Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Without mortar joints the wall would have very low bending resistance (similar to a wall with a large horizontal crack at mid height)
Reinforced grouted cell masonry would be very unlikely for typical residental construction ... and I would seriously doubt it would ever be done without bed or head joints ... ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)
I would flag it ... just my opinion and 2-nickels ...
Robert O'Connor, PE
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