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posted 01-09-2001 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rebelyell   Click Here to Email rebelyell     Edit/Delete Message
Does the fact that putlog holes (for scaffolding)were left uncovered when the construction was finished have anything to do with trying to control the humidity that entered the masonry?

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posted 01-15-2001 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
I don't think so. Such holes would only gather some water after rain. But if they're open today, we can't be sure that they were open after scoffolding was finished. Many castlewalls that appear as plain stone-structures today were originally covered with plaster (sometimes even the walls of the main tower or Bergfried).
Are you still after those two holes at Château Surpierre?


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posted 01-31-2001 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
Emy: Finaly some pictures of castle Riom (GR) are available at


On the first one, you clearly can see rows of holes that I know were used for scaffolding (statement by Prof. W.Meyer, University of Basel, in one of my lectures).


posted 01-18-2017 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bellawinslet   Click Here to Email bellawinslet     Edit/Delete Message
I don't think after scaffolding work there putlog holes because i have personal experience with scaffolding. I get scaffolding services for my office and after it i does not find any putlog hole in my building so i think some companies does not fill up these hole and someone do it. But i have personal experience with Modern Scaffolding. I have find them on internet and i call them for scaffolding work of my office and i was well satisfied with their work. You must also contact them if you ever want scaffolding services. More i will give you the website where i find them hope you will also contact them if you want satisfactory work, you can visit: http://modernscaffolding.com/scaffolding-cambridgeshire/

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