Intersecting Stud Frame Walls

Earthbags make wonderful, sound-dampening intersecting walls and room dividers. If, however, space is at a premium, small spaces like closets and bathrooms will take up less floor space if built out of thinner wall install velcro plates to attach install velcro plates to attach

Install velcro plates every »3 - 4 rows

7.7: Intersecting stud frame wall lag-screwed to strip anchors.

Install velcro plates every »3 - 4 rows bottom plate studded with nails at opposing angles pro-■ & vides a key-in to anchor frame into a poured adobe floor.

7.7: Intersecting stud frame wall lag-screwed to strip anchors.

wall stud

1/2 " min. dia. all-thread rod wall stud

washer/nut placed every fourth row or 20" max. to next bolt washer/nut placed every fourth row or 20" max. to next bolt

7.8: Stud frame wall attached with all-thread and bolted through an earthbag wall.

into a curved wall to create a shelf. Pay attention during installation to assure maintenance of level

into a curved wall to create a shelf. Pay attention during installation to assure maintenance of level materials like wood. The following are a couple of techniques for attaching intersecting stud frame walls to earthbag walls:

• Strip anchors set into the earthbag wall with a stud frame wall bolted to it with lag screws (Fig.7.7).

• A square plate with a washer and bolt attached to it. Make sure the square plate is large enough to span at least half of the width of the bags below and above the bolt (Fig. 7.8).

• Our preference is to use narrower bags or tubes for interior walls, or hand sculpt walls out of cob or wattle and daub. The possibilities for alternatives to building with wood are limitless, while there are limits to the availability of wood. If an entire wall is to contain several large closely-spaced windows to take advantage of solar gain, it is better to build this wall of wood.

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