Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!**
Questions of the week:**
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There are four categories or origins for splits and cracks in wood beams, which category is false?
a. Resource Based
b. Moisture Content Based
c. Grow season based
d. Processing Based **
Which wood has a tensile strength which can be equal to that of steel?
a. Rift sawn oak
b. Lignum Vitae
d. Douglas fir**
Squash blocks are used to ……… (Multiple answer, check all that apply) **
a. To carry load-bearing walls that stack above walls (or beams)
b. To carry concentrated loads from above through the floor
c. To support mechanical installations like pipes and HVAC runs
d. To prevent squeaks under 8’ or larger track door systems
**4. Masonry beams are strong in? **
c. Compression and tension
d. Lateral load bearing
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