. 6. Inspect the wedges to ensure that they have been installed evenly and have been seated properly. 7. Each jack should have its own 30-amp protected circuit and all electrical circuits must be grounded.
Don’t stress any tendons that contain concrete slurry inside the anchor cavity. The slurry will prevent proper seating of the wedges. 2. Don’t use the jack when it does not seat properly on the face of the anchor. 3. Don’t overstress tendons to achieve proper elongation. 4. Don’t allow obstructions in the path of the jack extension. 5. Don’t use extension cords longer than 100 feet (30 meters). All extension cords must be three wire, 12 gauge, minimum. 6. Don’t continue stressing if it appears that something is not working properly.
When banding tendons together, care must be taken to avoid damaging the plastic sheathing. The tendons are smoothly splayed out at the anchorage as illustrated in Fig. 2. The design engineer will usually specify the procedures for installing tendons around small openings in a slab (Fig. 3). It is possible to splice tendons that may be too short by using tendon couplers (Fig. 4). Dead end anchorages are generally attached at the posttensioning supplier’s plant. 5. 6 Some Posttensioning Do’s and Don’ts During concrete placement: 1.
A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams by Michael Pollan