Integrate the Bags Where Walls or Buttresses Intersect Fig 639

Note that both ends of these exposed end bags have been hard-assed, had their diddles locked, and have been laid two inches (5 cm) in from the exterior finished wall surface.

Their ends will extend out flush with the row below when tamped later from above (Fig. 6.40).

After the second row is tamped (and after each succeeding row), check again for level, noting any high and low spots. In a long run, it may be easier to check the level using a water level. (For directions on how to make and use a water level, refer to Appendix A) (Fig. 6.41).

Now is also the time to begin checking for plumb of the vertical surface. In order to maintain a wall that doesn't lean in or out (or both!), check the vertical surface with a level after each row is installed (Fig. 6.42).

6.42: Checking for plumb.

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