posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:10 AM
reply to post by TDawgRex
True on that. I wouldn't want to suggest that tech doesn't exist to mitigate high wind damage. it's even code in some places. Epcot has a science
center with a number of mock ups and demonstrations on how it works. Really interesting and a type of steel cable running through the walls and
anchored. Also, literally tying the roof to the main load bearing walls so one couldn't go without the other.
Not to get all technical now because it really spoils the whole humor of the thing but the idiot compromised his house structure, he didn't improve
it. It's MORE likely to fail that way. First, you can physically see the strap tension. It's almost incredible to think about on that scale... but
yikes. It literally IS the same thing you see as a truck driver if you over tighten straps on a flatbed or don't use them properly. A very slight
bowing. On that scale. Wow.
More importantly though...the roof and design of the house is meant to flex and move as a strength, not a weakness. what that did was remove that
strength but only in two spots. That weakened the rest and particularly the center. At least I'd put my money on it....and those actual high wind,
destructive demos at Epcot were really instructional. lol...
but technical ruins the spontaneous absurdity of strapping your house down like cargo.
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